Here are six great children’s writers and their birthdays. Pop the dates in your calendar and mark the day with a special book sharing, reading event.
Here is a list of things you might like to do – Fun Book Activities to Share with Your Grandchildren
March 2, 1904
Dr. Seuss was an American author and cartoonist who wrote 46 immortal children’s books under the pen name of Dr. Seuss. His most notable works include The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).
It is reported that he has sold 600 million books.
September 13, 1916
Welsh-born novelist, and screenwriter, Roald Dahl was also a fighter pilot who wrote such children’s classics as James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, and Matilda. Many of his popular books, including The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, have been made into feature films.
November 29, 1898
Irish-born CS Lewis, became known for his Chronicles of Narnia books, which center on a group of children who venture into a fantasy world by way of a magical wardrobe.
January 3, 1892
English author, poet, and professor, JRR Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He was ranked by The Times as one of the 50 greatest English authors, and he is widely considered to be the father of the modern fantasy genre.
July 28, 1866
Born in England, Beatrix Potter was a children’s author and illustrator. She is best known for her children’s classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Her other popular books include The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.
Beatrix Potter grew up with a love for nature and animals, and often drew the small animals she observed. During the 1890s, she began earning extra income as a designer of animal-themed Christmas cards.
January 27, 1832
Lewis Carroll’s magical story Alice in Wonderland has delighted and intrigued children for over 100 years. He was well-known for his inventiveness and spawned a genre known as “literary nonsense.”
As a child Lewis Carroll suffered a stammer which deeply affected his social life. His nonsense poem, Jabberwocky, actually introduced new vocabulary such as “chortle” to the English language.
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