Book Resources

August 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 Ann M. Martin, Suzanne Collins, Walter Dean Myers, and more of your favorite authors and illustrators.


August 7

Betsy Byars


August 8

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


August 10

Suzanne Collins 


August 12

Ann M. Martin

Walter Dean Myers


August 18

Paula Danziger 

Brian Pinkney


August 21

Arthur Yorinks


August 25

Charles Ghigna

August 27

Lisa Yee


August 29

Karen Hesse