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Ellen C. Babbitt
Ellen C. Babbitt
Ellen C. Babbitt published Jataka Tales in 1912 and More Jataka Tales in 1922. Babbitt used the translations created by Professor E. B. Cowell, professor…
Arthur Scott Bailey
Arthur Scott Bailey
Arthur Scott Bailey was the author of more than forty children’s books and the syndicated comic strip "Animal Whys." He was known for setting…
James Baldwin
James Baldwin
James Baldwin was born in Indiana and made a career as an educator and administrator there starting at the age of 24. After a…
W.W. Rouse Ball
W.W. Rouse Ball
Walter William Rouse Ball was a British mathematician, lawyer, and professor.
Honoré de Balzac
Honoré de Balzac
Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright and is considered to be one of the originators of literary realism. His most ambitious…
M.L. Barber
M.L. Barber
M.L. Barber wrote descriptions of Florida for tourists from other states.
Rachel M. Barker
Rachel M. Barker
Rachel M. Barker wrote informational public documents for the United States Geological Survey.
Richard Barnum
Richard Barnum
Richard Barnum is a pseudonym listed as the author of the Kneetime Animal Stories series, including T mischievous adventures of Squinty, the Comical Pig;…
J.M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of the literary character Peter…
L. Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one…
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Bécquer, was a Spanish writer of poetry and short stories. He is now considered one of the…
George Berkeley
George Berkeley
George Berkeley was an Irish philosopher known for the philosophical theory "subjective idealism," stated by Berkeley as "Esse est percipi" (“To be is to…
William Blake
William Blake
William Blake was an English mystic, poet, painter, and printmaker. He was mostly unknown during his lifetime, but his work is now considered seminal…
Mary Everest Boole
Mary Everest Boole
Mary Everest Boole was an English mathematician and progressive educator. She worked as a librarian at Queen's College and authored The Preparation of the…
Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels have become classics of English literature: Charlotte's Jane…
Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the middle Brontë sister of the trio whose novels are classics of English literature: Emily's Wuthering…
Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë was an English novelist and the youngest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels have become classics of English literature: Anne's Agnes…
John Brown
John Brown
John Brown was a Scottish physician and essayist. He is best known for the essay collections Horae Subsecivae (“Leisure Hours”) (1858, 1861), John Leech…
William Wells Brown
William Wells Brown
William Wells Brown was a prominent abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the…
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan was an American politician, orator and lawyer. He was a three-time Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States. One…
Sara Cone Bryant
Sara Cone Bryant
Sara Cone Bryant was the author of various children's book in the early 20th century, including How to Tell Stories To Children, Stories To…
Thornton W. Burgess
Thornton W. Burgess
Thornton Waldo Burgess was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was a conservationist and wrote many children’s stories featuring the wildlife, with characters such…
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett, (November 24, 1849 - October 29, 1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children’s stories,…
Ellis Parker Butler
Ellis Parker Butler
Ellis Parker Butler was an American author born in Muscatine, Iowa. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000…
Lord George Gordon Byron
Lord George Gordon Byron
Lord George Gordon Byron was a British Romantic poet known as much for his wild ways as for his poetry. He enjoyed living extravagantly,…