Maurice Sendak - 'Outside Over There' ('Outside Over There' is a picture book for children written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It concerns a young girl named Ida, who must rescue her baby sister after the child has been stolen by goblins. Wikipedia)
March 31st: Andrew Lang was born on this day in 1844. His "Fairy Books" (including The Blue Fairy Book, pictured here) translated tons of fairy tales from other lands into English for the first time. (Disney owes this guy big time!) No Lang, no Puss in Boots!
June 29th: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born on this day in 1900. His "The Little Prince" is one of the most beloved of children's books and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. (You know you've made it when they start making statues of your characters!) The author was a genius who had many accomplishments in many fields, which is why we're linking you up to his wikipedia entry.
March 11th: Author-illustrator Ezra Jack Keats was born on this day in 1916. His The Snowy Day became an instant classic in 1963, winning the Caldecott Medal. Wanda Gág, who wrote and illustrated Millions of Cats, was also born on this day.