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Sites With Many Authors


  • Aesop's Fables. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.AesopFables.com
    This online version of Aesop's Fables includes the full public domain texts-638 fables. There are images from the Dore illustrations and the beginnings of audio texts.

  • Aesop's Fables Read. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.umass.edu/aesop
    Aesop's Fables, in two versions for each tale, all with illustrations done by students in a computing art class.

  • The Alice Fan Club. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.SimonSaysKids.com/Alice
    The characters in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Alice series endure all these dilemmas-and more. This fan area is your chance to read all about Alice and her friends, make some new friends of your own, and hear from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor herself.

  • American Girls Series. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.americangirl.com/fun.html/
    An American Girl is a unique current girls' series by Valerie Tripp, Janet Beele Shaw, Connie Porter, Susan S. Adler, and Maxine Schur. The series title is American Girls Collection. The American Girls stories are told through the eyes of girls living in different time periods. This site expands on the stories and has a club for fans of American Girls.

  • Animorphs Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://scholastic.com/animorphs/
    The home page for this popular paperback series of young people with the capacity to morph into animals of great power in order to fight alien enemies. Written by K. A. Applegate.

  • The Arthur Page. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://pbskids.org/arthur/
    For Arthur fans everywhere! This site is maintained by PBS and features games and children's art. A very popular site for younger children who love the character created by Marc Brown.

  • Baby-Sitters' Club Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.scholastic.com/annmartin/bsc/index.htm
    What's happening at the Baby-Sitters' Club? Visit this site to learn about the characters and adventures.

  • Berenstain Bears. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.berenstainbears.com
    The official Berenstain Bears site, includes activities and lists of books.

  • Betsy-Tacy Homepage. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Lights/4859/
    Maybe this Web page is the first you have ever heard of the well-loved series about girls growing up in turn-of-the century Minnesota.

  • Children's Storybook Online. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.magickeys.com/books/
    Read lots of exciting stories like "Round Bird Can't Fly," "Grow Your Own Gargoyle," and "The Wumpalump."

  • Come Home to Little House.  Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.littlehousebooks.com/
    This companion site to the original Laura Ingalls Wilder series includes online activities, character descriptions, and more.

  • Fun with Spot. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.funwithspot.com
    Fans of Eric Hill's Spot books will enjoy playing these games and reading the animated versions of some of these books. Shock wave plugin required.

  • The Goosebumps Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://place.scholastic.com/Goosebumps/index.htm
    Enter if you dare! Meet R. L. Stine and the many tales he has created for you in this scary place.

  • Guys Read. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.guysread.com
    Author Jon Scieszka makes suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they want to read.

  • HarperChildrens.com. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.harperchildrens.com/hch/
    A place to do fun things, learn about books, and meet authors. This is an exciting site maintained by HarperCollins for its children's books.

  • Harry Potter. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/home.asp
    Scholastic has created a fun-filled site for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Click on this site and find a trivia game, a pronunciation guide, owl posts and more.

  • Kidsreads.com. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://kidsreads.com/
    This site offers a place for parents and children to explore books and their reviews.

  • Lemony Snicket. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.lemonysnicket.com
    As Lemony Snicket says, this site is filled with "dreadful images," "wretched information," and "unnerving games."

  • Magic School Bus Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://scholastic.com/MagicSchoolBus/home.htm
    What are Ms. Frizzle and her class doing now? This site encourages you to work with many aspects of the Magic School Bus Adventures.

  • Narnia. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.narnia.com
    This elegantly designed site devoted to C. S. Lewis's fantasy classics provides information about the books, the creatures and people of Narnia.

  • Online Adventures of Captain Underpants. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/home.htm
    Scholastic's site for fans of Captain Underpants is not to be missed. Of course, there is a load of "fun stuff" - Click-o-Rama, Professor Poopypants' Name Change-o-Chart 2000, and Make your own Comic. In addition, there is information about the author and the characters.

  • The Peter Rabbit Web Site. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.peterrabbit.com
    The official and definitive site on the world of Beatrix Potter. Potter's favorite characters and other aspects of her work can be viewed at a wide selection of art exhibitions, theatrical performances, displays and local events.

  • Random House Kids. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/
    Explore online with your favorite books and characters; you can even submit your own book reviews for online publication.

  • Seussville. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.seussville.com/seussville/
    The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss's playground in cyberspace. You can play games, chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more!

  • Stories from the Web. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/
    Using story starters or going solo, children can write their own tales, poems or book reviews and hang them in the on-line gallery. Or, read a story from one of your favorite authors.

  • Storyline. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.bookpals.net/storyline
    Enjoy a selection of stories read online by members of the Screen Actors Guild. Files are available for Windows Media, Real Player or Quicktime formats.

  • Treasure Island. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/treasure/>
    An informative site very neatly designed for children by a librarian in Britain. Learn all you can about this novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Web Site. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.eskimo.com/~tiktok/index.html
    Oz first started as a book by Frank L. Baum, then a series of books. The incredible world of Oz is explored in these pages. There is much to know about this wonderful land, and on these pages you will be told quite a lot about it, and helped to find out where to find out more.


  • Louisa May Alcott Web. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.louisamayalcott.org
    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.

  • Jane Austen Information Page. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janeinfo.html
    An electronic text of Pride and Prejudice is available, as is information and links to other sites with details on Jane Austen.

  • Babloo. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.babloo.com/
    Babloo is a multi-lingual and audio-integrated site that includes everything from folk tales to safety and good manners, science activities, and much more.

  • The Brontė Web Site. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/Bronte.html
    This site is from Japan, and offers excellent photographs and links to all kinds of resources on the Brontė family.

  • Julius Caesar. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/caesar/
    This paraphrase of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar is intended as a supplement to the original work. Read it along with the original as an aid to comprehension. This includes a number of links to relevant materials.

  • The Camelot Project. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ub.rug.nl/camelot/
    The Main Menu lists Arthurian characters, symbols, and sites. You may move from any highlighted element to a submenu of basic information, texts, images, and a bibliography about that subject.

  • The Charles Dickens Information Page. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/Dickens.html
    A very complete site from Japan on Charles Dickens, including links to a large number of additional resources.

  • Project Bartleby. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.bartleby.com/index.html
    Featuring 48 authors, this online literature project concentrates mainly on poetry and includes works by Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and Walt Whitman as well as poetry anthologies. Authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, W. E. B. DuBois, Carl Sandburg, and, of course, Herman Melville also are represented.

  • Invisible Ink: Books on Ghosts & Hauntings. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.invink.com
    Read reviews and excerpts of more than 500 ghostly titles from around the world. Learn how to write your own ghost book. Educator pages feature activities using ghost books, where to find ghost stories, and a bibliography.

  • KidzPage. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.veeceet.com
    Opportunity to read poetry from Ogden Nash and other famous poets. Contributions from young readers, too!

  • The Many Faces of Alice. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.dalton.org/ms/alice/
    A fully illustrated (by students at the Dalton School in New York), full-text version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, accompanied by student essays and teaching packet.

  • Shakespeare and the Globe. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.rdg.ac.uk/globe/
    This Web site provides information on the reconstruction of the Globe and an archive on Shakespeare in Performance at the Globe, featuring illustrations and texts on the building of the original Globe, staging at the original Globe, and staging at the New Globe. Check their Quick Guide for help in navigation.

  • Shakespeare for Kids: Activities for Children and Families. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.folger.edu/education/kids/kidshome.asp
    While working puzzles, answering quizzes, and learning new words, the user is learning about Shakespeare, his plays, and Elizabethan England.

  • Shakespeare: Subject to Change. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ciconline.org/broadband
    A look at how words were developed, used, and changed during the printing process of Shakespeare's time. In later years, the advent of film allowed for further changes through interpretation of different actors.

  • Snow White. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/snowwhite.html
    This site examines the Snow White story in text and images over the last 100 years.

  • Timeless Hemingway. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.timelesshemingway.com
    This site offers photos, FAQ's, a family tree, trivia, and links related to this famous American author.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Then and Now. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/
    A site on this work of Harper Lee created by students for a ThinkQuest Project. Most useful for the study of the novel and the film.

  • Mark Twain and His Times. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/
    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.

Individual Author Sites

  • Laurie's Bookshelf. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.writerlady.com
    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.

  • Avi's Home Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.avi-writer.com/
    Avi, author of such stories as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing But the Truth, and The Fighting Ground, answers questions and talks about his books.

  • Haemi Balgassi. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.haemibalgassi.com/
    She is the author of Peacebound Trains and Tao's Sonata.

  • John Bellairs. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.compleatbellairs.com
    Bellairs is the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls and The Curse of the Blue Figurine.

  • Jan Brett's Home Page. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.janbrett.com/
    You'll find everything from trolls to armadillos on this author/illustrator's page. She has created The Mitten, That Hat, Armadillo Rodeo, The Trouble with Trolls, and Berlioz the Bear.

  • Official Eric Carle Web Site. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.eric-carle.com/
    For fans of the famous author/illustrator and his books such as The Very Hungry Catepillar, Do You Want To Be My Friend, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.

  • Beverly Cleary. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.beverlycleary.com
    Learn all about this author and the many characters from her books. Then take a quiz to see how well you know them!

  • Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden, Portland, Oregon. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/kids/cleary.html
    There are sculptures of Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ribsy in a park only a few blocks from the real Klickitat Street!

  • Kristine O'Connell George. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.kristinegeorge.com
    This site promotes poetry and activities involving poetry for children. George also includes information about her life and books.

  • Will Hobbs. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.willhobbsauthor.com
    Hobbs, author of outdoor adventure stories, includes biographical information, a list of books, questions and answers, an online quiz and teaching suggestions for some of his books.

  • Deborah Hopkinson. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.deborahhopkinson.com
    Author of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt and Birdie's Lighthouse.

  • Official Brian Jacques Home Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.redwall.org/dave/jacques.html
    If you're a fan of the Redwall books, here's the site for you! It includes information on the author of Redwall, Mattimeo and The Long Patrol.

  • Jane Kurtz. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.janekurtz.com
    Welcome to the site of the author of Fire on the Mountain and Pulling the Lion's Tale.

  • The Mary E. Lyons Den. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.lyonsdenbooks.com
    Learn about the author who wrote Sorrow's Kitchen and Letters from a Slave Girl.

  • Suse MacDonald. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.create4kids.com/
    Learn about the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book Alphabatics.

  • Ann McGovern. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/mcgovern.html
    Look at actual photos showing the author swimming with sharks and sitting on a camel. She is the author of many books including Lady in the Box and If You Grew Up in Colonial Times.

  • Learning About Jim Murphy. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/murphy.html
    This site should answer your questions about the author of The Great Fire and A Young Patriot as well as offer some special insights into his work.

  • Leslea Newman's Kids Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.lesleakids.com
    Newman is the author of picture books, chapter books, and books for high school students including Heather Has Two Mommies, Cats, Cats, Cats!, and Fat Chance.

  • Laura Numeroff's (very own) Web Site! Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth 
    http://lauranumeroff.com
    Visit Laura Numeroff's Web site to find out about her life, pets, and books. You can also find fun games and activities relating to her books.

  • Katherine Paterson Web Site. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.terabithia.com/
    The official site called Terabithia that explores the work of the author of Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie, and Jacob Have I Loved.

  • Tamora Pierce.  Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.tamora-pierce.com
    Learn about this author's background, her life, and her books in this information-packed Web site.

  • Dav Pilkey. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.pilkey.com/
    Great fun wondering through this site created by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey who wrote The Paperboy, Kat Kong, and Dogzilla.

  • Gary Paulsen. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/paulsen.html
    Here is the author of Hatchet, Dogsong, The Crossing, The Winter Room, and other great reads.

  • Robert Quackenbush. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.rquackenbush.com/
    This site presents the author, his books, school visits, and workshops. His books include Henry Babysits, Sherlock Chick and the Giant Egg Mystery, and the Miss Mallard Mystery Series.

  • Cynthia Leitich Smith Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com
    This official Web site not only includes biographical and bibliographical information but also includes recommended fantasy, horror, and multicultural books by other authors.

  • Janet Stevens. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.janetstevens.com/
    She is the illustrator of To Market, To Market and Gates of the Wind, and she wrote and illustrated From Pictures to Words (A Book About Making a Book).

  • Colin Thompson. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.colinthompson.com
    Australian author/illustrator of wonderful stories like Tower to the Sun.

  • Megan Whalen Turner. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://home.att.net/~mwturner/
    Includes reviews and analysis of this author's Newbery Honor winning book The Thief.

  • David Wiesner - The Art of Visual Storytelling. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth 
    http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/wiesner/home.html
    The wonderful illustrations Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner, author of The Three Pigs, Tuesday and The Night of the Gargoyles among others, come alive in this wonderful site.

  • Learning about Laurence Yep. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/yep.html
    He is the author of many novels set in both China and the United States such as Child of the Owl, Dragonwings, Sweetwater, and Dragon's Gate.

  • Awards for Children's Books. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://ils.unc.edu/award/home1.html
    This project deals with the award origins, criteria, medal descriptions, and award books for Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, it gives more information on the Web for those people who are interested in these award books and other kids' information. This project is limited to Newbery and Caldecott Awards from 1985-1994, although the Newbery and Caldecott Awards started in 1922 and 1938, respectively.

  • The Caldecott Medal Home Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth  Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ala.org/alsc/caldecott.html
    Read about the award books and their illustrators in the Official site. This medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

  • Coretta Scott King Awards. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ala.org/srrt/csking/
    Presented annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year.

  • The Newbery Medal Home Page. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ala.org/alsc/newbery.html
    Read about the best books and their authors in their official site. The award is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

  • The Diary Project. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.diaryproject.com/
    It is a way for young people around the world to share their personal thoughts, feelings, and dreams with one another near and far . . . to ask questions and find answers about growing up at the turn of the 21st century via the Internet.

  • Kid's Space. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.kids-space.org/
    This international site lets kids post their own creative writing, essays, artwork, and musical compositions. "Hop Pop Town" features an assortment of musical games.

  • Midlink Magazine. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/
    MidLink is the virtual space where any student aged 8-18 can be a published author. They prefer classroom projects, sponsored by a teacher, but you can always invite a teacher to sponsor you.

  • Stories from the Web. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/
    Using story starters or going solo, children can write their own tales, poems or book reviews and hang them in the on-line gallery. Or, read a story from one of your favorite authors.

  • Young Writer's Clubhouse. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://realkids.com/home4.htm
    Created by Deborah Morris, the author of the Real Kids, Real Adventures series. This site offers a great deal of sound information and opportunities for young people through writing.


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