Collections, Authors and Illustrators, Book Resources

March Author & Illustrator Birthdays

Celebrate Writers and Artists by Diving Into Their Work!

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

March 2: Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Author Study Grades PreK-2
Extension Activities Grades PreK-1

Leo Dillon
Leo and Diane Dillon Interview Transcript
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Extension Activities Grades PreK-3
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Discussion Guide Grades PreK-3
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles, Think of That! Author's Note Grades PreK-2

March 3: Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah, Plain and Tall Extension Activities Grades 4-6
Sarah, Plain and Tall Vocabulary Builder Grades 4-6
Caleb's Story Lesson Plan Grades 4-7
Three Names Teaching Plan Grades 3-5
Three Names Discussion Guide Grades PreK-3

March 4: Dav Pilkey
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Lesson Plan Grades K-2
Hallo-Wiener Lesson Plan Grades K-3
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby Lesson Plan Grades 1-4
Favorite Teacher Breakfast video

Dav Pilkey Activity Guide

March 5: Mem Fox

March 8: Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows Extension Activities Grades 4-6

Kenneth Grahame Biography (Encyclopedia Britannica)

March 11: Ezra Jack Keats
Peter's Chair Extension Activities Grades PreK-3
Peter's Chair Lesson Plan Grades PreK-3
Whistle for Willie Extension Activities Grades PreK-3
The Snowy Day Discussion Guide Grades PreK-3

March 13: Diane Dillon
See her artistic collaborator and husband Leo Dillon.

March 12: Virginia Hamilton
Writing With Writers: Descriptive Writing With Virginia Hamilton
Interview Transcript
Discussion Guide to the Novels of Virginia Hamilton Grades 4-8
The House of Dies Drear Lesson Plan Grades 4-6
Cousins Discussion Guide Grades 6-8
Plain City Discussion Guide Grades 7-9
Booktalk Grades 4-7
A White Romance
Discussion Guide Grades 8-12
Anthony Burns Extension Activities Grades 7-9

Carl Hiaasen
Author Video: Flush
Flashlight Readers: Hoot

Hoot Unit Plan Grades 5-8
Hoot Discussion Questions Grades 3-8
Hoot Vocabulary Boosters Grades 3-8

March 16: Sid Fleischman
Whipping Boy
Discussion Guide Grades 3-5
Whipping Boy Extension Activity Grades 3-5
Bandit's Moon Discussion Guide Grades 4-7

March 20: Louis Sachar
Interview Transcript
Meet Author Louis Sachar (Scholastic News)
Interview at Home in Austin, Texas (Scholastic News)
Flashlight Readers: Holes
Grades 3-8
Holes Unit Plan Grades 3-8
Holes Discussion Guide Grades 3-8
Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School
Extension Activity
Grades 3-7

March 20: Lois Lowry
Interview Transcript
Number the Stars
Extension Activity Grades 4-6
Number the Stars
Author's Note Grades 4-6
Number the Stars
Writing Prompt Grades 4-6
Number the Stars
Vocabulary Builder Grades 4-6
Number the Stars
Discussion Guide Grades 4-6
The Giver
Author's Note Grades 4-7

March 21: David Wisniewski

March 26: Jerry Pallota
Author Visit Kit
Geometry Lesson Related to Icky Bug Shapes Grades 1-2

Robert Frost
"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" Lesson Plan
Grades 4-8

  • Subjects:
    Reading, Arts and Creativity, Birthdays