Judi Barrett is the author of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Her husband was the illustrator. She is also the author of Pickles to Pittsburgh, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, and Things That Are Most in the World. She currently teaches art to kindergarten students at a school in Brooklyn, New York.
|Daisy Corning Stone Spedden|
|Author/Illustrator Jan Brett|
|Hans Christian Andersen|
Rafe was born in New York City in 1946. Martin became the first student to graduate with Highest Honors in English from Harpur College (now Binghamton University), for his thesis on Moby Dick. Aside from having a M.A in English Literature he is also a trained literary critic. His first book was published in 1984 and twenty more have followed. The Rough-Face Girl is one of his well known titles. A. Levine is the editor and publisher of the Harry Potter books. He wrote in a review that "Rafe Martin is an amazing performer and storyteller...he is magical in the way he tells books" (RafeMartin.com).
|Chris Van Allsbur|
Christine Maxfield's story called Christmas in Water Village was published in 1989.
Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899. Known to the world as E.B White, he is the author of Charlotte's Web and other beloved classics such as Stuart Little. White was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity during his college years. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1923. He wrote for The Seattle Times and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He also worked in an advertising agency before returning to New York City in 1924. In 1963, White was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and in 1978, he won an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his work as a whole. White died in 1985, in Brooklin, Maine.
Sheldon Allan Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930. He is an author, illustrator, cartoonist, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and screenwriter. Perhaps he is most known for his children's poems; all of which are clever, serious, and silly. Some titles that you may recognize are The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Everything On It. His books have been translated into twenty languages and sold over 20 million copies. This talented man died in May of 1999. Visit his website at ShelSilverstein.com.
|Margaret Wise Brown|
|Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|Clement Clarke Moore|
Audrey Wood is the author of The Napping House, which was illustrated by her husband. The two have been a team on many children's books. Wood was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently lives in Santa Barbara, California. As a child, her younger sisters were Wood's audience for her stories. As you can see from her picture, Wood is a lover of animals. She has several pets, most of which appear in her stories. Wood says that writing and illustrating is a demanding, but rewarding experience. Information about the author was gathered from Scholastic.com.
Arlene Mosel was born Arlene Tichy on August 27, 1921. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University where she earned her B.A in 1942. She later attended Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) where she graduated with a M.S in Library Science in 1959. Mosel was an American author of children's literature who was best known for her illustrated books Tikki Tikki Tembo and the award winning The Funny Little Woman, which was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1973.