The month of September is also time to celebrate these famous authors. Click on their websites below to learn more about them and find some fun activities. We also have books for you to take home and enjoy. Perhaps your parents enjoyed these authors when they were your age!!
September 8th- Jack Prelutsky, poetry and other stories:
Jack's original career was as a singer, but he now has published over 70 books of poetry. In 2006, he was named the nations 1st Children's Poet Laureate. He has a frog collection of over 3000 items!
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September 13th- Roald Dahl- James! Charlie! Matilda! and more:
2016 is the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth. Not only did Roald write children's books, he also wrote the screenplays for "Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang" and the 007 movie "You Only Live Once".
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September 16th- H.A. Rey, author of Curious George:
Curious George was first published in 1941- 75 years ago- and is still popular today. These books are available in more than 9 languages! The Reys loved animals and would stop in at the zoo in every city they visited.
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September 25th- Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic and more:
Shel Silverstein had to wait 4 years before anyone would publish "The Giving Tree"-publishers felt it was too sad. "Don't Bump the Glump" was his only book published in full color.
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Stan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears books:
Dr. Seuss was the editor and publisher of Stan and Jan Berenstain's first book. In 1992, their son Mike, started co-writing with them.
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Celebrate these classic authors with a fun family storytime!