Mary Pope Osbourne (1949) first children’s book was Run, Run, As Fast As You Can was published in 1982. (Available only in used editions.) Osbourne began the Magic Treehouse series with Dinosaurs Before Dark in 1992.
N. Scott Momaday (1934) wrote Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story in 1994. Momaday is a Kiowa Indian and grew up on the Navajo Reservation.