Saturday, February 22, 2014


BY Elizabeth Kennedy

February 1 - Birthday of Author Jerry Spinelli
  • Stargirl - Award-winning novel for ages 10 to young teens about responding to bullying and peer pressure
February 1 - Birthday of Poet Langston Hughes
  • Book Review: My People - Sepia-toned portraits by photographer Charles R. Smith, Jr. give added meaning to the poem by Langston Hughes
February 2 - Groundhog Day
February 5 – Birthday of Author and Illustrator David Wiesner
February 7 - February 23 - Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
February 7 - Birthday of Author Laura Ingalls Wilder
February 8 – Birthday of Author Anne Rockwell
  • 100 Days of School - One of a number of picture books about Mrs. Madoff’s elementary school class by Anne Rockwell, with illustrations by Lizzy Rockwell
February 10 – Birthday of Author E.L. Konigsburg
February 10 - Birthday of Illustrator Mark Teague
February 11 – Birthday of Author and Illustrator Mo Willems
February 11 - Birthday of Author and Poet Jane Yolen
February 12 - Abraham Lincoln born on this day in 1809.
February 12 - Birthday of Author Jacqueline Woodson
February 13 - Birth Date of Author and Illustrator Simms Taback
February 14 - Valentine’s Day
February 14 – Birthday of Illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
  • Z is for Moose - Funny alphabet story by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Zelinsky
February 15 – Birthday of Norman Bridwell
February 17 – Presidents' Day
February 18 - Birthday of Author Barbara Jossee
February 19 - Birthday of Jeff Kinney, Creator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
February 19 – Birth Date of Louis Slobodkin
  • The Hundred Dresses - Short children’s novel about bullying by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin
February 24 - Birthday of Wilhelm Carl Grimm
February 28 – Birthday of Lemony Snicket
February 28 – Birthday of Author Megan McDonald

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