Anne Thaxter Eaton

1881 - 1971

Librarian & Reviewer


Anne Thaxter Eaton
Anne Thaxter Eaton was born in 1881 in New York. She was educated at Smith College and the New York State Library School before becoming a librarian in Albany, the University of Tennessee, and Columbia University. She is perhaps best known as a reviewer and editor of children' books for the New York Times Book Review. At St. John's University she taught children's literature. After a long career in librarianship, she died in 1971.

  • James Terry White Medal for Reading with Children, 1941
Selected Works
  • Meigs, Cornelia, Elizabeth Nesbitt, Anne Thaxter Eaton, and Ruth Hill Viguers. (1953). A Critical History of Children's Literature. New York: Macmillan.
  • Sasse, M. (1978). Eaton, Anne Thaxter. In B.S. Wynar (ed.) Dictionary of American Library Biography (pp. 155-156). Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited.
  • Sayers, Frances Clark. (1947). Anne Eaton of Lincoln School. Horn Book 23. 331-339.

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