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Berta Hader

Author, Illustrator

(1890 - 1973)

Berta Hader

Berta Hoerner Hader (August 1, 1890 – February 6, 1976) was born in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico. She and her husband Elmer jointly illustrated more than 70 children’s books, about half of which they also wrote. They won the annual Caldecott Medal for The Big Snow (1948), recognizing the year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”.



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Banana Tree House (1938)

A story of children living in Bermuda.

Author(s): Phillis Garrard
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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The Big Snow (1948)

The woodland animals were all getting ready for the winter. Geese flew south, rabbits and deer grew thick warm coats, and the raccoons and chipmunks lay down for a long winter nap. It was a sure sign that the big snow was on its way. The authors feature in this winter story.

1949

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Billy Butter: The Tale of a Little Brown Goat (1936)

The little goat is rescued from the butcher’s shop and becomes a familiar pet on the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Chuck-a-Luck and His Reindeer (1933)

An Eskimo boy and his pet reindeer travel to New York to appear with Santa at a department store.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Cock-a-Doodle Doo (1939)

In this case it’s a rooster raised by a duck in a familiar story.

1940

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Home on the Range (1955)

Jerry goes out West to be a cowboy, and swaps places with his friend Little Bear to see what it would be like to be an Indian.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Jamaica Johnny (1935)

Johnny Morgan lives on the Island of Jamaica in the Caribbean.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Little Antelope: An Indian for a Day (1962)

Johnny visits the American Museum of Natural History and imagines what it would be like to be an Indian in the olden days.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Little Appaloosa (1949)

Ben lives on a ranch out west and receives an Appaloosa pony of his own to raise, train and ride.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Lost in the Zoo (1951)

John Henry gets lost on a visit to the zoo, can you help find him?

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Márcos, a Mountain Boy of Mexico (1937)

Marcos sets out to seek his fortune.

1937

Author(s): Melicent Humason Lee
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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The Mighty Hunter (1943)

The mighty hunter skips school to go hunting, but an encounter with a bear makes him decide that he should work on his education.

1944

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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The Skyrocket (1946)

Roger stows away for a trip around the world on the mail rocket.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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The Smiths and Rusty (1936)

A family has adventures with its cocker spaniel.

Author(s): Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Snow in the City: A Winter’s Tale (1963)

Paul and Pamela enjoy winter in the big city.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Stop, Look, Listen (1936)

How to be safe on your walk to and from school.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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The Story of Pancho and the Bull with the Crooked Tail (1942)

Pancho captures the wild bull with the crooked tail and earns the reward of a silver mounted saddle, a purse of gold, and the biggest hat in all Mexico.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Timothy and the Blue Cart (1930)

Three children spend the summer on a farm in New Hampshire and make friends with the vegetable man and the horse that pulls his blue cart.

Author(s): Elinor Whitney
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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Tommy Thatcher Goes to Sea (1937)

Tommy had always wanted to go to sea on a sailing ship and at last his chance has come.

Author(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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