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]
Author/Illustrator Pat Hutchins Dies: Pat Hutchins died on Nov. 7, 2018 at her home in London at age 75. Her many picture books include Rosie’s Walk, Good-Night Owl!, The Doorbell Rang, Don’t Forget the Bacon!, [continue reading]
Iona Opie, Mother Goose expert, Dies at age 94: Iona Opie, along with her late husband Peter, is considered one of the foremost experts on the origins of “Mother Goose” rhymes; she died at age [continue reading]