Ursula Nordstrom

When Anne Carroll Moore, the powerful and opinionated superintendent of children’s work at the New York Public Library, asked Harper & Brothers editor Ursula Nordstrom why she felt qualified to produce children’s books, Nordstrom said only this: “Well, I am a former child, and I haven’t forgotten a thing.” More

Journey to Jo’burg

Groundbreaking book set in South Africa during the apartheid era and banned by its government. More

Flat Stanley

This series celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014 and has sold more than one million copies. More

Garth Williams, Illustrator

Garth Williams was a little-known but talented young illustrator when he was commissioned by Ursula Nordstrom, head of Harper’s Department of Books for Boys and Girls, to illustrate the classic Stuart Little by E. B. White. More

Beezus and Ramona

Newbery Medal winner; humorous and beloved tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. More

Henry Huggins

The debut novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary. More

Sounder

Newbery Award–winning book that became an influential children’s work on race and class. More

Freaky Friday

Classic comedic children’s novel that is so funny it has been adapted into film three times. More