April 1

  • Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen

    Hans Christian Andersen grew up a poor child in a provincial Danish town, but found success as a writer fairy tales and became one of the most widely traveled writers of his day.

April 6

  • Graeme Base Graeme Base

    Graeme Base is an Australia author and illustrator who created one of the world most popular alphabet books, Animalia.

April 12

  • Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

April 16

  • Garth Williams Garth Williams

    Garth Montgomery Williams was an American artist primarily known for his work illustrating children's books.

April 18

April 24

  • Solitary tree on a hillside National Arbor Day

    Arbor day is an annual celebration of trees and a day set aside for the planting of trees.

April 30

  • Poem in Your Pocket Poem in Your Pocket Day

    Celebrate your favorite poem by carrying it around in you pocket and sharing it with others.