Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown was an American writer of children's books, best known for her work 'Goodnight Moon.' Born on May 23, 1910, in Brooklyn, New York, she wrote hundreds of stories and books during her career. Her writing is characterized by the use of simple, rhythmic text to tell stories that captivate young readers. She often collaborated with notable illustrators, such as Clement Hurd. Brown's approach to writing for children was innovative for her time, and she left a lasting impact on the genre. She passed away on November 13, 1952.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. Goodnight Moon

    This classic children's book follows a young rabbit's bedtime routine, as it says goodnight to everything around: from the red balloon and a pair of mittens, to the kittens, the picture of the cow jumping over the moon, the old lady whispering "hush", and more. The soothing, repetitive text and warm, detailed illustrations create a peaceful, comforting atmosphere that eases children into sleep.