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 books
Notable works
  • Betsy series
  • Eddie series
Notable awards Book of Honor

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


  • “B” is for Betsy. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1939.
  • Back to School With Betsy. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1943.
  • Betsy and the Boys. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1945.
  • Penny and Peter. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1946.
  • Little Eddie. New York: Morrow, 1947.
  • Eddie and the Fire Engine. New York: Morrow, 1949.
  • Betsy’s Little Star. New York: Morrow, 1950.
  • Eddie and Gardenia. New York: Morrow, 1951.
  • Here Comes the Bus!. New York: Morrow, 1963.
  • Eddie the Dog Holder. New York: Morrow, 1966.
  • Two and Two is Four. New York: Morrow, 1968.
  • A Christmas Fantasy. New York: Morrow, 1972.
  • Eddie’s Menagerie. New York: Morrow, 1978.
  • Halloween Treats. New York: Morrow, 1981.
  • Additional titles at



  • 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.