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Children's Literature: Finding Children's Books
A guide by Education librarian June Cheng.
Kate Greenaway Medal
The Greenaway Medal is given for the most distinguished work in ILLUSTRATION of children's books first published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year.
The Carnegie Medal is given for a children's book of outstanding merit written in English and first published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year.
Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English
An A-Z reference work providing a critical and appreciative overview of English language childrens books from across the world.
Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
Biographical-critical entries and topical articles all written by experts in the field of children's literature.
Aiken, Joan (Delano) (1924 - 2004)
British writer, the daughter of Conrad Aiken, born in Sussex, SE England, UK. She was educated privately, then worked as...
Barrie, [Sir] J[ames] M[atthew]
Barrie was always engrossed in childhood, his own and that of his characters. Peter Pan and the myth of eternal youth...
Blyton, Enid (1897 - 1968)
Enid Blyton is famous as the creator of Noddy, a small pixielike character, as well as being the writer of many other successful...
Bond, (Thomas) Michael (1926 - )
Writer of children’s stories, born in Berkshire, S England, UK. Educated in Reading, he was a television cameraman...
Burningham, John (Mackintosh) 1936-
English illustrator and children's writer Born in Farnham, Surrey, he was educated at A S Neill's Summerhill and the Central School for Arts an
Carroll, Lewis Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898)
Pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson [article] English author of the children's classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its...
Dahl, Roald (1916 - )
Writer, born in Llandaff, Cardiff, S Wales, UK, of Norwegian parents. Educated at Repton School, he worked for the Shell Oil Co...
Grahame, Kenneth (1859-1932)
Author of The Wind in the Willows...
Kipling, Rudyard Joseph (1865 - 1936)
1865–1936, English author, b. Bombay (now Mumbai), India. Educated in England, Kipling returned to India in 1882 and worked as an editor on a...
Lang, Andrew (1844 - 1912)
Scottish historian and folklore scholar. His writings include historical works; anthropological studies, such as Myth, Ritual and...
Lewis, C(live) S(taples) (1898 - 1963)
English academic and writer, born in Belfast. He became a committed Christian in 1931 and wrote the Chronicles of Narnia, a series of..
Lively, Penelope (1933 - )
Novelist and children’s author, born in Cairo, Egypt. She settled in England, UK and studied at Oxford. Her first...
Milne, A(lan) A(lexander) (1882 - 1956)
Although M. spent much of his writing career producing essays, plays, and novels for adults, he achieved lasting fame from...
and believable sets her apart from many children's writers. N. published her books under the name of E. Nesbit, leading many to believe the author was a man...
Potter, Beatrix Helen (1866 - 1943)
Writer and illustrator of books for children, born in London, UK. A repressed and lonely child, she grew up longing for the...
Pullman, Philip 1946-
for Childrens Fiction awards, all Pullman’s work shares the same wit and intelligence...
Rowling, J(oanne) K(athleen) (1965 - )
English author known for her popular children's books, b. Chipping Sodbury, grad. Exeter...
Artists & Illustrators
Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent (1872 - 1898)
The English illustrator Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was born in Brighton. He began his professional life in 1888 as a clerk in a...
Blake, Quentin (Saxby) 1932-
English book illustrator and writer of books for children. His animated pen-and-ink drawings are instantly recognizable. A prolific...
Shepard, Ernest Howard
British illustrator. Shepard’s talent bloomed early and he sustained it over a long working life. Encouraged by his architect father and artistic...
Tenniel, Sir John
The English artist and draftsman Sir John Tenniel studied in London at the Royal Academy Schools and at Chipstone Street Life Academy.
Rackham, Arthur 1867-1939
Rackham is best known for his fantastic illustrations of such subjects...
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