November 4 Birthday: WILL ROGERS: AN AMERICAN LEGEND

Will Rogers, humorist, social commentator, actor
Nov. 4, 1879-Aug. 15, 1935


Will Rogers: An American Legend by Frank Keating, illustrated by Mike Wimmer (Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2002)

Born in Oklahoma of Cherokee heritage, Rogers’s wit and wisdom are highlighted as quotes of his are woven throughout this story of his life. Amazing artwork!

The Official Site of Will Rogers offers a biography, fast facts, photos, quotes and more.

October 12 Birthday – Josh Hutcherson, JOSH HUTCHERSON: THE HUNGER GAMES’ HOT HERO

Josh Hutcherson, actor
October 12, 1992-


Josh Hutcherson: The Hunger Games’ Hot Hero by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Lerner Publishing, 2013).

A behind the scenes look into this celebrity actor and how Josh Hutcherson connected more with his Hunger Games’ character Peeta more than with any other character he’s played. Tidbits about his family, early years and so much more!

October 4 Birthday: KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE KID: THE EARLY YEARS OF BUSTER KEATON

Buster Keaton, actor
Oct. 4, 1895-Feb. 1, 1966


Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton  (Roaring Brook Press, 2008)

Born into a vaudeville family, Keaton was nicknamed “Buster” because he could take a fall. And fall he did, over and over again onstage when he was a child. Audiences loved him. When Buster saw his first movie, he fell even harder. Eventually he made it to Hollywood and became a great comedic screen actor and movie-maker. Written in first person, this story is a class act.

The International Buster Keaton Society provides news, a biography, articles, and other resources related to this remarkable man.