Celebrating November Authors


Many authors and illustrators have touched our minds and hearts. One way to celebrate them is to introduce or revisit their contributions on their birthdays.

This list will remind you of authors and illustrators you already love and, ideally, introduce you to a few you haven’t encountered yet. You’ll find titles to interest all ages. Check them out from your local or school library or click the Amazon affiliate links. (Chapter Book=C, Early Chapter Book=EC, Picture Book=P, Nonfiction=NF)

November 2—Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

The Bear That Heard Crying—P

Lumber Camp Library—EC

November 3—Janell Cannon



November 7—Yuyi Morales


November 9—Lois Ehlert

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf—P


November 10—Neil Gaiman


The Dangerous Alphabet—P


Make Good Art—NF

The Wolves in the Walls—P

November 12—Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate the Great (series)—C

November 12—Jez Alborough

Duck in the Truck—P


Where’s My Teddy?—P

November 13—Robert Louis Stevenson

A Child’s Garden of Verses—NF

Treasure Island—C

November 14—Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking—C

November 14—William Steig

Brave Irene—P


Pete’s a Pizza—P


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble—P

November 14—Nancy Tafuri

The Busy Little Squirrel—P

Have You Seen My Duckling?—P

November 17—Christopher Paolini

Eragon (series)—C

November 20—Marion Dane Bauer

Little Dog, Lost—P


November 21—Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond—C

November 22—William Kotzwinkle

Walter the Farting Dog—P

November 24—Mordicai Gerstein

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers—P

November 24—Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess—C

The Secret Garden—C

November 25—Marc Brown

Arthur (series)—P

November 25—Crescent Dragonwagon

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep—P

November 25—P. D. Eastman

Are You My Mother?—P

The Best Nest—P

Go, Dog. Go!—P

November 27—Kevin Henkes

A House—P



Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse—P

Olive’s Ocean—C

Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick—P


The Year of Billy Miller—C

November 28—Ed Young

Lon Po Po: A Red-Reding Hood Story from China—P

Seven Blind Mice—P

November 29—Jackie French

Diary of a Wombat—P

November 29—Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back—P

This Is Not My Hat—P

We Found a Hat—P

The Rock from the Sky—P

November 29—Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time (series)—C

November 29—C. S. Lewis

Chronicles of Narnia (series)—C

November 30—Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables (This is one of my top three favorites of all time.)—C


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