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Jim Arnosky has written and illustrated over 90 nature books for children. You can read about him and his books at this site. There are also DVDs and downloadable drawing lessons you can purchase. Check out the dozens of coloring pages available here, as well.
If you want to know anything about Judy Blume, this is the website to visit. Not only will you find information about each of her books, you will also be able to connect to her personal blog or read what censorship means, how it affects all of us, and what to do about it.
Click on the "For Kids" page to find out some fun trivia from some of her books.
The author of more than 50 books and winner of the Newbery Medal for Summer of the Swans, Betsy Byars has led an interesting life. Visit her website to read about her life and career. You will even find short video clips from Betsy and her daughter.
Beverly Cleary realized early in her career as a children's librarian that especially the boys were bored with the books that were available. That was more than 50 years and 50 books ago.
This delightfully illustrated website includes background information about many of her book characters, including interactive maps and features to jump into their world.
Jean Craighead George
Jean Craighead George has been writing about children interacting with nature for more than 70 years.
Her site includes an alphabetical listing of the more than 100 books that she has written. Most recently she has been concentrating on pairing some of her work with the finest picture books illustrators and music writers. Find out more about this in the "Sights and Sounds" section of the site.
Kimberly Willis Holt
Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt presents her own website. you will find the normal information about books she has written and awards she has won.
Her bio page, though, is unique and extremely interesting. The bio section, set up like a restaurant menu, is called "A Life in Food." She talks about each part of her life through a food item. Since she has lived all around the world, the food items are as varied as her books.
Loren Long is a favorite among the students and staff of Monroe Elementary School. The moving illustrations in the inspirational picture books he has illustrated keep the reader moving through the story. His wit and wisdom come together in the Sluggers baseball series, as well. This series that combines America's past time with a magical baseball is set in 1899.
If you have ever read a "Judy Moody" or "Stink" book, you would have to know that Megan McDonald is loads of fun! Her website does not disappoint either. On it you can find out things you never knew about Megan, play "fun stuff" games, or read about upcoming books. And that is just some of the unique features of her site.
Jerry Pinkney has illustrated more than 100 books over his career. From illustrated novels to folk tales, he has illuminated the work of others and has adapted classic stories for children on his own.
His website contains information about his books, his life, and the many awards he has won.
When you mention poetry and children, one of the first names that comes to mind is Jack Prelutsky. Children love the feelings and the sounds that Jack writes about. Visit his website to experience the fun and poetry of Jack Prelutsky.
Holes is probably Louis Sachar's most well-known book. It was also made into a movie. The sequal, Small Steps, has been made into a play from the Oregon Children's Theatre. You can watch a video about the music at his web site.
Find a complete list of Sachar's books and information about the author at this site.
Born in Czechoslovakia, Peter Sis is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and film maker.
Visit Peter's website to play games, find out about each of his books, and read about the remarkable life of the author.
Peter Sis was sent to the United States by his government to make a film about the 1984 Winter Olympics. The entire Eastern Bloc of Nations ended up boycotting the games, but Peter Sis didn't return to Czechoslovaki as ordered. He was granted asylum and has lived her ever since.
Diane Stanley has written and illustrated many picture book biographies. She is well-known for her art. Now, though, she has turned to writing chapter books and these are beginning to achieve the a similar level of honor.
Read about Diane Stanley and her many award-winning books here, at her web site.
Wendelin Van Draanen
After experiencing tragedy, Wendelin Van Draanen began writing as a sort of therapy. Her writing then took on a life of its own and she began publishing her work. Now, her book Flipped is a major motion picture. To find out all about her life and work visit Wendelin Van Draanen's website.
David Wiesner has written and illustrated three Caldecott Medal award winning books. There is only one other person in history who can claim to match that. Visit Houghton Mifflin's website for David Wiesner where you can read a biography, check out all of David's books, find where David is going, and even color and print a picture from his newest book title.
Jim Aylesworth's first book was published in 1980 and he has been writing and publishing books ever since.
Check out this website to find information about each of his books. There are "Classroom Connections" for many of the titles.
If you enjoy reading Louise Borden's books you will love her website. There are photos and "behind the scenes" information about many of her books on her website.
Be sure to read the background of The Journey to Save Curious George.
Students recognize author Matt Christopher for the amazing number of sports titles he has written. You can read about all of them at his website. The "Bookshelf" section is organized by sport.
Try the "All-Star Trivia Game" in the Fun Stuff section.
You will not meat a more interesting character than Jack Gantos. His life has been full of challenges and adventures.
His website contains information about his books, teachers' guides, bios and pictures, and cool Jack stuff.
Have you ever wondered how authors get ideas for the books they write? Jamie Gilson includes a section on her website about that.
You can also read about her life and books, including a section about her newest works. This website is not large, but it does have the information you will be looking for.
Probably most well-known for his series, Redwall, author Brian Jacques published is first book in 1986.
Biographical information and a list of his published works can be found at this website. The "Links" section of the website includes connections to a number of games sites and fan club pages.
The prestigious author of two John Newbery winning books, Lois Lowry has written more than 3 dozen books throughout her career.
Her website contains the normal biography and bibliography as well as a link to her blog and transcripts of many of her speeches.
Reading Lois Lowry's words on her website and blog makes you think and ponder the possibilities of life...just like reading her books.
Almost every author giving advice about writing starts by saying something like, "Read about what you know." And Katherine Paterson is the example to follow. Much of her life experiences are embedded in her stories. Her website reflects this, as well. Find out lots of information about Katherine Paterson and her books here.
Patricia Polacco has written dozens of books. Her books are often personal stories from her family history. Vist her website to read about these stories and find out where Patricia is going as her author visits take her across the country.
Many students can not get enough of the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series by Rick Riordan. Others loved the "39 Clues" series that Rick Riordan started. Now he is writing a new series called "The Heros of Olympus".
Find out about all of his projects at his website.
Jon Scieszka is one of the funniest people you will ever meet and, of course, his website reflects his wit.
If you can sift through the made-up stuff and determine which things are true you can learn a lot about Jon Scieszka and his books at this website. Be sure to check out his "Guys Read" project at the site, as well.
Jerry Spinelli's website has as many different elements as the many books he has written. Here you can find facts about his books, read where Jerry will be next, and play a game in the "fun stuff" section.
There is even a Forum where students, fans, and aspiring writers can read and respond to each other. Jerry Spinelli has many responses on the forum, as well.
R. L. Stine
Kids love the scary stories written by Ohio native, R. L. Stine. Visit his website and see what's new in his world of writing. There are all kinds of fun things to see at the official website of R. L. Stine. You can even watch a story come to life in the "Rainy Night Theater". Visit his site if you dare!
What's special about Walter Wick's website? Without a doubt it is the "Features" section that includes a look behind the scenes of the many I Spy and Can You See What I See? books. It is fascinating to see the designers and carpenters hard at work creating the scenes that appear in the books. Of course you can also read all about Walter Wicks books and his life.
Jane Yolen's work includes stories in picture books, novels, short stories, poems, and many other types of writing. And her awards are just as varied as her work.
Visit Jane Yolen's website and find the answers to frequently asked questions, read her latest journal entries, or sit back and watch a trailer for some of her latest books.
The section for teachers also has materials for teaching along with interviews and links to websites.