Category Archives: Author Birthday

Author Birthday: Roald Dahl

I’m pretty sure everyone has seen a movie or read a book by Roald Dahl! Today is September 13, 2019 and he would have been 103 years old today.

If you don’t know who Roald Dahl is, I’m sure you know one or, most likely, more than one of his beloved characters. Where to begin…Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, and The BFG to name a few.

When I was a kid and first saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda I had no idea they were originally books!

Author Birthday: Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka Children's Picture Book Author's Birthday Septemeber 8th

Author Jon Scieszka’s birthday is today, September 8th! According to his bio, he will be 65 years old. He’s known from such highly popular books as the Caldecott Award Winner, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! among many others.

I loved The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales as a child and after re-reading it as an adult I can see why! It’s such a fun story to read. This author has so many great stories, but I will always be partial to The Stinky Cheese Man!