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100 Children’s Authors and Illustrators Everyone Should Know

It’s not impossible to list every great author and illustrator of children’s books out there, but it would be an extraordinarily long list! This list is meant to help introduce children and caring adults to 100 creators who are acclaimed in the field of children’s literature and connect kids to thoughtful, engaging, and joyful reading…  learn more

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20 of the Very Best Children's Authors

I love children’s books. Maybe it’s because I’m a teacher now. Or maybe it’s because I didn’t learn to read until age ten. But I am a huge sucker for picture books, early readers, chapter books, etc. I even got my masters in writing books for children and teenagers. But there’s one problem with me…  learn more

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An Incomplete List of Women Writers Who Inspire

In recognition of National Reading Month and National Women’s History Month (both in March), I thought I would make a list. I am limiting it to female writers or strong female characters. When looking at the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Awards, and the Booker Prize, you will notice that the female winners…  learn more

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Carol Hurst's Children's Literature

Carol Hurst's site, in addition to book reviews, integrates books with themes, including math and science, and provides links for professional development.  learn more

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Famous Children Authors

Know about famous children’s authors who have captivated the imagination of millions of kids through their novels, poetry, and stories. This list of famous children’s authors contains names like Aesop, Astrid Lindgren, Castilla Gingrich, Charles Perrault and Dav Pikey.  learn more

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How to write like the best-selling author of all time

With almost 100 mystery novels, each one a cleverly constructed puzzle box of clues, misdirection, and human drama, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. Her eccentric detectives, clever clues, and simplified suspects have stumped countless readers over the last century. So, how did she craft these perfect crimes? Jamie Bernthal dissects the…  learn more

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Jack London Online Collection

Throughout Jack London's relatively short lifetime he wrestled with the environment in extreme climates.  learn more

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Judy Blume

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper.  learn more

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Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain wrestled with cultural environments in the US and abroad. The site of his biography includes historical links, too. And refer to the Twain Quotes site for all the apt remarks you can imagine.  learn more

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Reading Rockets: Children's Books & Authors

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. We bring the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong,…  learn more

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Shel Silverstein

A Guide to the World of Shel Silverstein for parents, educators, librarians – create a Shelebration moment with young readers. Whether you’re reading Shel Silverstein’s poems with your children, using his books to celebrate Poetry Month, or planning a Shelebration event at your home, school, or library, we have the resources you need to engage…  learn more

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The Teacher's Corner: Authors

You will find a list of children's authors.  learn more

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The Teacher's Corner: Jack Prelutsky

Author Study of Jack Prelutsky You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page. Further down, you will find Web Sites. We have a page of Books that you can order directly from Amazon.com!  learn more

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Why did Phillis Wheatley Disappear

TED Talk In 1775, General George Washington received a poem from one of colonial America’s most famous writers. Its verses praised the burgeoning revolution, invoking the goddess of their new nation to aid the general’s cause. But this ode to liberty wasn’t written by some aloof aristocratic admirer. Its author was a young enslaved Black…  learn more