Carolyn Haywood

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Carolyn Haywood
Born (1898-01-03)January 3, 1898
Philadelphia, PA, US
Died January 11, 1990(1990-01-11) (aged 92)
Occupation Writer, illustrator
Genre Children's literature
Notable works
  • Betsy series
  • Eddie series
Notable awards Book of Honor[clarification needed]

Carolyn Haywood (January 3, 1898 – January 11, 1990) was an American writer and illustrator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She created 47 children's books, most notably the series under the "Eddie" and "Betsy" titles.[1]

Selected works

Betsy Books

  • “B” is for Betsy. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1939.
  • Betsy and Billy. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1941.
  • Back to School With Betsy. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1943.
  • Betsy and the Boys. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1945.
  • Betsy’s Little Star. New York: Morrow, 1950.
  • Betsy's Busy Summer. New York: Morrow, 1956.
  • Betsy's Little Star. New York: Morrow, 1950.
  • Betsy and the Circus. New York: Morrow, 1954.
  • Betsy's Winterhouse. New York: Morrow, 1958.
  • Snowbound with Betsy. New York: Morrow, 1962.
  • Betsy and Mr. Kilpatrick. New York: Morrow, 1967.
  • Merry Christmas from Betsy. New York: Morrow, 1970.
  • Betsy's Play School. New York: Morrow, 1977. Illustrated by James Griffin.

Eddie Books

  • Little Eddie. New York: Morrow, 1947.
  • Eddie and the Fire Engine. New York: Morrow, 1949.
  • Eddie and Gardenia. New York: Morrow, 1951.
  • Eddie's Pay Dirt. New York: Morrow, 1953.
  • Eddie and his Big Deals. New York: Morrow, 1955.
  • Eddie Makes Music. New York: Morrow, 1957.
  • Eddie and Louella. New York: Morrow, 1959
  • Annie Pat and Eddie. New York: Morrow, 1960.
  • Eddie's Green Thumb. New York: Morrow, 1964.
  • Eddie the Dog Holder. New York: Morrow, 1966.
  • Ever-ready Eddie. New York: Morrow, 1968
  • Eddie's Happenings. New York: Morrow, 1971.
  • Eddie's Valuable Property. New York: Morrow, 1975.
  • Eddie’s Menagerie. New York: Morrow, 1978. Illustrated by Ingrid Fetz.
  • Merry Christmas from Eddie. New York: Morrow, 1986.
  • Eddie's Friend Boodles. New York: Morrow, 1991. Illustrated by Catherine Stock.

Other Books

  • Primrose Day. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1942.
  • Here's a Penny. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1944.
  • Penny and Peter. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1946.
  • Penny Goes to Camp. New York: Morrow, 1948.
  • The Mixed-Up Twins. New York: Morrow, 1952.
  • Here Comes the Bus! New York: Morrow, 1963.
  • Robert Rows the River. New York: Morrow, 1965.
  • Taffy and Melissa Molasses. New York: Morrow, 1969.
  • Two and Two is Four. New York: Morrow, 1968.
  • A Christmas Fantasy. New York: Morrow, 1972. Illustrated by Glenys and Victor Ambrus.
  • Away Went the Balloons. New York: Morrow, 1973.
  • "C" Is for Cupcake. New York: Morrow, 1974.
  • A Valentine Fantasy. New York: Morrow, 1976. Illustrated by Glenys and Victor Ambrus.
  • Halloween Treats. New York: Morrow, 1981. Illustrated by Victoria de Larrea.
  • The King's Monster. New York: Morrow, 1980. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.
  • Santa Claus Forever! New York: Morrow, 1982. Illustrated by Glenys and Victor Ambrus.
  • Make a Joyful Noise: Bible Verses for Children. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1984. Illustrated by Lane Yerkes.
  • Happy Birthday from Carolyn Haywood. New York: Morrow, 1984. Illustrated by Wendy Watson.
  • Summer Fun. New York: Morrow, 1986. Illustrated by Julie Durrell.
  • How the Reindeer Saved Santa. New York: Morrow, 1986. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.
  • Hello, Star. New York: Morrow, 1987. Illustrated by Julie Durrell.


  1. ^ "Carolyn Haywood, 92, Illustrator And Author of Children's Books". The New York Times. January 12, 1990.

Further reading

  • Conmire, Anne, ed. Something About the Author, #29. Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1982.
  • Haycroft, Howard & Stanley J. Kunitz, ed. The Junior Book of Authors. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1951.
  • Shachter, Jacqueline. Carolyn Haywood and Jane Flory. Profiles in Literature, vol. 35. (video series) Philadelphia: Temple University Department of Educational Media, 1979.

External links

  • Carolyn Haywood at
  • Carolyn Haywood at Library of Congress Authorities, with 72 catalog records
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