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February 2015 Calendar of Children's Books


Cover art of Ruth and the Green Book - children's picture book
Carolrhoda Books, A Division of Lerner Publishing Group

 Black History Month / National African American History Month

Library Lovers’ Month

February 1 - Birthday of Author Jerry Spinelli

  • Stargirl - Award-winning novel for ages 10 to young teens about responding to bullying and peer pressure

February 1 - Birthday of Poet Langston Hughes

  • Book Review: My People - Sepia-toned portraits by photographer Charles R. Smith, Jr. give added meaning to the poem by Langston Hughes

February 2 - Groundhog Day

February 3  - Winners of Major Children’s Book Awards Announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting

February 5 – Birthday of Author and Illustrator David Wiesner

February 7 - Birthday of Author Laura Ingalls Wilder

February 8 – Birthday of Author Anne Rockwell

  • 100 Days of School - One of a number of picture books about Mrs. Madoff’s elementary school class by Anne Rockwell, with illustrations by Lizzy Rockwell

February 10 – Birthday of Author E.L. Konigsburg

February 10 - Birthday of Illustrator Mark Teague

February 11 – Birthday of Author and Illustrator Mo Willems

February 11 - Birthday of Author and Poet Jane Yolen

February 12 - Abraham Lincoln born on this day in 1809

February 12 - Birthday of Author Jacqueline Woodson

February 13 - Birth Date of Author and Illustrator Simms Taback

February 14 - Valentine’s Day

February 14 – Birthday of Illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky

  • Z is for Moose - Funny alphabet story by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Zelinsky

February 15 – Birthday of Norman Bridwell

February 16 – Presidents' Day

February 18 - Birthday of Author Barbara Jossee

February 19 - Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year begins

February 19 - Birthday of Jeff Kinney, Creator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

February 19 – Birth Date of Louis Slobodkin

  • The Hundred Dresses - Short children’s novel about bullying by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

February 24 - Birthday of Wilhelm Carl Grimm

February 28 – Birthday of Lemony Snicket

February 28 – Birthday of Author Megan McDonald

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