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Authors' Websites

Authors'  Websites

Many authors have informative, fun websites. These are just a few to look at and enjoy.

Jan Brett Jan Brett's huge site has over 5,000 pages of activities that you can download, plus information about her life and books, such as Hedgie's Surprise and The Hat. There's also a section of classroom help-a-longs.

Eric Carle On this site you'll read about Eric Carle, his many books, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, his art, and how teachers have used his books. You'll also find out about The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, which focuses on the art in children's books.

Cover of Panda Bear, Panda Bear by Eric Carle

Mem Fox Click on different pages in this site to find out about Mem Fox, the author of Possum Magic and many other books, the city of Adelaide in Australia where she lives, and her favorite books.

Gail Gibbons You can find out about Gail Gibbons and her family at this site, read about some of the books she's written, such as Apples, Bats, and Thanksgiving Is..., and play a fact game based on information in her books.

Kevin Henkes At this site, learn more about Kevin Henkes, the author of Chester's Way, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and many other books, and try some fun activities with two of his well-known characters.

Chester's Way Cover

Steve Jenkins Bones, The Beetle Book, and Actual Size are just a few of Steve Jenkins' many science books for young readers. If you're fascinated by easy to read and understand nonfiction books that are beautifully illustrated, you'll want to explore Steve Jenkins' website and learn more about him and his many books. The site has a very nice section on making books, as well as a brief discussion about what science is and a gallery of art his readers have sent to him after reading his books.

Ezra Jack Keats Find out about Ezra Jack Keats, his books, such as The Snowy Day, and his characters at this site. Try the guessing game and see how many of the pictures from his books you can identify.

Kathleen Krull On this site Kathleen Krull, the author of The Lives of the Presidents and other biographies, has a section about herself and information about all her books, as well as links to many other sites that explore the people about whom she's written.

Loreen Leedy Loreen Leedy's site includes her biography, a list of her books, including Measuring Penny, a visit to her studio to see how she works, and some projects that you can try.

Robert Munsch Photos, poems, unpublished stories, and a biography are some of the things you'll find on Robert Munsch's site. You can download audio pages for many of his books, such as Get Out of Bed.

Dav Pilkey You'll feel like you're in one of Dav Pilkey's zany books, like Dogzilla or Captain Underpants, when you enter this site. Games, cartoon drawing lessons, and "boring grown-up stuff" are just some of the many things you'll find here.

Captain Underpants Books

Patricia Polacco You can find a list of Patricia Polacco's many well-known books, such as In Enzo's Splendid Gardens and Mr. Lincoln's Way, information about her life, and lots of fun stuff, like puzzles, quizzes, and bookmarks at this site.

Jon Scieszka A visit to this graphics-based site will help you learn more about Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith and the many books they've worked on together, such as The Stinky Cheese Man. Don't miss the Piksas game.

Judith Viorst Read an interview with Judith Viorst, the author ofAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and many other children's books and poems.

Rosemary Wells Enter the delightful world of Rosemary Wells, the creator of Max and Ruby, Yoko, and many other beloved characters, and find activity and coloring pages, a list of her many books, information about her life and work, and helpful tips for teachers and parents.

Max and Ruby

Mo Willems All you've ever wanted to know about Mo Willems and his beloved characters can be found at his colorful site.It includes games, a blog by Mr. Willems, a video narrated by the pigeon, and an amimated look at the pigeon's "friends."