Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs Dies: Raymond Briggs died at age 88. Born in England in 1934, his first book was Peter and the Piskies, written by Ruth Manning-Sanders with Briggs’ illustrations, published in 1958. His most [continue reading]
Author Jim Murphy Dies: Jim Murphy, author of several award-winning nonfiction books for children, died at age 74 on May 1, 2022. He began as an editor’s assistant but decided on being a children’s author. [continue reading]
Author Shirley Hughes Dies: Author/Illustrator Shirley Hughes died at age 94 on Feb. 25, 2022 at her home in England. She created more than fifty children’s books, including the “Dogger” and Alfie” series of picture [continue reading]
Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan Dies: Patricia MacLachlan, who received the Newbery Medal for Sarah, Plain and Tall, died on March 31, 2022 at the age of 84. She wrote more than sity children’s books over [continue reading]
Author/Illustrator Ashley Bryan Dies: Award-winning African American author and illustrator Ashley Bryan died on Feb. 5, 2022 at age 98. The long-time Maine resident, who was also a World War II veteran, died at his [continue reading]
Author/Illustrator Steve Jenkins Dies: Steve Jenkins, known for his cut paper collage artwork, has died at age 69. In 2004, he received a Caldecott Honor for What Do You Do With a Tale Like This? [continue reading]
SLJ Celebrates Authors Who Died in 2021: School Library Journal has a nice article on children’s book creators who died in 2021: In Memorium: Remembering Those Lost in 2021 – A Fuse #8 Production (slj.com).
Caldecott Winner Jerry Pinkney Dies: Author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney died on Oct. 20, 2021 at the age of 81. During his career, he received the Caldecott Medal for The Lion & the Mouse (Little [continue reading]