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A.A. Milne
These delightful books include When We Were Very Young (1924), Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), Now We Are Six (1927), and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Not only Christopher Robin himself, with his stuffed bear Winnie-the-Pooh and their constant companion Piglet, but also Kanga and Roo, Eeyore the donkey, the kittenish Tigger, Rabbit, and Owl—all the fanciful characters created by Milne—are beloved by both children and adults.
Allan AhlbergIn these collections Allan cleverly brings to life the classroom setting and all-too-familiar situations: never ending projects, reading tests, quarrels, friendships, excuses and especially, 'Please, Sir, it isn't fair!'
Dav's Story: The Almost Completely True Adventures of Dav PilkeyAfter setting the school's all-time record for the amount of time spent in the principal's office, Dav was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe hyperactivity.
Gary PaulsenPaulsen is a master storyteller who has written more than 175 books and some 200 articles and short stories for children and adults. He is one of the most important writers of young adult literature today and three of his novels--Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room--were Newbery Honor Books.
Jan Brett--Author StudyJan Brett's books and Internet Web site will be used to integrate English language arts, science, social studies and technology/computer skills in this lesson. Students will prepare and participate in a class multimedia presentation.
Mary Pope OsborneNow she is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.
Audrey Wood Clubhouse Meet Audrey Wood and 6 Award Winning Children's Book Creators. Join in activities with Audrey Wood! Discover how picture books are written and illustrated.
Author SpotlightWelcome to the Author Spotlight! Each Author Spotlight includes book summaries, author articles and biographies, classroom connections, Internet links,and an interview.
Betsy Byars--Author StudyThis article by Carol Otis Hurst first appeared in the October 1996 Issue of Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Newsletter.
Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary seems to be a creative person who enjoys children and likes writing about childhood.
Beverly Cleary She would become one of this century's most popular writers for children, but you would never have guessed it to look at her sitting in the row against the blackboard with all the boys. She was the only girl assigned to the "blackbird"reading group, the lowest in that Portland, Oregon, first grade.
Beverly Cleary: Teacher Resource File
Calendars/Author's BirthdaysUse these monthly calendars as your computer background. To set a calendar as your computer background follow these simple instructions:
Children's Book Authors Who Visit SchoolsThis page merely lists links to the web sites of children's book authors who visit schools. The host of this page has no further information. To learn more about the authors and their school visits, follow the links and use the method each author specifies on their page to make contact.
Chris Van AllsburgCheck out our interview with Chris Van Allsburg, conducted by children's book critic Stephanie Loer. Thanks to all the students, teachers, and fans who sent such great questions to us!
Eric CarleOne of the most prolific and influential creators of children's picture books is Eric Carle.
Gary PaulsenWrites award-winning survival stories and he does it as good as anyone in the business. But the best of his survival tales is his own, the one you find spread through his books.
Graeme Base (Biography)
Jan BrettUsing Jan Brett's Postcards to collect data, work with an Excel spreadsheet, create graphs, and interpret graphs. It's in the Piggybacks section of my Activity Pages.
Jan Brett Author StudyExplore many of Jan Brett's books.
Jan Brett's Home Page
Jean FritzFor our author study this quarter, let's look at the work of Jean Fritz.
Jim Treleaseraduate of the University of Massachusetts ('63) and native of New Jersey (Union and North Plainfield), Jim Trelease was for 20 years an award- winning artist and journalist.
John PetersonIf you're a fan of The Littles, John Peterson's classic series of children's books about the adventures of a family of tiny folks with tails who live in the walls of a big family's home, you've come to the right place!
Katherine PatersonMeeting Katherine Paterson is a delight. She is unpretentious, vivacious, very funny and interested in almost everything.
Pat HutchinsLet's take a look at Pat Hutchins and her work.
Picture Book Authors and IllustratorsGuided Tour of Picture Book Authors' and Illustrators' Websites
Tell Me More! The Internet has become a great source of information about a great many children's writers and illustrators. The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.
The Author PageThis is where you can learn about some of your favorite authors, plus read their answers to questions that kids like you asked.
The Guild Authors & Illustrators Extensive list of authors.
The Official Eric Carle Web Site
The Roald Dahl Book Talk
Unofficial Beverly Cleary Home PageThe Beverly Cleary Home Page was designed to be a comprehensive source of information about the award-winning children's author and her books.
Wilson Rawls
Zilpha Keatley Snyder



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