Sadly, we lost a lot of top-notch talent from the children’s literature world in 2023. The good news is that their books are their legacies and live on at public libraries. Rest in peace:
Ian Falconer, the creator of Olivia.
Eve Bunting, wrote loads of books. This is a favorite for Christmas.
Byron Barton, wrote and illustrated charming books for kids learning to read.
Mary Ann Hoberman, she had a gift for teaching reading.
Ed Young, his illustrations were magnificent.
Susan Patron, believed that hope was something every kid deserves.