December

December 1

  • Jan Brett Jan Brett

    Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author-illustrators of children's literature with over 37 million books in print.

December 6

  • Everglades National Park Everglades National Park Established

    Everglades National Park in Florida was created to protect a fragile ecosystem. This subtropical wilderness safeguards a huge network of marshland and forest ecosystems.

December 7

December 10

  • Center of the Indiana state flag Indiana Statehood

    On this date in 1816 President James Madison signed the act admitting Indiana to the Union as the 19th state.

December 19

  • Eve Bunting Eve Bunting

    Eve Bunting is an acclaimed author of picture books and novels. Her picture books often tackle sensitive issues such as homelessness, death, aging, and war, and view events from a child's perspective.

December 22

  • Jerry Pinkney Jerry Pinkney

    Jerry Pinkney has illustrated over 100 children's books since 1964 and been the recipient of 5 Caldecott Honor Medals and a Caldecott Medal. His books have been translated into 16 languages and published in 14 countries.

  • Winter sun shinging through stand of trees Winter Solstice

    In 2014, the December Solstice will occur on Sunday, December 21.

December 28

  • A grizzly bear Endangered Species Act signed into law

    This law provides protection for plants and animals  that are endangered or threatened due to loss of habitat, environmental pollution, or other factors related to human activity.