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AmericanGirl - Activities and games centered around the American Girl dolls and books. Includes Pleasant Company catalog and shopping.
The Arthur Page - Quizzes, coloring pages, and activities featuring "Arthur" characters found in popular books and shows.
Avi's Home Page - Author's website. Find out about any of his books or ask him questions about his work.
The BookHive - Booklists with short annotations, arranged by age level and subject.
CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Childrens Book Awards - The Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal are awarded for outstanding writing and illustration, respectively, in books for children and young people. Young readers can watch, listen and read notable authors discussing children and young adult titles.
Clifford - Clifford the Big Red Dog stars in fun activities.
Curious George Games and Fun - Print out fun puzzles and coloring sheets featuring Curious George. Includes teacher and librarian activities too.
David Wiesner - The Art of Visual Storytelling - See award winning author/illustrator David Wiesner's floating frogs and find out how he designs his books.
A Europe of Tales - This is a web site of European myths and legends for children. The site is available in eight different languages, including English and French.
Fun with Spot - Fans of Eric Hills Spot books will enjoy playing these games and reading the animated versions of some of these books.
Giggle Poetry - Try out tongue twisters, rhyming games, and poetry plays, to do alone or with a friend. Based on Bruce Lansky's funny poems.
Harry Potter - ALA 2001 Notable Children's Web Site. "Fun site for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Click on this site and find a trivia game, a pronunciation guide...and more."
J. K. Rowling Official Site - Rummage through the messy desk of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling--with her permission! Pick a flag to select a language, then click away--but beware the Dark Mark!
Jack Prelutsky - Explore the wacky and inventive poetry of Jack Prelutsky, the first Childrens Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
Jan Brett's Home Page - Diverse site full of Jan Brett's artwork, including coloring pages, cards to print out and postcards to e-mail
Janet Stevens - Author/illustrator Janet Stevens explains her creative process using examples from her works. Includes books, awards and biographical information.
Judy Blume's Home Base - The official web site for popular children's author Judy Blume includes a short biography, interviews with her, information about her books, and more.
Junie B. Jones - For fans of Junie B., find on-screen and printable activities, information about the author and the books, and other reading suggestions.
Katherine Paterson Official Web Site - Find out about Katherine Paterson's life, her books, and her many awards.
Kid's Corner - The University of Pennsylvania's WXPN radio website for children. Recommended reading also included.
Kristine OConnell George - Give it 1/5 Give it 2/5 Give it 3/5 Give it 4/5 Give it 5/5 Average: 3.5 (2 votes) Launch Site More like this: Authors & Illustrators Appropriate for Elementary aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
Laura Numeroff's (very own) Web Site - Picture book author's website that includes lists of books, printable coloring pages, autobiographical information, and teaching activities.
Laurie Halse Anderson - The author of acclaimed novels Speak and Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson, has created pages about her life, works and her own teen read and web site recommendations.
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun - Give your vocabulary a workout with Hangman, word searches, memory games and quizzes.
Lemony Snicket - Do Not Enter! This site is very unpleasant! All about Lemony Snicket and his books. For children ages 8 and up.
Los Bloguitos - The Little Blog, or los bloguitos, is a web log for young boys and girls who speak and read Spanish. Here they will find stories, poems, rhymes, pictures, and much more. Los Bloguitos es un blog para niños y niñas que hablan y leen español. Encontrarás cuentos, poesías, adivinanzas, dibujos y mucho más.
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House - Who was born on the 333rd day of the year, has had books on the bestseller list more than 100 years after her death, and has a crater on Venus named after her? Excellent collection of resources on this treasured author of Little Women.
Mark Rwain and His Times - This site focuses on how “Mark Twain” and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated. The goal is to allow readers, scholars, students, and teachers to see what Mark Twain and others from his times said about each other, in ways that can speak to us today.
Miscositas - Online stories with pictures from Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Materials available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.
Mo Willems - Play games, print coloring pages, learn more about pigeon's pals, and find more books by author Mo Willems.
Nikki Grimes: Poet/Author - Personal, inspirational information about this popular African-American author. Includes her books, awards, and tips on writing.
Nourish Interactive in Spanish - A fun site to learn about nutrition with interesting games for kids and interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators. Aprenda sobre la nutrición con juegos divertidos para niños. Incluye consejos sobre la nutrición para los padres y educadores también.
Official Brian Jacques Home Page - Official website of British author features information and links for "Redwall" series and other fantasy titles.
Official Robert Munsch Website - Everything you need to know about the children’s author, Robert Munsch, from past class visits to unpublished works, you can find it all here. Includes many stories and poems that may be read or listened to online.
Online Adventures of Captain Underpants - ALA 2001 Notable Children's Web Site. Connects to popular Scholastic series, including Captain Underpants, Harry Potter, and more. "In addition there is information about the author and characters."
Pilkey's Web Site O' Fun! - Home page of the author of "Captain Underpants." Has jokes, riddles, games, printable and on-screen activities, all with Dav Pilkey's sense of humor
Professor Garfield - Professor Garfield is an interactive learning portal full of educational games and activities for children. It was designed to by teachers to enhance and support classroom learning in new and innovative ways.
RIF Reading Planet - Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry – this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.
Roalddahl.com - A busy, quirky site with games, information and quizzes based on popular author Roald Dahl's life and books.
Shakespeare for Kids: Activities for Children and Families - While working puzzles, answering quizzes, and learning new words, the user is learning about Shakespeare, his plays, and Elizabethan England.
Shel Silberstein - Listen to the author read his hilarious poems aloud accompanied by animated cartoons, make a bookmark, and download puzzles and more fun in a classroom poetry kit.
starfall - Learn words and sounds by playing fun games for beginning readers.
Storyplace en Espanol - StoryPlace es una biblioteca digital de los niños que ofrece cuentos y actividades. StoryPlace is a digital library featuring children's stories and activities.
Tamora Pierce - Learn about this authors background, her life, and her books in this information-packed Web site.
We Give Books - We Give Books enables children to read a book online and after doing so, a physical book will be donated to a child in need through literacy programs around the world. Created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation, it combines the promotion of literacy, both to the child reading online and the giving of books, and the concept of giving.
The World of Beverly Cleary - Fun details about all her favorite book characters, along with quizzes, a neighborhood map, and activities.
World of Peter Rabbit - If you love Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit, visit this site for stories, video clips and games about her characters
The World Of Rosemary Wells - Information and activities about author Rosemary Wells and her books.
YourDictionary - Provides an easy-to-use search engine for words and the results are quite detailed. Also offers 400 different language dictionaries.