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  • Appropriate for Elementary aged youth
  • Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
  • For Parents/Teachers/Caregivers
    News, reviews, interviews, and author profiles of British authors and poets. Interviews with authors/illustrators like Anthony Browne are a special treat.
  • Avi’s Home Page
    Avi, author of such stories as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing But the Truth, and The Fighting Ground, answers questions and talks about his books.
  • Beverly Cleary
    Learn all about this author and the many characters from her books. Then take a quiz to see how well you know them!
  • Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden, Portland, Oregon
    There are sculptures of Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ribsy in a park only a few blocks from the real Klickitat Street!
  • Brian Jacques
    If you’re a fan of the Redwall books, here’s the site for you! It includes information on the author of Redwall, Mattimeo and The Long Patrol.
  • Charles R. Smith, Jr.
    Award winning author and illustrator Charles R. Smith, Jr features his books that combine photography and sports. Books on other subjects are featured, too. Activities for using his books are available for downloading.
  • Children’s Literature Web Guide: Authors
    Information about children’s authors and illustrators, and their books.
  • Children's Literature Network
    This site features Web pages for nearly 150 authors and illustrators, and provides kids with previews of forthcoming books. Avid readers will appreciate the recommended books and the lists of books compiled on numerous topics.
  • 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!
  • CILIP Carnegie & Kate Green Away Children's Book Awards
    The Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal are awarded for outstanding writing and illustration, respectively, in books for children and young people. Young readers can watch, listen and read notable authors discussing children and young adult titles at CKG's Shadow Site:
  • Colin Thompson.
    Australian author/illustrator of wonderful stories like Tower to the Sun.
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award Curriculum Resource Center
    This site allows you to listen to African American authors and illustrators talk about their award winning books.
  • 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.
  • Dav Pilkey.
    Great fun wondering through this site created by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey who wrote The Paperboy, Kat Kong, and Dogzilla.
  • David Wiesner - The Art of Visual Storytelling.
    The wonderful illustrations Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner, author of The Three Pigs, Tuesday and The Night of the Gargoyles among others, come alive in this wonderful site.
  • Deborah Hopkinson.
    Author of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt and Birdie’s Lighthouse.
  • Debra Frasier
    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.
  • Diane deGroat’s Official Site
    The official website of author/illustrator Diane deGroat who has published 120 books for children. This website tells about her, her books, school visits, and how you can purchase Diane’s original art. 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.
  • Haemi Balgassi
    She is the author of Peacebound Trains and Tao’s Sonata.
  • Jack Prelutsky
    Explore the wacky and inventive poetry of Jack Prelutsky, the first Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
  • Jan Brett’s Home Page
    You’ll find everything from trolls to armadillos on this author/illustrator’s page. She has created The Mitten, That Hat, Armadillo Rodeo, The Trouble with Trolls, and Berlioz the Bear.
  • Jane Kurtz.
    Welcome to the site of the author of Fire on the Mountain and Pulling the Lion’s Tale.
  • 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).
  • Janet Wong
    Learn more about the author of A Suitcase Full of Seaweed and other books of poetery, novels, and picture books. Listen to her read stories and poems.
  • Jean Marzollo
    List of Jean's books online as well as paper format. Preschoolers can enjoy listening to a book read to them as they view works and illustrations. Short and Long bio of Jean. Montly interview with Jean answering who, what and why. Contact info.
  • Jon Scieszka Worldwide
    Jon Scieszka, The National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, has a website that is full of fun and chuckles. Scieszka’s humor is apparent as the viewer is subjected to large, close-up pictures of noodles, a not too serious European map of how a book is put together, and other comical information like Scieszka’s Annual Report. Serious tidbits include “talents you need to be a writer” and summaries of upcoming projects. Direct link to Scieszka’s GuysRead website, with helpful tips for parents and teachers.
  • Judy Blume Official Site
    This site offers information about the books and life of author, Judy Blume.
  • Kevin Henkes
    Award-winning author Kevin Henkes provides a complete listing of his picture books, mouse books and novels, plus provide excerpts and information on his upcoming books. The go-to bar will take you to individual titles, where you can get additional information about the book and characters. Fun and games are included for some books.
  • Kristine O'Connell George
    This site promotes poetry and activities involving poetry for children. George also includes information about her life and books.
  • Laura Numeroff's (very own) Web Site!
    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.
  • Laurie's Bookshelf
    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.
  • Leslea Newman's Kids Page.
    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.
  • Mary Jo Rhodes
    Author Mary Jo Rhodes shares books, websites and activities on undersea animals.
  • Megan Whalen Turner.
    Includes reviews and analysis of this author’s Newbery Honor winning book The Thief.
  • Mem Fox: Teaching, Learning, Living
    This award-winning Australian author’s link has stories about her books, plus information and resources for parents and teachers. Information on writing tips are included.
  • Official Eric Carle Web Site
    For fans of the famous author/illustrator and his books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Do You Want To Be My Friend, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.
  • Pat Mora
    Learn more about author Pat Mora, her books, and ways to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). Resources for teachers and librarians are included.
  • Read Kiddo Read
    An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities. Find the books with links to Library Finder and various booksellers. Join the newsletter and the ReadKiddoRead Community to access author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!
  • 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.
  • Sharon Creech’s Website
    Newbery Award winning author 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.
  • 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.
  • Suse MacDonald.
    Learn about the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book Alphabatics.
  • Tamora Pierce.
    Learn about this author's background, her life, and her books in this information-packed Web site.
  • The Audrey Wood Club House
    Author website for Don and Audrey Wood. Includes biographical information, fun photos and fun secret information. Answers to questions kids ask. Booklists, Awards and honors, help aids for teachers and parents. Art processes and contact information for both Don and Audrey.
  • The Mary E. Lyons Den.
    Learn about the author who wrote Sorrow’s Kitchen and Letters from a Slave Girl.
  • The Official Roald Dahl Web site
    This site offers all of the latest news, stories, and views about children’s author Roald Dahl.
  • The Official Robert Munsch Website
    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.
  • Tomie DePaola
    Find out about award-winning children's author and illustrator Tomie DePaola and the many books he has written and illustrated including "Bill and Pete" and "Strega Nona" on his official Web site.
  • Welcome to the wonderful world of Joan Aiken
    Learn more about the life and books of Joan Aiken, author of the "Wolves of Willoughby Chase" series. Don't miss the "Fun Stuff" section with online cards, coloring sheets and a game to play.
  • 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
  • Appropriate for PreK aged youth.
  • Appropriate for Elementary aged youth.
  • Appropriate for Middle School aged youth.
  • For Parents/Teachers/Caregivers