Natalie Babbitt (born 28 July 1932) is an American author and illustrator of children's books.
Life and career 
Her first published work was a collaborative effort with her husband; in 1966 he wrote and she illustrated a picture book called The Forty-ninth Magician. Her editor, Michael di Capua, at Farrar, Straus and Giroux encouraged her to keep producing children's books even after her husband became too busy to participate. After writing two short books in verse she turned to novels for children, and her second effort in that vein, Knee-Knock Rise, was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1971. Tuck Everlasting, published in 1975, was named an ALA Notable book and continues to be popular with teachers. Two of her books have been turned into movies: Tuck Everlasting twice, in 1981 and 2002, and The Eyes of the Amaryllis in 1982. In addition to her own writing, Babbitt has also illustrated a number of books by Valerie Worth.
Babbitt is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance  a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.
In 1982, another Times reviewer, George Woods, enjoyed Babbitt's Herbert Rowbarge. "Mrs. Babbitt creates a plausible world and peoples it with believable humans, but the most satisfaction comes from the pleasure of her company as she effortlessly takes the reader in velvet-gloved hand to point out life's coincidences and near misses."
In 2002, Melanie Rehak, also writing in the Times, described Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting as a "slim, ruminative" novel, and stated that "From the moment it appeared, it has been fiercely loved by children and their parents for its honest, intelligent grappling with aging and death."
In 2012, Babbitt was awarded the inaugural E.B. White Award for achievement in children's literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 
- 1967 Dick Foote and the Shark
- 1968 Phoebe's Revolt
- 1969 The Search for Delicious
- 1970 Knee-Knock Rise
- 1970 The Something
- 1971 Goody Hall
- 1974 The Devil's Storybook
- 1975 Tuck Everlasting
- 1977 The Eyes of the Amaryllis
- 1982 Herbert Rowbarge
- 1987 The Devil's Other Storybook
- 1989 Nellie: A Cat on Her Own
- 1990 The Big Book for Peace (co-written with Lloyd Alexander)
- 1994 Bub: Or the Very Best Thing
- 1998 Ouch!: A Tale from Grimm
- 2001 Elsie Times Eight
- 2007 Jack Plank Tells Tales
- 2011 The Moon Over High Street
- 2012 The Devil's Storybooks (combines The Devil's Storybook and The Devil's Other Storybook)
- 1966 Samuel Babbitt, The Forty-ninth Magician
- 1972 Valerie Worth, Small Poems
- 1976 Valerie Worth, More Small Poems
- 1978 Valerie Worth, Still More Small Poems
- 1980 Valerie Worth, Curlicues, the Fortunes of Two Pug Dogs
- 1985 Valerie Worth, Small Poems Again
- 1986 Valerie Worth, Other Small Poems Again
- 1987 Valerie Worth, All the Small Poems
- 1990 Lloyd Alexander, The Big Book for Peace
- 1994 Valerie Worth, All the Small Poems and Fourteen More
- 2002 Valerie Worth, Peacock and Other Poems
- "ipl2 profile". Retrieved 2013-02-5.
- "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". ALSC. ALA. Retrieved 2013-02-5.
- National Education Association (2007). "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children". Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- Bird, Elizabeth. "Top 100 Chapter Book Poll Results".
- Tuck Everlasting (1981) Allmovie entry
- Tuck Everlasting (2002) Allmovie entry
- The Eyes of the Amaryllis (1982) Allmovie entry
- Lanes, Selma G. (November 13, 1977). "The New York Times Book Review". Love Story, Sea Story. pp. BR10. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- Woods, George A. (November 30, 1982). "The New York Times". Books of The Times. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- Rehak, Melanie (October 6, 2002). "The New York Times". Film: Falling for a Children's Tale of an Age-Old Wish. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- News Staff (March 14, 2013). "Providence Journal". Providence's 'Tuck Everlasting' author honored with first E.B. White Award. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- NCBLA Natalie Babbitt biography
- University of Connecticut bibliography
- Scholastic Natalie Babbitt biography