Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. He was the author of several highly popular books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte’s Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). In a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, Charlotte’s Web came in first in their poll of the top one hundred children’s novels. In addition, he was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine, and also a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style.
Books in order of publication:
- Less than Nothing, or, The Life and Times of Sterling Finny (1927)
- White, E. B. (1929). The lady is cold : poems by E. B. W. New York: Harper and Brothers.
- Thurber, James; White, E. B. (1929). Is sex necessary? Or, why you feel the way you do. New Yorker: Harper & Brothers.
- Ho Hum: Newsbreaks from the New Yorker (1931). Intro by E. B. White, and much of the text as well.
- Alice Through the Cellophane, John Day (1933)
- Every Day is Saturday, Harper (1934)
- A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941). Co-edited with Katherine S. White.
- One Man’s Meat (1942): A collection of his columns from Harper’s Magazine
- The Wild Flag: Editorials From The New Yorker On Federal World Government And Other Matters (1943)
- Stuart Little (1945)
- Here Is New York
- Charlotte’s Web (1952)
- The Second Tree from the Corner (1954)
- The Elements of Style (with William Strunk, Jr.) (1959, republished 1972, 1979, 1999, 2005)
- The Points of My Compass (1962)
- The Trumpet of the Swan (1970)
- Letters of E. B. White (1976)
- Essays of E. B. White (1977)
- Poems and Sketches of E. B. White (1981)
- Writings from “The New Yorker” (1990)
- In the Words of E. B. White (2011)
- Every Day is Saturday
- Quo Vadimus?
- The Fox of Peapack
- Farewell to Model T
- An E. B. White Reader. Edited by William W. Watt and Robert W. Bradford.