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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.

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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Olaf Baker

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Listed in Junior Book of Authors, 2nd Edition. British, born in the 1870s. Came to America around 1902. Later returned to England. A bachelor.

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Lived:
0 B.C. - 1964

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Margaret J. Baker

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Margaret J. Baker was born on May 21, 1918 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She attended King’s College at the University of London from 1936 to 1937.

She began writing children’s books in 1948 and published her first book, Nonsense Said the Tortoise, in 1949. This book was also the first in a series of books about a talking, intellectual tortoise named Homer.

Many of Ms. Baker’s books are family adventure stories, sometimes humorous, for middle readers. She has also several books which she describes as magic books for younger children.

Two of her books were adapted and serialized for television programs.

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Author

Lived:
1918 - 0 B.C.

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Harald Bakken

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0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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A. L. Baldry

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Alfred Lys Baldry was an English art critic and painter.

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Author

Lived:
1858 - 1939

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James Baldwin

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James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. He is best remembered for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of heroes for older students. Other works include: The Story of Roland (1883), A Story of the Golden Age (1887), Old Greek Stories (1895), Fifty Famous Stories Retold (1896), Four Great Americans (1897), Hero Tales (1904), Fifty Famous People (1912) and In My Youth (1914).

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Author
Editor

Lived:
1841 - 1925

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Tatiana Balkoff-Drowne

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Type:
Translator

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

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Robert Ball

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Robert Edward Ball, Jr. was an American painter and illustrator.

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Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1890 - 1975

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Robert Ball, RBSA

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Artist Robert Ball was born in Birmingham in England. He taught at the Birmingham School of Art, until he became principal at the Stroud Art College. He is considered the greatest printmaker of his generation.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1918 - 2008

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Bill Ballantine

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Bill Ballantine was a writer and illustrator of circus subjects, as well as a professional clown and Dean of the Clown College.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1910 - 1999

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R. M. Ballantyne (Robert Michael Ballantyne)

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Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish writer of juvenile fiction and wrote over 100 books. He was also an accomplished artist and exhibited some of his water-colours at the Royal Scottish Academy. He belonged to a famous family of printers and publishers.

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Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1825 - 1894

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Joan Ballantyne

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

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Jordi Ballonga

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Jordi Ballonga is a Spanish artist and children's book illustrator.

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Author

Lived:
1957 - 0 B.C.

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Clinton Balmer

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Thomas Clinton Balmer was born in Liverpool in England. He received his artistic training at the Liverpool School of Art and Liverpool University College. By 1905, he had moved to New York.

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Illustrator

Lived:
1879 - 1967

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James E. Bama

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James Elliott Bama is an American artist known for his realistic paintings and etchings of Western subjects.

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Illustrator

Lived:
1926 - 0 B.C.

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Laura Bancroft

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Laura Bancroft is a pseudonym for Lyman “L.” Frank Baum. He was an American author of children’s books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Author

Lived:
1856 - 1919

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Edward Bangs

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A member of the Harvard College class of 1777, he is credited with writing at least some of the verses we now know as Yankee Doodle.

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0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Richard Banks

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J. Richard Banks was a newspaper editor, author and publicist at Yale University.

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0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Eulalie Minfred Banks (Eulalie)

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A British-born illustrator of children’s books, Banks became a naturalized American citizen but spent much of World War II in England. In addition to her book illustration she was a well-known muralist.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1895 - 1999

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Helen Bannerman

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Helen Bannerman (1862–1946) was a Scottish author of children’s books. She is best known for her first book, Little Black Sambo.

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Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1862 - 1946

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