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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.

Jean Young Ayer

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Author

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

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Jim Aylesworth

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Jim Ayleworth spent twenty-five years as an elementary school teacher. Since 1980 he has published many books for children.

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Author

Lived:
1943 - 0 B.C.

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William James Aylward

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Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a ship builder and owner, Aylward early developed an interest in nautical subjects. He was a student of Howard Pyle and achieved success as an artist and illustrator. He is particularly known for a series of paintings of nautical subjects related to World War I.

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Illustrator
Editor
Compiler

Lived:
1875 - 1956

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William Edmondstoune Aytoun

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William Edmondstoune Aytoun was a Scottish lawyer, poet and academic. He is best-known for his humorous verse.

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Author
Translator

Lived:
1813 - 1865

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Alice Bach

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Alice Bach is a native New Yorker with a degree in medieval studies who is fond of cats whom she tries to teach to stand on their heads, without much success.

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Author

Lived:
1942 - 0 B.C.

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H. I. Bacharach (Herman I. Bacharach)

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Herman Ilfeld Bacharach was a well-known artist and illustrator and designer. Many of his works can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the New Mexico State Library.

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Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1899 - 1976

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Monica Backway

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Author

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

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Paul Bacon

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Paul Bacon was a prolific American designer of book jackets and record album covers. He was a jazz musician who performed on the comb.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1923 - 2015

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J. H. Bacon

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John Henry Frederick Bacon was a British painter and illustrator of genre works, history and bible scenes, and portraits.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1865 - 1914

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Peggy Bacon

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Margaret Frances “Peggy” Bacon (May 2, 1895 – January 4, 1987) was an American printmaker, illustrator, painter and writer. Bacon was known for her humorous and ironic etchings and drawings, as well as for her satirical caricatures of prominent personalities in the late 1920s and 1930s.

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Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1895 - 1987

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Robert Baden-Powell

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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell was a British Army officer, writer, founder and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association, and founder of the Girl Guides.

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Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1857 - 1941

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Barbara Bader

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Barbara Bader is the author of American Picturebooks from Noah’s Ark to the Beast Within. She has written extensively on picture books, folklore, multicultural literature, the history of libraries, and publishing for children. She is well-known in the field of children’s literature. She lives in Connecticut.

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Author

Lived:
1972 - 0 B.C.

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Enid Bagnold

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Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE (27 October 1889 – 31 March 1981), known by her maiden name as Enid Bagnold, was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was filmed in 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor.

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Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1889 - 1981

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Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

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Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23, 1961) was an American children’s author. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and attended Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated in 1896. She contributed to the Ladies’ Home Journal and other magazines, and published volumes of stories for children, methods of story telling and teaching children and other related subjects, which include Boys and Girls of Colonial Days (1917); Broad Stripes and Bright Stars (1919); Hero Stories (1919); and The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings (1945). She wrote For the Children’s Hour (1906). In 1947, her book Miss Hickory won the Newbery Medal.

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Author

Lived:
1875 - 1961

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Bernadine Bailey

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Bernadine Freeman Bailey was a prolific writer of mostly non-fiction for children. For a time she served as directing staff editor for Childcraft.

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Author

Lived:
1901 - 1995

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Philip H. Bailey

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Philip H. Bailey was an American professor of literature and folklore at Brown University and at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Author

Lived:
0 B.C. - 2012

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Beryl Bailey-Jones

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Illustrator

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

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Alexander Baillie-Cochrane

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Author
Editor

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

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Franklin T. Baker

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Franklin Thomas Baker

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Author

Lived:
1864 - 1949

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Nina B. Baker

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A native of Kansas, Nina Brown Baker taught school in Colorado and later lived in Brooklyn Heights. She wrote many books mainly for children.

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Author

Lived:
1888 - 1957

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