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Authors & Illustrators

Here are the top 2,100 authors and 1,000 illustrators from the whole heritage of children’s literature. And also the top Editors, Translators, and Compilers.

Eulalie Minfred Banks (Eulalie)

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A British-born illustrator of children’s books, Banks became a naturalized American citizen but spent much of World War II in England. In addition to her book illustration she was a well-known muralist.

Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
1895 - 1999

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Helen Bannerman

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Helen Bannerman (1862–1946) was a Scottish author of children’s books. She is best known for her first book, Little Black Sambo.

Type:
Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1862 - 1946

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Laura Bannon

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Laura Bannon (1895 – December 14, 1963) was an artist, illustrator, author and teacher from Chicago, Illinois. Bannon studied art in both Michigan and Illinois, earning degrees from Michigan State Normal School (now Western Michigan University) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she later taught.

Her career as a children’s book author and illustrator began in 1939, earning her acclaim from the Children’s Reading Round Table of Chicago and the Society of Typographical Arts.

Laura Bannon’s Works Include: Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time, Tales from a Finnish Tupa, and Manuela’s Birthday.

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Type:
Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1895 - 1963

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Antonia Barber

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Barbara Anthony writes under the name Antonia Barber. This English author has written several books for children.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1932 - 0 B.C.

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Richard W. Barber

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Richard William Barber is a British historian who has published several books about medieval history and literature.

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Type:
Author

Lived:
1941 - 0 B.C.

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Maria S. Barbo

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Maria S. Barbo has written three of the official Pokemon handbooks. She lives in New York City.

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Type:
Author

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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no first name Barbola

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Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Barbosa

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Illustrator

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Ralph Henry Barbour

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Ralph Henry Barbour (November 13, 1870 – February 19, 1944) was an American novelist, who wrote popular works of sports fiction for boys.

Over his career, Barbour produced more than 100 novels as well as a number of short stories.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1870 - 1944

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William Barclay

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William Barclay was a Scottish author, radio and television presenter, Church of Scotland minister and Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1907 - 1978

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S. Baring-Gould (Sabine Baring-Gould)

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As curate he married a mill hand’s daughter, was both squire and parson of his estates, wrote extensively, published collections of English folk songs and was related to Baring’s Bank.

Type:
Author
Editor
Compiler

Lived:
1834 - 1924

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Carl Barks

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Carl Barks (was an American cartoonist, best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Barks worked for the Disney Studio and Western Publishing where he created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as:

  • Scrooge McDuck (1947)
  • Gladstone Gander (1948)
  • The Beagle Boys (1951)
  • The Junior Woodchucks (1951)
  • Gyro Gearloose (1952)
  • Cornelius Coot (1952)
  • Flintheart Glomgold (1956)
  • John D. Rockerduck (1961)
  • Magica De Spell (1961)

Cartoonist Will Eisner called him “the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books.”

Type:
Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1901 - 2000

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Lena Barksdale

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Lena E. Barksdale

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Type:
Author

Lived:
1887 - 1964

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A. E. Barlow

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Type:
Illustrator

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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Jane Barlow

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Jane Barlow was an Irish writer, noted for her novels and poems describing the lives of the Irish peasantry.

Type:
Author
Translator

Lived:
1856 - 1917

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Kitty Barne

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Marion Catherine "Kitty" Barne was a British screenwriter and author of children's books, especially on music and musical themes. In 1940, she won the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1882 - 1961

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Nancy Barnes

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Born and raised in Kansas and Colorado, Nancy Barnes moved to New York City and was a successful writer for magazines.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1897 - 1972

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Ruth A. Barnes

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Ruth A. Barnes was born in Ohio in 1891. She went to Michigan State Normal college, then was an English teacher. She always saw herself as a Tomboy.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1891 - 0 B.C.

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Kate Barnes

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Kate Barnes was born to parents Elizabeth Coatsworth and Henry Beston, both of whom were writers. She published poetry in journals and magazines such as The New Yorker. She was named Maine’s first official Poet Laureate.

Type:
Author

Lived:
1932 - 2013

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John Barnett

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Author

Lived:
0 B.C. - 0 B.C.

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