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September Author Birthdays

Celebrate your favorite author's birthday this month!

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

September Author Birthdays At A Glance

Ruby Bridges — September 8/>Jack Prelutsky — September 8
Jon Scieszka — September 8
Roald Dahl — September 13
Tomie DePaola — September 15
H.A. Rey — September 16

September 8: Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges Resources
Ruby Bridges: Connecting Lives Unit Plan, Grades 6–8
Through My Eyes Discussion Guide, Grades 4–6


September 8: Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky Resources
Writing with Jack Prelutsky 
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles Lesson Plan
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping Lesson Plan, Grades K–2
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping Extension Activity, Grades K–2


September 8: Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka Book Resources
Squids Will be Squids Lesson Plan, Grades K–6
Squids Will be Squids Extension Activity, Grades K–6
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Extension Activities


September 13: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Book Resources
George's Marvelous Medicine Discussion Guide, Grades 4–6
Matilda Lesson Plan, Grades 4–5


September 15: Tomie DePaola

Tomie DePaola Book Resources
26 Fairmount Avenue Extension Activity, Grades 3–5
The Cloud Book Teaching Plan 
The Cloud Book Extension Activity 
The Cloud Book Writing Prompt 
Mice Squeak, We Speak Extension Activity, Grades PreK–3
The Quilt Story Teaching Plan
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Lesson Plan, Grades PreK–3
The Legend of the Bluebonnet Discussion Guide, Grades PreK–3
The Legend of the Bluebonnet Extension Activities


September 16: H. A. Rey

H. A. Rey Book Resources
Curious George Unit Plan, Grades K–1

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