Three birthdays that I missed last year.
Charles Dickens is not usually someone that we think of as a children's author, but in recent years my children have been interested in A Christmas Carol, maybe because of the movie but there is so many beautiful illustrated versions of the story now.
Similarly, Laura Ingalls Wilder is also not an author that I think of for very young children, but many of my children have either listened to Little House on the Prairie on CD or have listened to a parent serialise it from the library's large print, and illustrated version of the story.
Australian author illustrator, Elizabeth Honey is best known for her series of novels about the children from Stella Street, but she has several picture books that are borrowed from the Prep library. The most popular is probably Not A Nibble, a story about a young girl on holiday, who goes fishing with her father but never seems to catch anything. There is also The Cherry Dress and her books of verse, The Honey Sandwich and The Moon in the Man.