Authors & Illustrators

News, reviews, interviews, and author profiles of British authors and poets. Interviews with authors/illustrators like Anthony Browne are a special treat.

Ann McGovern.
Look at actual photos showing the author swimming with sharks and sitting on a camel. She is the author of many books including Lady in the Box and If You Grew Up in Colonial Times.

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!

Children’s Literature Web Guide: Authors
Information about children’s authors and illustrators, and their books.

Children’s Literature Web Guide
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.

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!

Colin Thompson.
Australian author/illustrator of wonderful stories like Tower to the Sun.

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.

Gary Paulsen.
Here is the author of Hatchet, Dogsong, The Crossing, The Winter Room, and other great reads.

Haemi Balgassi
She is the author of Peacebound Trains and Tao’s Sonata.

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).

Judy Blume Official Site
This site offers information about the books and life of author, Judy Blume.

Katherine Paterson Web Site.
The official site called Terabithia that explores the work of the author of Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie, and Jacob Have I Loved.

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.

Learning About Jim Murphy.
This site should answer your questions about the author of The Great Fire and A Young Patriot as well as offer some special insights into his work.

Learning about Laurence Yep.
He is the author of many novels set in both China and the United States such as Child of the Owl, Dragonwings, Sweetwater, and Dragon’s Gate.

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.

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.

Redwall Abbey: the official web site of British Author 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.

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 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.

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