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April Author and Illustrator Birthdays

Celebrate your favorite author and illustrator birthdays this month!

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Read short biographies and then explore the works of Barbara Park, Steve D'Amico, Beverly Cleary, and more of your favorite authors and illustrators.


April 2

Hans Christian Andersen


April 3

Washington Irving


April 4

Maya Angelou


April 5

Anthony Horowitz 


April 12

Beverly Cleary

Gary Soto 

April 13

Marguerite Henry

Lee Bennett Hopkins


April 21

Barbara Park


April 23

William Shakespeare

April 26

Patricia Reilly Giff

April 27

Steven D'Amico

April 28

Lois Duncan