Clement Hurd (born New York, New York, 1908; died San Francisco, California, February 5, 1988) wrote and illustrated around 100 books for children. He illustrated books for his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd. However, he is probably best known for illustrating Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon and her Runaway Bunny. He is the father of Thacher Hurd, also a writer and illustrator of children’s books. Children can learn more at: Clement Hurd.
Nina Laden (born New York, New York, 1962) writes and illustrates books for children. One of her book is Private I. Guana. Children can listen to Amanda Byles read Laden’s book, The Night I Followed the Dog at: http://www.storylineonline.net/ Children could also visit Laden’s website at: Nina Laden.
Jack London (born San Francisco, California, 1876; died Santa Rosa, California, November 22, 1916) was an author. He wrote more than 50 books, and two of his most celebrated works are Call of the Wild and White Fang. Children can read his works at: http://www.gutenberg.org/. They can learn more at: Jack London.
Charles Perrault (born Paris, France, 1628; died Paris, France, May 16, 1703) wrote several tales, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood. Children can read many of his stories at: Project Gutenberg. They can learn more at: Charles Perrault.
John Singer Sargent (born Florence, Italy, 1856; died London, England, 1925) was a painter. Children could view some of his works at: John Singer Sargent. Sargent’s portraits flatter the subject, but they also tell much about fashion and home decor. Children could view some of his works and discuss clothing and home settings.
John Winthrop (born Edwardston, England, 1588; died Boston, Massachusetts, March 26, 1649) was the leader of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for many of the years between 1630 and 1648.