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Do you ever wonder about authors... how they started, how they get ideas for stories or even what their favourite flavour of icecream is? Check out these author websites... you'll probably find answers to some of your questions (and even a fun game or activity, too). Happy searching! Be sure to let me know if this page is missing your favourite author... I'll add them to the list!


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CANADIAN AUTHORS:


Linda Bailey
Andrea Beck (author of Pierre Le Poof and Elliot Moose books)
David Bouchard
Paulette Bourgeois
Laurel Croza
Phoebe Gilman Phoebe Gilman (Scholastic) Phoebe's Autobiography
Hazel Hutchins
Gordon Korman
Robert Munsch (check the author study page in this wiki) Robert Munsch - Scholastic
Ruth Ohi
Kenneth Oppel
Barbara Reid (check the author study page in this wiki)
Kathy Stinson
Melanie Watt Scaredy Squirrel (Scaredy Squirrel's website; click on "About Melanie Watt" to get info about the author of Scaredy Squirrel books, Melanie Watt)
Melanie Watt (article in Parents Canada where she talks about becoming a children's book author and why she started the writing Scaredy Squirrel books) Melanie Watt's Biography - Scaredy Squirrel's Website

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AUTHORS FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD:

Tedd Arnold - Scholastic
Natalie Babbitt (Scholastic author page)
Rebecca Bender - Little Street Studios (illustrates under the name Rebecca Buchanan)
Stan and Jan Berenstain (Berenstain Bears Website)
Sandra Boynton
Jan Brett
Norman Bridwell (author of Clifford the Big Red Dog books; this is the PBS site for Clifford with games, etc.)
Marc Brown
Judy Blume
Eric Carle
Nancy Carlson
Lauren Child (author of Charlie and Lola books) Charlie and Lola
Matt Christopher
Beverly Cleary
Andrew Clements
Lucy Cousins (Maisy Mouse site for kids)
Roald Dahl Roald Dahl - Scholastic Roald Dahl - Activity Village
Tomie DePaola
Anna Dewdney (author of Llama Llama books)
Kate DiCamillo
John R. Erickson (author of the Hank the Cowdog series)
Denise Fleming
Mem Fox
Gail Gibbons
Roger Hargreaves (author of Mr. Men and Little Miss books)
Kevin Henkes
Oliver Jeffers
Crockett Johnson (author of Harold and the Purple Crayon series)
Ezra Jack Keats
Jeff Kinney (author of Wimpy Kid books; this is actually the official Wimpy Kid website)
Jeff Kinney (Scholastic Website)
Suzy Kline (author of Horrible Harry books)
Linda Kranz (author of Only One You, You Be You and Love You When; site has suggested activities for her books)
Helen Lester
Leo Lionni
Eric Litwin (author of Pete the Cat books)
Ethan Long
Lois Lowry Lois Lowry - Scholastic
Bill Martin Jr.
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter Website Little Critter
Megan McDonald (Judy Moody and Stink series)
A.A. Milne - Just Pooh Website (everything Winnie! ...actvities, characters, stories, and more!)
Laura Numeroff
Jane O'Connor - Fancy Nancy Fun & Games
Mary Pope Osborne Magic Tree House Website
Barbara Park (Junie B. Jones books)
Todd Parr
Bill Peet
Lincoln Peirce (author of Big Nate Books) Lincoln Peirce - Harper Collins
Audrey Penn (author of Chester Raccoon books)
Marcus Pfister (author of Rainbow Fish books)
Dav Pilkey
Patricia Polacco
Jack Prelutsky
Peggy Rathmann
H. A. and Margret Rey (this link takes you to the Curious George website - filled with games and clips; click on "About" to learn a bit about creators of these books)
Peter H. Reynolds (author of Ish, The Dot)
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
J. K. Rowling J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter Scholastic site)
Cynthia Rylant
April Pulley Sayre
Judith (Judy) Schachner Skippy Jon Jones Website
Brian Selznick (author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and The Houdini Box - both found in our library)
David Shannon - Simon and Schuster David Shannon - Scholastic
Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss - Scholastic
Judy Sierra
Shel Silverstein
Lemony Snicket (author of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
Jeff Smith (Scholastic's Boneville Site for Kids)
Jerry Spinelli
Mark Teague - Video Interview (Reading Rockets)
Mike Thaler
Nancy Tillman (author of On the Night You Were Born)
Chris Van Allsburg
Rosemary Wells
Walter Wick - check the Walter Wick author study page in this wiki
Mo Willems Mo Willems (Pigeon Books)
Audrey Wood
Jane Yolen

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ASSORTED AUTHOR 'STUFF':

Reading Rockets - Video Interviews with Authors (listing of interviews on video with well known authors)