Did you know that Lillian Hoban was born today in 1925? She was an author and illustrator for children’s books. Reading books and drawing were a large part of her childhood. Many of her stories were based or inspired by her own childhood or her children’s experiences. Lillian Hoban published 326 books, which have been translated into 11 languages. She is known for her sensitivity and empathy for the emotions young children feel and the challenges and struggles they face in everyday life. Some of the books she illustrated or wrote include the “Frances” books, such as Bedtime for Frances; and many series for the “I-Can-Read” books.
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Lillian Hoban received encouragement from her parents and teachers to develop her drawing skills.
Lillian Hoban recalled that she spent a great deal of time at the Rittenhouse Square Library. In addition to reading books in the Children’s room, she also attended drawing classes at the library.