Sep 302024

Edith Kunhardt Davis (born Morristown, New Jersey, 1937; died New York, New York, January 2, 2020) was an author and illustrator of children’s books. Her mother, Dorothy Kunhardt, wrote Pat the Bunney for Edith. Edith wrote 70 books and illustrated at least twelve books. Her works range from Tickle the Pig to Pompeii…Buried Alive!.

Carol Fenner (born North Hornell, New York, 1929; died Battle Creek, Michigan, February 16, 2002) wrote books for children and young adults. She received a 1979 Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Skates of Uncle Richard and a 1996 Newbery Honor Award for Yolanda’s Genius.

Hans Wilhelm Geiger (born Neustadt, Germany, 1882; died Berlin, Germany, September 24, 1945) invented the Geiger counter. Older children could find out how a Geiger counter works at: Geiger Counter.

Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (born Munich, Germany, 1898; died May 1, 1986) wrote at least 27 books for children. He worked with his wife Ingri D’Aulaire on many books. One of their most famous books was D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths. They received the 1940 Caldecott Medal for Abraham Lincoln. Children can learn more at: Edgar Parin D’Aulaire.

Alvin Tresselt (born Passaic, New Jersey, 1916; died Burlington, Vermont, July 24, 2000) wrote at least 30 books for children. His works include The Mitten and White Snow Bright Snow. That book earned its illustrator Roger Duvoisin the 1958 Caldecott Medal. Children can learn more at: Alvin Tresselt.

Elie Wiesel (born Sighet, Romania, 1928; died New York, New York, July 2, 2016) was an author and a survivor of the Holocaust. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize for helping Holocaust victims. One of his most famous books is Night. Children could learn more at: Elie Wiesel.

Janet S. Wong (born Los Angeles, California, 1962) has published at least ten picture books, at least four novels, and at least ten poetry collections for children. Her works include You Have to Write and This Next New Year. Children can visit her website at: Janet S. Wong.

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