Book Resources

October Author and Illustrator Birthdays

Celebrate your favorite author and illustrator birthdays this month!

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Read short biographies and then explore the works of David Shannon, R.L. Stine, Gordon Korman, and more of your favorite authors and illustrators.


October 5

David Shannon

October 8

R.L. Stine 


October 10

Robert D. San Souci


October 20

Nikki Grimes 

October 23

Laurie Halse Anderson

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Gordon Korman


October 26

Steven Kellogg