Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Whether you are a fan of "The Bard" or not, I think we can all agree that William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known authors who ever lived. Everyone I know has read at least one of his plays as a student (usually in a high school or college English class). Personally, I studied…

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Like so many of my peers, I was introduced to the writing of children's author Roald Dahl when I entered elementary school. He was a popular author for teachers during read-alouds, mostly because the characters and worlds he created were so appealing to us as kids. I can remember classmates begging our teachers for "just…