JANUARY

2 – Science Fiction Day

3 – J.R.R Tolkien’s birthday

4 – World Braille Day

16 – Dragon Appreciation Day

18 – Winnie the Pooh Day / A.A. Milne’s birthday

19 – Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday

25 – Robert Burn’s birthday

27 – Lewis Carroll’s birthday

FEBRUARY

Library Lovers’ Month

1 – Meg Cabot’s birthday

1 – Jerry Spinelli’s birthday

7 – Charles Dicken’s birthday

7 – Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday

11 – Jane Yolen’s birthday

12 – Judy Blume’s birthday

12 – Jacqueline Woodson’s birthday

14 – International Book Giving Day

14 – Library Lover’s Day

19 – Amy Tan’s birthday

21 – International Mother Language Day

26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27 – John Steinbeck’s birthday

 

MARCH

1-7 – Universal Human Being Week

2 – Dr. Seuss’s birthday

5 – World Book Day

19 – International Read To Me Day

20 – Lois Lowry’s birthday

20 – World Storytelling Day

21 – World Poetry Day

26 – Robert Frost’s birthday

APRIL

Poetry Month

2 – Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday

2 – International Children’s Book Day

4 – Maya Angelou’s birthday

12 – Beverly Cleary’s birthday

23 – World Book Night

23 – Shakespeare’s birthday

28 – Harper Lee’s birthday

MAY

1 – Mother Goose Day

2 – Harry Potter Day

4 – May the Fourth Be With You / Star Wars Day

9 – Peter Pan Day / J.M. Barrie’s birthday

14 – Eoin Colfer’s birthday

17 – Gary Paulsen’s birthday

22 – Sherlock Holmes Day

26 – Dracula Day

28 – Ian Fleming’s birthday

JUNE

2 – Jack Gantos’ birthday

10 – Maurice Sendak’s birthday

12 – Anne Frank’s birthday

16 – Bloomsday (celebrating James Joyce)

18 – Chris Van Allsburg’s birthday

22 – Octavia Butler’s birthday

29 – Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s birthday

JULY

9 – Nancy Farmer’s birthday

11 – E.B. White’s birthday

11 – Patricia Polacco’s birthday

13 – Embrace Your Geekness Day

20 – International Chess Day

21 – Ernest Hemingway’s birthday

28 – Beatrix Potter’s birthday

29 – Sharon Creech’s birthday

30 – International Friendship Day

31 – J.K. Rowling’s birthday

31 – Harry Potter’s birthday

AUGUST

6 – Betsy Byars’ birthday

11 – Joanna Cole’s birthday

12 – Walter Dean Myers’ birthday

16 – Diana Wynne Jones birthday

30 – Frankenstein Day

31 – Kennth Oppel’s birthday

SEPTEMBER

5 – Tomie de Paola’s birthday

8 – International Literacy Day

8 – Jon Scieszka’s birthday

13 – Roald Dahl Day / Roald Dahl’s birthday

15 – International Dot Day

17 – Gail Carson Levine’s birthday

18 – Read an Ebook Day

19 – Hermione Granger’s birthday

19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day

19-25 Banned Books Week

22 – Hobbit Day

24 – F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday

OCTOBER

5 – Clive Barker’s birthday

6 – Mad Hatter Day

8 – R.L. Stine’s birthday

11 – Myth and Legend Day

15 – World Students’ Day

18 – Shel Silverstein’s birthday

19 – Philip Pullman’s birthday

21 – Ursula K. LeGuin’s birthday

23 – Laurie Halse Anderson’s birthday

27 – Sylvia Plath’s birthday

31 – Katherine Paterson’s birthday

31 – Halloween

NOVEMBER

1 – Author’s Day

2 – Book Lover’s Day

11 – Origami Day

13 – World Kindness Day

13 – Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday

14 – Astrid Lindgren’s birthday

16 – Robin McKinley’s birthday

17 – Christopher Paolini’s birthday

29 – Louisa May Alcott’s birthday

29 – Madeleine L’Engle’s birthday

29 – C.S. Lewis’s birthday

30 – Mark Twain’s birthday

DECEMBER

10 – Dewey Decimal System Day

13 – Tamora Pierce’s birthday

16 – Jane Austen’s birthday

23 – Avi’s birthday

30 – Rudyard Kipling’s birthday