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Richard McClure Scarry
June 5, 1919

a popular American children's author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million units worldwide

 Annie M.G. Schmidt

Annie M. G. Schmidt
May 20, 1911

a prolific Dutch writer, especially cherished for her children's books—"the most versatile and most talented children's book author in the Netherlands." She is called the mother of the Dutch theatrical song and the queen of Dutch children's literature, praised for her "delicious Dutch idiom," and considered one of the greatest Dutch writers. An ultimate honour was extended to her posthumously, in 2007, when a group of Dutch historians compiled the "Canon of Dutch History" and included Schmidt, alongside national icons such as Vincent van Gogh and Anne Frank.


Roger Hargreaves
May 9, 1935

a British author and illustrator of children's books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The books' simple and silly stories, with bright-coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, have been part of popular culture for over 25 years, with sales over 85 million worldwide in 20 languages.

Hurvinek's 85th Birthday
May 2, 2011
(Czech Republic)

a Czech puppet comedy duo. The characters were conceived by Czech puppeteer prof. Josef Skupa. Throughout the years these two characters have gained international success. They have released many comedy albums, and had their own television show. Each album usually contains one story, about dim-witted father Josef Spejbl, and his son Hurvínek, who live with another family in the same apartment. Though the comedy is aimed at children, there are several inside jokes that are meant for adults.

Monteiro Lobato

Monteiro Lobato
April 18, 1882
(2011) Brazil

One of Brazil's most influential writers, mostly for his children's books set in the fictional Yellow Woodpecker Ranch but he had been previously a prolific writer of fiction, a translator and an art critic.


Vaclav Ctvrtek
April 4, 1911

Shown in the Czech Republic as a tribute to popular children's literature writer Vaclav Ctvrtek, and features two of his most popular characters, Rumcajs and Cipísek. Ctvrtek authored short stories, novels, and plays, some of which were adapted for Czech television.

Miriam Ruth

Miriam Ruth
February 16, 1910

Famous Israeli children books writer -her most famous book was "A tale of 5 Balloons".


Birthday of Pippi Longstocking
November 26, 2010

Pippi is a fictional character in a series of children's books by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, and adapted into multiple films and television series. She is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed without difficulty. She frequently mocks and dupes adults she encounters


Menino Maluquinho
October 24, 2010 (Brazil)

The Nutty Boy is a children's book in Brazil. Created in 1980 by artist and cartoonist Ziraldo . It presents the stories and inventions of a lively and impish child, "Silly." Cartoons and activities that lyrically describe the taste of childhood.
The book became a success, having sold over two and a half million copies, as well as TV and Movie shows.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

a French writer and aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), and for his books about aviation adventures, including Night Flight and Wind, Sand and Stars.


Sir James Matthew Barrie
May 9, 1860

Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan


Hans Christian Andersen
April 2, 1805

a Danish author and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Little Match Girl", and "The Ugly Duckling".


Father Frost Father Frost's Birthday
November 18, 2009

Father Frost is a Russian fairy tale
pinocchio Anniversary of the publication of Pinocchio
July 07, 2009
eric carle Spring Equinox 2009
Eric Carle, inspired by
The Very Hungy Caterpillar

March 20

Fall Equinox 2009
in the Southern Hemisphere

March 20

dr seuss Dr. Seuss 105th birthday
March 2, 2009
Paddington Bear Paddington Bear turns 50
Roald Dahl's Birthday
Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter's Birthday
July 28