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Librarians Who Are Authors of Children's Literature
Links to Information About Them and their Questionnaire Answers

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Published Authors of Children's and Young Adult Books
Whose Names Begin With "H"

Books for those who work with Children and Young Adults:
(Published books for children, or for those who work with children
in school and library settings.) 

These authors also may have children's material of other types published (magazine pieces, etc.)  For those who have a book or two listed, the choice of titles was either theirs (which they mentioned in their initial email to Jerri), or Jerri picked a title.  Those authors' names that appear as links will take you to a page with their answers to the "Authors Among Us" questionnaire, featured books, and in some cases, a photo and contact information, and information on forthcoming books. 

Author's Name Library Experience Selected Books Internet Resources
Mary Downing Hahn (P) Was children’s librarian in Prince George’s Public Library System in MD Wait Till Helen Comes
Stepping on the Cracks
Time for Andrew
Mary Downing Hahn Page
Mary Downing Hahn
Anna Gertrude Hall
Held a variety of positions at academic, public and medical  libraries in NY, OR, WA and CA, including cataloging and administrative duties.
Lived 1882-1967,
Cyrus Holt and the Civil War
No web page.
Elvajean Hall Held a variety of school library positions in WI, MI, MA.  Was a library consultant at Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1962 - 63. Pilgrim Stories
Land and People of Norway
Hong Kong
No web page.
John Halliday
Director of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Charlottesville VA
Shooting Monarchs
John Halliday's Books on Amazon.com
Martha Hamilton
Was a reference librarian (MLS Univ. of Michigan, 1976) at Elmira College and Cornell University
The Ghost Catcher
Priceless Gifts
The Well of Truth
Beauty and the Beast Storytellers

Martha Hamilton on Amazon.com
Jeanne B.  Hardendorff (Burr) Retired, Jaffrey Public Library in NH Picture Tales Jeanne B. Hardendorff's books on Amazon.com
Wilhelmina Harper
(Deceased 1973)
Held various positions as Children's Librarian, branch librarian, library assistant and organizer in places including Queensboro Public LIbrary in NY, Brest (France,), Bakersfield and Redwood City CA.  Instructor in children's lierature at Univ. of CA, San Jose State College, and Riverside Library School.
Lived 1884 - 1973.
Compiler of books for children, including:
Story Hour Favorites
Magic Fairy Tales
Stowaway and Other Stories for Boys
No web page.
Janice N. Harrington
Was Head of Youth Services, Champaign Public Library (IL). Currently eaches creative writing in the Department of English at the University of Illinois.
Roberto Walks Home
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
Going North
Janice N. Harrington Home Page

Janice Harrington's Books on Amazon.com
Lyn Harrington
(Evelyn Davis)
Was Children's librarian at Sault Ste. Marie, Canada 1933-1940, assistant public librarian at the Toronto Public Libraries 1940-1942. Manitoba Roundabout
Greece and the Greeks
The Lucky Coin
No web page.
Virginia Haviland
(Deceased in 1988)
Librarian, Boston Public Library 1934 - 1963.  Library of Congress, Head of Children's Book Section. William Penn, Founder and Friend
Children's Literature: A Guide to Reference Sources
Children's Books of International Interest
Virginia Haviland on Wikipedia

Virginia Haviland Books on Amazon.com
Betsy Hearne (P) Was a children's librarian at Wayne County Public Library, Wooster, Ohio, a school librarian at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, children's book editor of Booklist and BCCB.  Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Seven Brave Women
Who's In the Hall?
Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide
Betsy Hearne's Home Page

Betsy Hearne's Books on Amazon.com

Reginald Beaton Hegarty
Bookmobile operator for New Bedford Public Library (MA), 1945-1954
Curator of Melville Whaling Room at New Bedford Free Public Library (MA), 1962-1973.  Lived 1906-1973.
Bedford and American Whaling
Rope's End

Dorothy Heiderstadt Held a variety of public library positions (children's, reference, and branch librarian) in Kansas City and MO, Bethlehem PA.  Retired in 1970.  Born 1907. A Book of Heroes
Knights and Champions
Frontier Leaders and Pioneers
No web page.
Rebecca Hickox (P) Was a children's librarian IN VA and CA.  Now a high school library media specialist in Silverton, OR. Per and the Dala Horse
The Golden Sandal
Zorro and Quwi
Rebecca Hickox's Books on Amazon.com
Christine M. Hill (P) Children's Librarian at Willingboro Public Library, NJ Ten Terrific Authors for Teens
Robert Ballard: Oceanographer Who Discovered the Titanic
Langston Hughes: Poet of the Harlem Renaissance
Christine M. Hill's books on Amazon.com
Elizabeth Jamison Hodges Was a public librarian in Boston MA and Detroit MI, and a military librarian. The Three Princes of Serendip
Serendipity Tales
No web page.
Margaret Moore Hodges Was special assistant and children's librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA, 1954-64. The Wave
The Making of Joshua Cobb
Saint George and the Dragon
Margaret Hodges on Answers.com

Margaret Hodges Books on Amazon.com
Amy Houts (P) Was a children's librarian at Maryville Public Library, MO for 2 years, several years as a church librarian. Learning Through Cooking Activities
The Princess and the Pea
Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids
Amy Houts Home Page

Amy Houts books on Amazon.com

Fitzgerald  Howard
Was cataloging asssistant, the children's librarian at Boston Public Library, the reference librarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  University library science faculty.  Chita's Christmas Tree
Aunt Flossie's Hats
Mac and Marie and the Train Toss Surprise
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard bio

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard's books on Amazon.com
Mabel Leigh Hunt
Was children's and branch librarian at the Indianapolis Public Library, 1926-38. 
Lived 1892-1971. 
Have You Seen Tom Thumb? 
Better Known As Johnny Appleseed
Ladycake Farm
Mable Leigh Hunt Page
Carol Otis Hurst Was a school librarian in Westfield MA Through the Lock
Rocks In His Head
In Plain Sight
Carol Hurst's Home Page

Carol Hurst's Bio

Carol Otis Hurst's Books on Amazon.com

Johanna Hurwitz
Worked for 30 years as a children's librarian in both school and public libraries in the NYC area, until 8 years ago. Starting School
The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein
Faraway Summer
Johanna Hurwitz Home Page

Johanna Hurwitz Books on Amazon.com
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