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Elementary Reading: Authors


Look for your favorite author or discover a new one. You might find printable coloring pages, games, activities, lesson plans, and information about an author and his or her books. Enjoy!

Local Authors

Favorite Authors of Young Children

  • David Adler
  • Frank Asch: Have you read a Moonbear book by Frank Asch? He has also written many other wonderful children’s books, including novels and nonfiction for kids. Learn more about his books and discover a fun game.
  • Jan Brett: Come into The Mitten or The Hat. Join the Christmas Trolls on a wintery adventure. This is a great page with lots of interactive games, coloring pages and information about her books.
  • Marc Brown: Arthur Series
  • Eric Carle: Find out all kinds of information about Eric Carle and his work. There are lots of parent and teacher ideas for incorporating his books across the curriculum.
  • Lauren Child: Author of Charlie and Lola books.
  • Diane deGroat: Learn about the author and the many children’s books she has written. There are many great printables to pair with Diane deGroat’s holiday books. You’ll find Gilbert and his friends. Have fun!
  • Marla Frazee
  • Kevin Henkes
  • Barbara Joosse
  • Junie B. Jones: Junie B. Jones has her own web page! If you like Junie B., here’s a page of great fun. Junie B. has written you a letter, and there are lots of fun Junie B. Jones games and activities. Check it out.
  • Laurie Keller
  • Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky
  • Mercer Meyer: Join in the fun with Litter Critter as you discover many fun activities. You can learn about the author Mercer Meryer as well.
  • Robert Munsch: If you like Thomas’ Snowsuit or The Paper Bag Princess, here’s the author’s web site. It includes a biography and stories to download of him reading parts of his books. There is also a link to Munsch’s poetry. Munsch encourages fans to send letters and pictures. A great activity if you are doing on author study!
  • Lynn Plourde
  • Seuss Ville: From Green Eggs and Ham to Red Fish, Blue Fish and everything in between, this Dr. Seuss page is the best in Seuss fun. Oh the Places You Will Go when you join the Cat in the Hat for plenty of Seuss adventures.
  • Audrey Wood’s Clubhouse: This page is designed by the author herself. There is lots of information about her books as well as printable coloring and game pages.
  • Jane Yolen

Favorite Authors for Ages 8 & Up

Author Interviews

Reading Rockets Video Interviews Have you ever wanted to sit down and talk to an author or find out what inspired your favorite author to write such great stories? At this link you can watch video interviews of some of the best children’s book authors including Eric Carle, David Shannon, Patricia Polacco, Marc Brown and many more. It’s all free – no subscription required! So start clicking and get inspired!