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Authors & Illustrators

Here are the top 2,100 authors and 1,000 illustrators from the whole heritage of children’s literature. And also the top Editors, Translators, and Compilers.

A. Y. D.

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This may have been Anne Yeomans Doxley. She was a friend and contemporary of Randolph Caldecott’s wife.

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Author

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Verna Aardema

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Verna Norberg Aardema Vugteveen, best known by the name Verna Aardema, was an American writer of children's books. Her book Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears won the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1976.

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Author

Lived:
1911 - 2000

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Salomon and Joseph Abbey (S. or J. Abbey)

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Salomon van Abbé and Joseph van Abbé were two brothers who signed their work Abbey. The dates given are for Salomon who also used the name C. Morse. He was born in Amsterdam and was an artist, etcher and illustrator of books and magazines.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1883 - 1955

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Elenore Plaisted Abbott

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Born in Lincoln, Maine, Elenore Plaisted Abbott studied under Howard Pyle. She was one of the many illustrators of books and magazines in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Illustrator
Editor
Compiler

Lived:
1875 - 1935

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Donald Abbott

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Illustrator

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Moreton Abbott

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Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Jacob Abbott

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Jacob Abbott was an American author of children’s books, best known for his ‘Rollo’ and ‘Franconia’ series of stories.

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Author

Lived:
1803 - 1879

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Harriette Sheffer Abels

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Author

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Henry Brooks Adams

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Henry Brooks Adams was an American historian and member of the Adams political family. He descended from two U.S. Presidents. His posthumously published memoir, The Education of Henry Adams, won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Author

Lived:
1838 - 1918

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Andy Adams

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American author Andy Adams lived as a real cowboy and gold miner. Then he wrote seven books.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1859 - 1935

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Charles Marshall Adams

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Author
Editor
Compiler

Lived:
1907 - 1990

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Adrienne Adams

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Adrienne Adams was a children’s book illustrator as well as an artist and author of children’s books. She won the Caldecott Honor twice.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1906 - 2002

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Richard Adams

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Richard George Adams was an English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down. He studied modern history at the university before serving in the British Army during World War II. Afterward he completed his studies and then joined the British Civil Service. Two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author.

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Author

Lived:
1920 - 2016

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Sherred Willcox Adams

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Author

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Kathleen Adams

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Author
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Compiler

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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George Adamson

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Born in the Bronx George Worsley Adamson studied in England and spent his career there as a cartoonist and illustrator.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1913 - 2005

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Doris Adelberg (Doris Orgel)

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Doris Adelberg was born in Vienna, Austria. She married Shelley Orgel. She currently lives in New York City and is a full-time children’s author.

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Author

Lived:
1929 - 0 B.C.

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Janeen R. Adil

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Author
Editor

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Elmer Adler

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Elmer Adler founded Pynson Printers in New York, producing exacting high-end work. He also founded The Colophon, a quarterly journal for book collectors.

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Type:
Editor

Lived:
1884 - 1962

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Irving Adler

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Irving Adler was an author, mathematician, scientist, political activist and educator. He was the author of 57 books (some under the pen name Robert Irving) about mathematics, science, and education, and the co-author of 30 more, for both children and adults.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1913 - 2012

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