Author/Illustrator Tomi Ungerer Dies: Noted picture book creator Tomi Ungerer died on Feb. 8, 2019 at age 87. His first book was The Mellops Go Flying (1957) about a family of unusual pigs. Other notable [continue reading]
John Burningham Dies: British author/illustrator John Burningham dies at age 82 on January 4, 2019. The two-time Kate Greenaway medal winner created more than 60 books, including Mr. Gumpy’s Outing (1970), Come Away from the [continue reading]
Author Richard Peck Dies: Author Richard Peck has died at age 84 at his home in New York City. The Newbery Medal winner for A Year Down Yonder (2016) also received a Newbery Honor, for [continue reading]
Alice Provensen Dies at age 99: Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator Alice Provensen has died at age 99. She often collaborated with her husband Martin Provensen, and the two won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight, [continue reading]
Newbery Medal Winner Russell Freedman Dies: Russell Freedman, author of many biographies and nonfiction books for tweens and winner of the 1988 Newbery Medal for Abraham Lincoln: a Photobiography, died at age 88 on March [continue reading]
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Author Ursula Le Guin Dies at Age 88: Fantasy author Ursula Le Guin died on January 22 at age 88 at her home in Portland, OR. The Berkeley native created the “Earthsea” series of science [continue reading]
Author Julius Lester Dies at Age 78 Award-winning author Julius Lester died on Jan. 18, 2018 at age 78. He taught Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts; the African-American activist converted [continue reading]