Famous Couples of Children’s Literature


Photo of John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury by Publishers WeeklyI met the author John Burningham years ago, and was surprised to learn he was married to another well known children’s author, Helen Oxenbury. They both have written many books, but have only collaborated on one. There is an interview with photos of the couple in Publisher's Weekly.

 I began looking into other author and author/illustrator couples, and have found quite a few.

Couples Who Have Worked Together on Books

Other Couples Who Write Separately

Photo credit: Publishers Weekly


Author Bio:

DeAnn O. has been a children’s librarian for over 15 years; she is a long time bibliophile, children’s advocate, and book reviewer for School Library Journal.

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