Authors & Illustrators on the Web

The Children's Literature Web Guide

Authors A - J | Authors K - P | Authors Q - Z | Other Sources

The Internet has become a great source of information about a great many children's writers and illustrators. The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.

If you don't find an author here, you might want to try some other Internet sources of information about authors and books. Bear in mind though that if you can't find anything about the author online, you may still be able to find something in a library.

[***]indicates an Internet resource that in my opinion is particularly valuable.

Authors A - J

*Jonathan Allen - British illustrator (The Great White Man-Eating Shark) and author/illustrator (Mucky Moose).

*Caroline Arnold - US author of a wide range of nonfiction (African Animals, El Nino).

*Tedd Arnold - The picture book author/illustrator (No Jumping on the Bed!, Green Wilma).

*Mike Artell - Author-illustrator.

*Avi - The award-winning author of Poppy, Beyond the Westen Sea, and many more novels.

*Bruce Balan - Author of the Cyber.kdz series and more.

*Haemi Balgassi - Author of Peacebound Trains and Tae's Sonata.

*L. Frank Baum

*The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Website

*Piglet Press - This publisher of Oz audio books has a site with a great deal of Oz-information, including sound samples from the stories.

*International Wizard of Oz Club

*William Bell - The Canadian author of Forbidden City and River My Friend.

*John Bellairs[***] - The Compleat Bellairs - Summaries, excerpts, and sample artwork from the spooky books of this popular author.

*John Bianchi and Frank B. Edwards: Bungalo Books - Samples and information about the popular and funny book series.

*Liat Binyamini Ariel - An illustrator living in Israel.

*Judy Blume - Author of novels including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.

*Enid Blyton - The creator of Noddy, The Famous Five, and many others.

*Karleen Bradford - The Canadian author of Dragonfire and There Will be Wolves.

*Jan Brett[***] - The author/illustrator of picture books such as The Mitten and Trouble wth Trolls has included some lovely printable ideas and drawings on her website.

*Larry Dane Brimner - An author of picture books and nonfiction.

*Ken and Debby Buchanan

*Betsy Byars - The Newbery award-winner.

*Eric Carle - "The Official Eric Carle Web Site" includes biographical and bibliographical information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

*Nancy Carlson - Creator of such picture books as It's Going to be Perfect! and How to Lose All Your Friends

*Lewis Carroll

*The Lewis Carroll Home Page - A guide to Lewis Carroll resources and documents. Very thorough.

*Fairrosa's Lewis Carroll page - Another approach to Lewis Carroll texts and information compiled by fairrosa, a regular contributor to children's literature discussions on the Net.

*The Many Faces of Alice - A website based on a fourth-grade study of Alice in Wonderland. It includes background information, as well as the complete text of the novel as illustrated by the class!

*A.G. Cascone - The author of young adult thrillers, and other works of horror and humor (not necessarily both in the same book!).

*Margaret Clark - Australian author of the Mango Street and HairRaiser series. She also writes as Lee Striker.

*Beverly Cleary - A fine page, set up by a fan, that features a novel of the month.

*Vicki Cobb - "Vicki Cobb's Kid's Science Page" includes information about the author and her books, and sample science experiments.

*Roald Dahl - Includes biographical information, pictures, and links to other Roald Dahl resources.

*Tomie DePaola - A no-frills website by a fan (who just happens to work for Tomie!)

*Leo and Diane Dillon - Award-winning illustrators of children's books as well as album covers, posters, and more.

*Arthur Conan Doyle - The Sherlock Holmes books

*221B Baker Street - A nicely-designed site featuring stories, pictures, and sounds.

*Sherlockian Holmepage - Sherlock Holmes information, and links to all things related (mystery and science-fiction pages, information from the British Tourist Authority; even information about pipes!)

*Diane Duane and Peter Morwood - Homeward[***] - Fantasy and science fiction writers Diane Duane and Peter Morwood have long maintained this Web site with information about their writing and their lives.

*Lois Duncan - The author of many award-winning young adult suspense novels, including I Know what you Did Last Summer (It's nothing like the movie version). Readers are also reminded of the teaching suggestions for Lois Duncan's Who Killed My Daughter?, elsewhere in these pages.

*Hazel Edwards - Australian author of over 100 books.

*Sylvia Engdahl - The Newbery Honor-winning author of Enchantress from the Stars and Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains.

*Mem Fox[***] - Popular picture book author of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and Koala Lou.

*Evelyn Gallardo - Author and photographer of Among the Orangutans.

*Priscilla Galloway - Author of Truly Grimm Tales and Daedalus and the Minotaur.

*Alan Garner - An "unofficial" website about the British fantasy writer.

*Jean Craighead George - The author of Julie of the Wolves, and My Side of the Mountain.

*Kristine O'Connell George - The author of children's poetry provides poetry-related activities for teachers and young writers.

*Charles Ghigna - The poet and children's writer (aka "Father Goose").

*Morris Gleitzman - The Australian author of novels including Two Weeks with the Queen and Misery Guts.

*Elizabeth Goudge - The British writer who won the 1947 Carnegie Medal for The Little White Horse.

*Andy Griffiths[***] - "An Australian author of crazy books for children."

*James Gurney - Author and illustrator of the Dinotopia children's book series.

*Dan Gutman - Author of many children's books, mostly about sports.

*Virginia Hamilton[***] - The award-winning author of novels including The Planet of Junior Brown and The House of Dies Drear.

*Gary Harbo - An illustrator whose web site provides activities as well as information about his books.

*Christine and David Harris

*Libby Hathorn - The award-winning Australian writer.

*Gerald Hausman - Books of Native American and African-American traditional lore.

*Nathaniel Hawthorne - Information about the author, and the complete texts of many of his writings.

*Daniel Hayes - YA author of books such as The Trouble with Lemons and Eye of the Beholder.

*Stephen J. Hemenway - Author of the Slouch in the Couch series of children's learning books.

*Hergé and Tintin - There are an astounding number of sites with information about Tintin and his creator, Hergé. I can't hope to keep up with them all, but this page seem to link to everything related.

*Anna Grossnickle Hines[***] - A website from the wonderful author/illustrator of picture books for young children.

*Joan Holub - An author and illustrator has of books for young children. Joan has also created another website for a book she illustrated: The 100th Day of School, featuring activities and ideas for celebrating 100 day.

*Ted Hughes' Books for Children - A web page from Germany that discusses The Iron Man and other works.

*Hazel Hutchins - The website of this Canadian children's author contains quizzes, a monthly contest with prizes, background on how she writes and where she gets story ideas, bibliographical and biographical information.

*Joan Irvine - The author of some fine books about how to make pop-up books. There are instructions here to get you started on your first pop-up.

*Ellen Jackson - Advice for other children's writers from the author of Cinder Edna.

*Brian Jacques - Check out this exceptionally thorough Redwall site created by a young fan.

*Tove Jansson - The Moomintroll Home Page.

*Paul Jennings - Popular Australian author of Unreal, The Gizmo, and many others.

*Crockett Johnson - The influential author and illustrator of Harold and the Purple Crayon.

*Diana Wynne Jones - "Chrestomanci Castle" celebrates the author of Howl's Moving Castle and many other novels (my favourite is still Charmed Life).

*William Joyce - One of the most original picture book author/illustrators working today.

Authors K - P . . .

Thursday, October 15, 1998
The Children's Literature Web Guide

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