(1914 - 2003)
John Robert McCloskey (September 15, 1914 – June 30, 2003) was an American writer and illustrator of children’s books. He both wrote and illustrated eight picture books and won two Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association recognizing the year’s best-illustrated picture book.
Blueberries for Sal (1948)
The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day.
Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man (1963)
Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, is fishing and accidentally hooks a whale’s tale, but all is forgiven when he removes the hook and applies a Band-Aid -- but then all the other whales want one too.
Centerburg Tales (1951)
This second book of Homer Price’s adventures includes the Gravitty-Bitties adventure and Experiment 13.
The Children’s Hour Volume 4 (1953)
A collection of humorous and nonsense stories and verse.
Walter R. Brooks
Laura E. Richards
The Children’s Hour Volume 7 (1953)
A collection of mysteries, classic and contemporary.
The Children’s Hour Volume 8 (1953)
A collection of myth, legend and folktale.
Joel Chandler Harris
Hilda van Stockum
A. B. Frost
Henry C. Pitz
Eighteen stories set in America.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
A collection of myths, epics and tall tales.
Anne Burnett Malcolmson
Fun and Fantasy (1958)
An anthology of imaginative stories and poems for older readers.
This calendar published by his high school history club was Robert McCloskey’s first publication. The image is provided from the collections of The Western Reserve Historical Society.
Good Times Together (1958)
An anthology of stories and poems about children around the world for younger readers.
Henry Reed, Inc. (1955)
Henry Reed spends the summer in Grover’s Corner and sets up a business with Midge Glass.
Henry and Midge decide to start a baby-sitting service as their summer project.
Henry Reed’s Big Show (1970)
This summer Henry and Midge are theatrical producers.
Henry Reed’s Journey (1963)
Henry joins Midge and her family as they drive from San Francisco to Grover’s Corner. Naturally they have adventures along the way.
Homer Price (1943)
Homer Price lives just outside Centerburg with his parents who run a tourist camp and his pet skunk, Aroma. This first book of his adventures includes the story of the night the doughnut machine at his Uncle Ulysses’ lunchroom went crazy.
Journey Cake, Ho! (1953)
When hard times come, Johnny sets out to seek his fortune with the journey cake in his knapsack. When the journey cake escapes it leads him on a merry chase, picking up animals as it goes until Johnny finds himself home again.
The new owner of Junket’s farm does not want any animals about the place, but Junket has other ideas.
When the band dries up, Lentil saves the day with his harmonica.