Behind the Pages: Memoirs and Biographies of Famous Children's Book Authors

By Carrie McBride, Communications
September 22, 2022

Children's book authors create some of our first imaginary worlds and we may forget that they live in the real world and have their own stories of struggle, survival, adventure, loss, and success. These memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies of famous authors—who penned beloved picture books, bestselling series, compelling teen novels, and more (not to mention creating some of literature's most memorable young characters)—take you behind the pages and into their interesting lives and careers. 

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.