Book Resources

May 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 Christopher Paul Curtis, Gary Paulsen, Leo Lionni, and more of your favorite authors and illustrators.


May 4

Don Wood 


May 6

Leo Lionni

May 9

Sir James Matthew Barrie


May 10

Christopher Paul Curtis 


May 12

Blue Balliett


May 15

Norma Fox Mazer

J.S. Lewis 

Kadir Nelson 


May 16

Bruce Coville 


May 17

Gary Paulsen


May 18

Debbie Dadey

May 20

Mary Pope Osborne 


May 21

Jeremy Tankard


May 22

Arnold Lobel 


May 23

Susan Cooper

Margaret Wise Brown

Scott O'Dell