Barbara Robinson (author)
Barbara Robinson was born and raised in Portsmouth, Ohio, and had no brothers or sisters. Her father died when she was three. Robinson's mother, a schoolteacher in Portsmouth for forty-nine years, got her interest in books, and she began writing very early. Robinson attended Allegheny College, where she received a bachelor's degree in theatre.
Robinson lived in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. She died July 9, 2013, at her home in Berwyn. She was 85 and had cancer. Robinson had two daughters with her husband John F. Robinson: Carolyn and Marjorie; three grandchildren: Tomas, Marcos, and Lucas.
- Across from Indian Shore, illustrated by Evaline Ness (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1962)
- Trace through the Forest (Lothrop, 1965)
- The Fattest Bear in the First Grade, illus. Cyndy Szekeres (Random House, 1969) – picture book
- Temporary Times, Temporary Places (Harper & Row, 1982)
- My Brother Louis Measures Worms and other Louis stories (Harper, 1988)
- The Herdmans
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, illus. Judith Gwyn Brown (Harper, 1972); global title The Worst Kids in the World
- The Best School Year Ever (Harper, 1994)
- The Best Halloween Ever (HarperCollins Joanna Cotler Books, 2004)
- William Yardley (July 13, 2013). "Barbara Robinson, Children's Book Author, Dies at 85". The New York Times.
- discoveryeducation.com Archived December 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine authordate.pdf
- Yardley, William. "Barbara Robinson, Children's Book Author, Dies at 85 :'(". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 October 2015.[dead link]
- "Barbara Robinson dies at 85; wrote 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'". Los Angeles Times. July 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-19.