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- Authors' Calendar: Provides short introductions to the lives and works of hundreds of authors from around the world.
- Alex Haley: Journalist and author of the widely-acclaimed novel Roots.
- Alice Walker: A leading voices among black American women writers who has produced an acclaimed and varied body of work, including poetry, novels, short stories, essays, and criticism.
- Allen Say: Official site of the author of Home of the Brave, El Chino, Grandfather's Journey and Tea with Milk. Includes news, articles, and speeches by the author.
- Amy MacDonald: Biography of the award-winning children's book author, including information about the author, her books, and scheduled school visits.
- Andrea U'Ren: Includes book descriptions, portfolio, and biographical information.
- Ann Herrick: Reviews and synopses of books and stories, information about the author, and links to sites related to writing.
- Ashley Wolff: Children's book author and illustrator provides biographical information and teacher activities, as well as information on scheduling a school visit.
- Audrey Couloumbis: Author's site includes information and sample chapters from recent books; recipes; and idea starters, photos and biographic information for book reports.
- Author Biographies: Students provide very short biographies of their favorite Newbery Award-winning authors.
- Author Search Index on kidsreads.com: Introduces children's authors through author profiles and interviews. Also offers e-mail addresses of select writers.
- Author Webliography: Directory of scholarly sites about classic authors.
- Authors and Illustrators: A part of the Horn Book's Virtual History Exhibit, this site features letters and radio interviews with classic children's writers.
- Authors of Lasting Fame: A brief introduction to authors Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charlotte Bronte, and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber.
- Bill Peet: Tells about the author and his books. Also includes information and games for the classroom.
- Brent R. Schofield: Author of "What The Cat Knows" and "Hairballs And Sticky Things". Features book descriptions and biography.
- Coleen Salley: Promotes children's author and storyteller, providing information about recent publications and booking engagements.
- Colin West: Features the poems and stories of the children's author/illustrator, along with a glimpse into his personal life, photos, and answers to frequently asked questions.
- David Almond: Includes a brief biography of the author, reviews of his books, and a list of awards won.
- Debra Frasier: A brief biography of the author with introductions to her illustrations, including reports from her current studio projects and outdoor adventures.
- Donna Maria: Visit the magical worlds from the books, including the 5 stories about Miss Christmas and the lands visited by the Princess of Colour.
- Elaine Scott: Official website for the non-fiction author. Includes a biography, information about her work, and a schedule of school visits and special events.
- Famous Authors and Their Creations: This Thinkquest Jr. site provides very brief biographies of eight well-known authors.
- From Noah Webster to Merriam-Webster: Tells about the author of America's first dictionary.
- Gale Group: Poet's Corner: Includes biographies of more than 30 poets along with guides to their most popular works.
- Great Writers and Poets: Directory of links to resources for numerous authors, including information on Nobel Prize winners.
- Iain Lawrence: Introduces the author of Lord of the Nutcracker Men and The High Seas Trilogy. Includes biographical sketch, stories from the author's personal life, and photos.
- Jacqueline Harvey: Official site of the children's author of the book, "Code Name Mr Right." Includes a biography, with photographs, as well as special areas for students and teachers.
- Jane Louise Curry: Author of adventure, fantasy, time travel, mystery, and Native American tales for young people. Site includes book chapters, background, illustrations, photos, reviews, and biography.
- Jeanne DuPrau: The official site includes a brief biography and a synopsis of the book, "The City of Ember".
- Jerry Spinelli: Official site at Random House. Includes short biography, book reviews, and awards.
- KLGoing.com: Official site for the author of young adult fiction. Includes biography, FAQ, a synopsis of published works, and contact information.
- Lara M. Zeises: Official site of this author of the young adult novels, Bringing Up the Bones and Contents Under Pressure. Includes a biography, news, and a schedule of appearances.
- Learning About Cynthia Voigt: An 8th-grader shares what she has learned about this popular young adult writer.
- Lives of Girls Who Became Famous: The stories of 19 girls who became famous in their adult life.
- Lois Duncan: A short biography of the award-winning young adult horror writer.
- Lurlene McDaniel: Official website, including biography, book information, appearances, and links.
- Marisabina Russo: Provides personal information about the author, a synopsis of the books she has written, and a schedule of school visits.
- Mary Ann Rodman: Includes a biography, list of books, advice, and a scrapbook.
- Maurice Sendak: Tells about the childhood of the man who created the Wild Things and identifies some of the influences that shaped his writing and artwork.
- Maya Angelou: Novelist and poet who became a national celebrity in 1970 with the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Also San Francisco's first black streetcar conductor.
- Mitali Perkins' Fire Escape: The author reflects on life in the melting pot, offering writing contests, a safe place to discuss immigrant life, book reviews, and other related resources, including her own writing.
- Neil Arksey: Biography, pictures, book information, opinions, competitions, opportunities for dialogue with the author.
- Paul Geraghty: Official site of the children's picture book author and illustrator. Includes a photo gallery, a list of his works and awards, and a schedule of author visits.
- Poultry in Motion: Official site of the authors and illustrators of books for children, Mary Jane and Herm Auch, provides question and answer pages for children and aspiring children's writers and illustrators.
- Richard Brassey: Learn about Brilliant Brits, Nessie, and How to Speak Chimpanzee on the author/illustrator's site. Find animations, games, riddles, and teacher resources.
- Richard Scarsbrook: The official site of the author of the Cheeseburger Subversive and other short stories and poems. Includes a synopsis of his book, readings, endorsements, and a schedule of readings and events.
- Roger J. Green: Includes information about the author and his books, including a full list of books and how he started writing.
- Seymour Simon: Official homepage of the award-winning science author for children. Includes information on the author and his 200+ books, along with science links.
- Sherry Ashworth: Offers book list and author information.
- Sherry Garland: Contains biography, list of books, FAQs, author visit information, and writing tips.
- Simon Cheshire: Personal site of the children's writer who created works such as Totally Unsuitable For Children and the Jeremy Brown spy spoofs. Includes a guide to his life, news, and extracts from his books.
- Simon Rose: Author of science fiction and fantasy novels for children and young adults. Find autobiographical information and a synopsis of some of his books.
- Sonya Sones FAQ: Answers to questions about the author of teen poetry novels including One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, What My Mother Doesn't Know, and Stop Pretending.
- Susan Wojciechowski: Author site, featuring her Beany books, Christmas Miracle, and other works. Information on school visits, and related book activities.
- Tamora Pierce: Official site of the author of the Circle of Magic books, and other popular series. Find a biography of the author, FAQs, and art work.
- Teri Daniels Books: Author of picture books including The Feet in the Gym, Just Enough, G-Rex, and Math Man. Features a biography, photos, activities that relate to her stories, links for young readers, and teacher's guides.
- The Poet's Bookshelf: Biographies of Famous Poets: Gifted students write about the lives of 12 well-known American poets.
- Tomie DePaola: Provides biographical sketch complete with a list of accomplishments, calendar, and pictures.
- Wendelin Van Draanen: (Official site) Dedicated to her Sammy Keyes mystery books. Contains Sammy's song, interview, short book reviews, mystery game, and the author's biography.
- Writers Online: Terence Blacker Questions & Answers: Interview with the novelist and a list of all his children's books, plus an extract from a Ms. Wiz story with suggestions for aspiring young writers.
- Wumpleberries and Gronglenuts: Official site. Profiles a fantasy adventure for children and young adults by Graham Burchell. Learn about the author, and read chapters from the book online.
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