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Author Weblinks

Sooner or later, we all find a favorite author. Discover more about your favorite and also find some biographical information for that report:

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P = Appropriate for PreK aged youth
E=Appropriate for Elementary aged youth
M=Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
T=For parents, teachers & caregivers
Great Web Sites ratings for age appropriateness
  Ada
Anderson
Avi
Balgassi
Berenstain
Brett
Carle
Cleary
Creech
Dahl

deGroat
dePaola
Dr. Seuss
Frasier
George
Hamilton

Hobbs
Hopkinson
Jacques
Kurtz

Lewis
Lyons
MacDonald
Munsch
Newman
Numeroff
Park

Patterson
Pierce
Pilkey

Polacco
Potter

Quakenbush
Rhodes
Silverstein
Simon

Smith
Snicket
Stevens
Thompson

Turner
Van Allsburg
Wells
Wiesner
Wong
Wood
Zalban

In addition, there are a few general sites to explore more authors and illustrators:

  • ACHUKA - News reviews, interviews and author profiles of British authors and poets. Interviews with authors/illustrators like Anthony Browne are a special treat.
  • Children's Literature Web Guide: Authors - A collection of Internet sites which are related to books pertaining to resources for Children and Young Adults. Useful for students, professionals, parents and teachers.

 

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Alma Flor Ada
Although she has written all kinds of books, Alma Flor Ada is especially famous for those which come from her own Spanish culture.
 
Laurie Halse Anderson
The author of acclaimed novels Speak and Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson has created pages about her life, works, and her own teen read and web site recommendations.
E M
Avi
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE are Newbery Honor Award winners by this author. Avi answers questions and talks about his books.
E M
Haemi Balgassi
She is the author of Peacebound Trains and Tao's Sonata.
E M
Berenstain Bears
Whether it is dad giving his son a bike lesson with hilarious results or dad getting into more trouble in THE BIG HONEY HUNT, the Berenstain Bear books are great fun to read.
 
Judy Blume
ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET, TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING, and OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SHEILA THE GREAT are just a few of the books by Judy Blume.
E M T
Jan Brett

An artist and writer, Jan Brett's books are filled with detailed drawings and fantastic stories like that of THE MITTEN.

P E
Marc Brown
(The Arthur Page)Brown is the author and illustrator of the ARTHUR books as well as many other stories.
Eric Carle
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR is Eric Carle's most famous picture book.
P E

Beverly Cleary
Her stories about Ramona, Henry Huggins, Ribsy and others on Klickitat Street are favorite chapter books. As an extra, visit the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden in Portland, Oregon, where you will find sculptures of Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ribsy in a park only a few blocks from the real Klickitat Street!

P E M
Sharon Creech
Winner of the Newbery Medal for WALK TWO MOONS, Sharon Creech presents information about herself including photos, details about her books and their creation, and teacher resources. The author gives insight into the writing of her stories.
E M T
Roald Dahl
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE BFG are just two of Dahl's many books. This site offers all of the latest news, stories, and views about children's author Roald Dahl.
E
Diane deGroat
The official web site of author/illustrator Diane deGroat who has published 120 books for children. This web site tells about her, her books, school visits, and how you can purchase Diane's original at. All information is approved by Diane. FAQs answer all of the actual questions Diane has answered during her school visits. Teachers and librarians will enjoy "Fun Stuff" which includes the following in various subject areas: coloring page, word search, connect the dots, mazes, and even a Gilbert paper doll with clothes.
P E
Tomie dePaola
Learn all about the man who created the story of Strega Nona, won a Newbery Honor Award for writing but is most famous as a picture book illustrator and writer.
P E
Dr. Seuss
Everyone knows the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat and Sam I Am. Now learn a little about their creator, also known as Theodore Seuss Geisel.
Debra Frazier
Join the author of "On the Day You Were Born" and "Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster" on a canoe trip, learn about how she creates her books, and get ideas for extending her stories -- from Vocabulary Parades to puppet shows.
E P
Kristine O'Connell George
This site promotes poetry and activities inolving poetry for children. George also includes information about her life and books.
E M
Virginia Hamilton
This African American writer has won every important award for writing including the Newbery.
Will Hobbs
Hobbs, author of outdoor adventure stories, includes biographical information, a list of books, questions and answers, an online quiz and teaching suggestions for some of his books.
E M
Deborah Hopkinson
Author of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt and Birdie's Lighthouse.
E
Brian Jacques
Fans of the stories of Redwall will enjoy learning more about this British writer.
E M
Jane Kurtz
Welcome to the site of the author of Fire on the Mountain and Pulling the Lion's Tale.
E
J. Patrick Lewis
Living in Chagrin Falls, J. Patrick Lewis is known all over the USA for the poems he writes.
Mary E. Lyons
Learn about the author who wrote Sorrow's Kitchen and Letters from a Slave Girl.
E M
Suse MacDonald
Learn about the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book Alphabatics.
E
Robert Munsch
Everything you need to know about the children's author, Robert Munsch, from past class visits to unpublished works, you can find it all here.
E
Leslea Newman
Newman is the author of picture books, chapter books, and books for high school students including Heather Has Two Mommies, Cats, Cats, Cats! and Fat Chance.
E M
Laura Numeroff
Visit Laura Numeroff's web site to find out about her life, pets, and books. You can also find fun games and activities relating to her books.
E
Linda Sue Park
Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal for her book A SINGLE SHARD.
Katherine Paterson
Winner of two Newbery Medals, Katherine Paterson lives in Vermont but writes about children all over this country, Japan, and China.
E M
Tamora Pierce
Learn about this author's background, her life, and her books in this information-packed web site.
M
Dav Pilkey
Follow the warning given by the author of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS for a wonderfully silly time.
E
Patricia Polacco
A writer and illustrator, Patricia Polacco's books include PINK AND SAY, MRS. KATZ AND TUSH, and THUNDER CAKE.
Beatrix Potter
Everyone knows the story of Peter Rabbit. Learn about Peter's creator.
Robert Quackenbush
This site presents the author, his books, school visits, and workshops. His books include Henry Babysits, Sherlock Chick and the Giant Egg Mystery, and the Miss Mallard Mystery series.
E
Mary Jo Rhodes
Author Mary Jo Rhodes shares books, web sites, and activities on undersea animals.
E M
Shel Silverstein
Listen to the author read his hilarious poems aloud accompanied by animated cartoons, make a bookmark, and download puzzles and more fun in a classroom poetry kit.
E
Seymour Simon
If you love studying the planets, the circulatory system or just about anything having to do with science, you will want to learn about this writer.
Cynthia Leitich Smith
This official web site not only includes biographical and bibliographical information but also includes recommended fantasy, horror, and multicultural books by other authors.
E M
Lemony Snicket
Whenever things seem to be the worst they can be, things only get worse in Lemony Snicket's stories (THE BAD BEGINNING, THE AUSTERE ACADEMY, and more).
Janet Stevens
She is the illustrator of To Market, To Market and Gates of the Wind, and she wrote and illustrated From Pictures to Words (A Book About Making a Book).
P E
Colin Thompson
Australian author/illustrator of wonderful stories like Tower to the Sun.
E
Megan Whalen Turner
Includes reviews and analysis of this author's Newbery Honor winning book The Thief.
E M
Chris Van Allsburg
Join Fritz the little white dog to find out more about the award-winning author of Jumanji and The Polar Express. An amazing interactive site with many book-related activities, games, video clips, and a scavenger hunt!
P E M T
Rosemary Wells
Though she writes wonderful chapter books, most people know Rosemary Wells for her picture books and her bunny characters like Max and Ruby.
David Wiesner
The wonderful illustrations of Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner, author of The Three Pigs, Tuesday, and The Night of the Gargoyles among others, come alive in this wonderful site.
E
Janet Wong
A poet and writer of fiction, one of Janet Wong's books is THE TRIP BACK HOME a story about a trip to Korea to visit Grandparents.
Audrey Wood
A talented writer and illustrator, Audrey Wood wrote the text for KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB and THE NAPPING HOUSE and illustrated and wrote many other books.
Jane Breskin Zalben
This author and illustrator is known for her picture books about Jewish holidays as well as books about feelings.
   
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Stories

TumbleBooks

This is a great site for audio and electronic storybooks, games, puzzles, and language learning. You can listen and/or read along at your own speed with this online collection of children's animated, talking picture books. Many titles are available in Spanish and French. Also you can view this site in French or Spanish. Included are streaming audiobooks, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.

TumbleBooks
  08-Sep-2009