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Remembering Prolific Children's Author Eve Bunting

November 7, 2023

If you are an avid reader of children's literature published in the last fifty years or so, chances are you have read one of Eve Bunting's books. Bunting passed away last month at the age of 94, having published some 250 books during her prolific career. Many of them, of course, are in our library's catalog

Author Eve Bunting-an older white woman with short white hair, sitting on a couch. She is wearing a long sleeved blue shirt  and a long chain around  her neck.

Born 1928 in Northern Ireland, Bunting immigrated to the U.S. with her husband and young family in the 1950s. She began to hone her writing skills in a creative writing course at Pasadena City College, and published her first book in 1971 when she was 43 years old. Bunting wrote all sorts of books for children, but she was particularly known for her deft and sensitive portrayals of tough topics such as war, homelessness, and violence. According to her, "the best way to protect children by telling them the truth."

Books by Author Eve Bunting

Check out the catalog above for all the children's books written by Eve Bunting available in our collection. You'll most likely find a wonderful book to read!

Klem-Mari Cajigas


In a former life, Klem-Marí was a Religious Studies scholar. She much prefers being the Family Literacy Coordinator for Bringing Books to Life! She wants you to read and share books with the children in your life, and for those children to see you to read as well. Originally from Puerto Rico, Klem-Marí also enjoys her cat, baking, yoga, and the works of Octavia Butler.