Nebraska Authors

Albert B. Tibbets

Born 1888-12-09 Hastings, NE (USA)

Tibbets was a journalist and writer of children's books. He was elected to the Nebraska State Legislature (1915-1917) under the slogan "Give the Young Man a Chance." He left Nebraska for New York where he worked briefly as a reporter for The New York World before World War I. After serving in the Army in WW I, he worked as a sales manager for the National Lead Company. Married to magazine writer Helen Ferris. He was deeply involved in the Boy Scouts organization in New York state.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Hastings, NE
New York, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Children's Nonfiction; Newspaper reporting; Advertising and promotion


University of Nebraska


Newspaper Reporter
Freelance Writer
Library Trustee Board Member
Served in State Legislature

Places Worked

Hastings newspaper
New York World paper
New York State Library Foundation member
President of board of trustees, North Salem, NY Library System


Beaver Award of Boy Scouts of America for service to Youth, 1958


The Junior Literary Guild
Eleanor Roosevelt
Early editor of the Girl Scout magazine, The American Girl


The First Book of Bees. 1952.
Youth: Short Story Anthology1955. (editor)
Salute to the Brave: Short Story Anthology 1960. (editor)
Courage in Korea: Short Story Anthology. 1962. (editor)
A Boy and His Dad: Short Story Anthology. 1964. (editor)
American Heroes All. 1966. (compiler)
Let's Dance. 1968. (editor)
Boy's Speak From Other Lands. 1969.

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