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February 2014 Calendar of Children's Books

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

Here you'll find children's book reviews, top picks lists and articles related to February activities and events.

National African American History Month / Black 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 5 – Birthday of Author and Illustrator David Wiesner February 7 - February 23 - Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia 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 17 – Presidents' Day February 18 - Birthday of Author Barbara Jossee 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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