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Military Veteran Children's Authors

This LibGuide showcases military veterans who have authored children's books,

A-Z Authors (Includes American and International)

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Abrashkin, Raymond


Adams, Richard George: During WWII, Adams served in the Royal Army Civil Service Corps in the Airborne Company, and as a brigade liaison in Palestine, Europe, and Malaysia.


Alcock, Vivien


Alcott, Louisa May


Alexander, Lloyd Chudley
​: During World War II, Alexander joined the Army (1943) where he became an artilleryman, a cymbal player in the band, an organist in the chapel, and a first-aid man. He was then assigned to military intelligence, where he was stationed in Alsace-Lorraine, and then proceeded to work in counterintelligence in Paris after the war.


Allard, Harry


Anno, Mitsumasa


Ardizzone, Edward 

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Bagnold, Enid


Barne, Kitty


Baumann, Hans


Beatty Jr., Jerome


Belloc, Hilaire 

 

Bemelmans, Ludwig


Berenstain, Stan


Berenstain, Jan


Bianki, Vitaly


Bofa, Gus


Bond, Thomas Michael 


Booth, George


Boston, Lucy M.: Served as a volunteer nurse in French military hospitals during World War II. 

 

Brereton, Frederick Sadleir


Brunhoff, Jean de


Brzechwa, Jan


Bunyan, John


Burgess, Anthony


Burnford, Sheila

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Carle, Eric


Charles, Prince of Wales


Chaucer, Geoffrey: 


Christopher, John (Christopher Samuel Youd)


Collodi, Carlo 


Coolidge, Susan (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey)


Cooney, Barbara


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Dahl, Roald 

 

Defoe Daniel:


De Jong, Meindert

​Dickinson, Peter


Disch, Thomas M.


Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan


du Bois, William Pene 


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Eastman, Philip Dey


Eisner, Will


Ende, Michael Andreas Helmuth


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Fleischman, Sid (Avron Zalmon Fleischman)


Fleming, Ian


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Gaidar, Arkady


Geerdes, Clay


Geisel, Theodor Seuss

 

Garfield, Leon


Golding, William

 

Gonzalez, Thomas


Gorey, Edward


Graham, Harry (Jocelyn Henry Clive ‘Harry” Graham)


Gramatky, Hardie


Grant, John


Greene, Henry Graham


Gwynne, Fred


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Hamre, Leif


Harmon, Casey Sean


Harris, Rosemary


Henty, G.A. 


Herriot, James


Hildick, Edmund Wallace


Hoban, Russell

 

Hodges, Walter C.

 

Hopf, Geoffrey


Hughes, Ted


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Irving, Washington
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Johns, William Earl (Captain W.E. Johns)

Johnson, Sabin W.


Juster, Norton


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Karig, Walter


Kastle, Seth


Kastner, Erich


Keats, Ezra Jack


Keeping, Charles


Kelly, Eric P.


Kerr, Judith


King, Clive


King-Smith, Dick

 

Krumgold, Joseph


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Lawson, Robert


Leaf, Wilber Munro


Leip, Hans


Lewis, C.S.


Linklater, Eric


Lofting, Hugh

 

Lyon, Elinor


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Macdonald, James D.


Marryat, Frederick


Martin, J.P.


Masefield, John


Maurois, Andre

 

McKinnon, Yolanda


Meltzer, Milton


Milne, A.A.


Morpurugo, Michael


Mowat, Farley


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Negaard, Ken

 

Norton, Mary (Kathleen Mary)


Noyes, Alfred


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Oakley, Graham


O’Dell, Scott


Oman, Carola


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Paulsen, Gary


Pease, Howard


Phipson, Joan


Platt, Kin


Preubler, Otfried


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Reiner, Carl


Rey, H.A. (Hans Augusto)


Robertson, Keith


Rodari, Gianni


Roff, Don


Ryan, Chris


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Saint-Exupery, Antoine de


Salinger, J.D. 


Sandberg, Carl


Say, Allen


Scary, Richard


Schwartz, Alvin

Seredy, Kate


Shepard, E.H. 


Silverstein, Sheldon “Shel” 


Sobol, Donald J.


Southall, Ivan


Sperry, Armstrong


Steinbeck, John

 

Szyk, Arthur


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Takehiko, Kurushima


Thiele, Colin


Thomas, Peggy Iris


Thurber, James


Todd, Barbara Euphan


Tolkien, J.R.R.


Travers, P.L


Tolstoy, Leo


Tranter, Nigel


Travers, P.L.


Treece, Henry


Tunis, John R.


Twain, Mark


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Warber, Bernard


Welch, Ronald


Westall, Robert


Westerman, J.F.


Westerman, Percy Francis


White, E.B.: Registered for the draft (WWI), but was rejected for not weighing enough. He then enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.), earning the rank of corporal while attending Cornell University. White also volunteered at the Office of Facts and Figures during WWII, where he composed an essay on the freedom of speech for the pamphlet, United Nations Fight for the Four Freedoms. 


Williams, Jay


Williamson, Henry


Wyke-Smith, Edward Augustine


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