January Author Birthdays

Celebrate your favorite author's birthday this month!

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

January Author Birthdays At a Glance

J.R.R. Tolkien 1/3

Alma Flor Ada 1/3

Lynne Cherry 1/5

Carl Sandburg 1/6

Jack London 1/12

Sharon Robinson 1/13

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 1/14

Hugh Lofting 1/14

A.A. Milne 1/18

Edgar Allan Poe 1/19

Tedd Arnold 1/20

Rafe Martin 1/22

Lewis Carroll 1/27

Rosemary Wells 1/29

Lloyd Alexander 1/30

January 3: J.R.R. Tolkien

 

January 3: Alma Flor Ada
Folktale Writer's Workshop With Alma Flor Ada

 

January 5: Lynne Cherry

The Great Kapok Tree Extension Activity Grades PreK-3

 

January 6: Carl Sandburg

 

January 12: Jack London

The Call of the Wild Writing Prompt Grades 4-6

 

January 13: Sharon Robinson

Jackie’s Nine Lesson Plan Grades 4-9

Safe at Home Booktalk Grades 4-7

Slam Dunk Booktalk Grades 4-7

 

January 14: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Shiloh Discussion Guide Grades 4-6

Shiloh Vocabulary Builder Grades 4-6

Blizzard’s Wake Discussion Guide Grades 6-8

 

January 14: Hugh Lofting
Hugh Lofting Biography (Encyclopedia Britannica)

 

January 18: A.A. Milne

 

January 19: Edgar Allan Poe

Eight Tales of Terror Grades 7-9

 

January 20: Tedd Arnold

Author Visit Kit

Huggly and the Toy Monster Grades PreK-3

 

January 22: Rafe Martin

Interview Transcript

Birdwing Booktalk Grades 7-12

The Rough-Face Girl Grades PreK-3

 

January 27: Lewis Caroll

Alice in Wonderland Extension Activities Grades 4-6

“Jabberwocky” Word Play Lesson Plan Grades PreK-K

 

January 29: Rosemary Wells

Author Visit Kit

Interview Transcript

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Extension Activities Grades PreK-3

 

January 30: Lloyd Alexander

Interview Transcript

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