Anne Bustard’s blog, Anneographies, highlights picture book biographies tied to the subject’s birthday. Isn’t that a brilliant idea for a blog? Of course the first thing I did was go to my birthday to see if there was a picture book on one of my birthday twins, Ernest Hemingway or Robin Williams, but alas, July21st was blank. But many other days of the year were filled with some great picture book biography choices like July 16th, my son’s birthday. (He just happens to share it with Ida B. Wells-Barnett) and August 27th, my daughter’s birthday (coincidentally, it is also the birthday of former president Lyndon Baines Johnson.)This is a great blog for teachers to bookmark for when they need ideas for those pesky bulletin boards.
Tell Anne I said hello when you stop by.
Anne is one of my favorite folk! I’m so glad you featured her!!!
It was a fun blog to discover!
Brilliant idea! When I first started my blog I highlighted authors and illustrators on their birthdays. I gave this up for other pursuits. I
Curses! Another blog for my feed reader!
It’s hard to keep up with all the author and illustrator birthdays. Do you know about the Children’s Literature Network? (http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org) They keep a master list of a great many author/illustrator birthdays.
What a clever idea!
And for my birthday (drum roll, please): Elizabeth Cady Stanton, social activist!
What a perfect pairing for you!
smack between Seurat and mark Twain. Great neighbors, but nothing for Dec 1. What a great idea for a blog. Thanks for pointing us to it, Susan.
It’s a fun one, isn’t it?