children authorsJust like many of us, authors and illustrators have websites and/or blogs. These virtual portals can add to a child’s experience with a book and bring it to life in new ways.

Although each site varies, you are likely to find games or activities related to a book or series; information about author/illustrator programs or an email address for writing to an author; biographical information about the author/illustrator; and background information about the book itself.

See also Author and Illustrator Interviews

Author Websites and Blogs

Adoff, Arnold
Adler, David A.
Alexander, Sue
Anderson, Hans Christian
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Arnold, Tedd
Arnosky, Jim
Asch, Frank
Barron, T. A.
Becker, Bonnie
Blume, Judy
Brett, Jan
Buzzeo, Toni
Carlson, Nancy
Choldenko, Gennifer Gennifer is the author of the “Al Capone” series for middle grade readers
Christlow, Eileen Picture book author and illustrator Eileen Christlow has lots of little niches on her site
Cleary, Beverly
Cobb, Vicki There are lots of activities and videos that complement Vicki’s “We Dare You” series
Codell, Esmé Raji
Coville, Bruce
Creech, Sharon
Davis, Katie
DePaola, Tomie
DiPucchio, Kelly
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Fitzmaurice, Kathryn (The Year the Swallows Came Early)
Fleming, Denise
Fox, Mem
Frasier, Debra
Gaiman, Neil Official Neil Gaiman Website for Young Readers – video collection with book trailers
George, Kristine O’Connell
Green, Tim
Grimes, Nikki
Gutman, Dan
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, children’s poet
Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator of Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (and others)
Keller, Laurie
Kinney, Jeff, author/illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Kirk, Daniel Download CDs of the songs that go with Kirk’s poetry books.
Krosoczka, Jarrett J., author/illustrator of the Fly Guy and Lunchlady series
Krull, Kathleen
Leedy, Loreen
Lewis, J Patrick, children’s poet
Lyons, Maggie, author of Vin and the Dorky Duet (link to author interview on Lowcountry Live)
MacDonald, Suse
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
McCarthy, Meghan McCarthy
McDonald, Megan
Munsch, Robert
Numeroff, Laura, author of the If You Give a … series
Palatini, Margie
Park, Barbara
Patterson, James, author and creator of Read Kiddo Read
Pfeffer, Wendy
Pilkey, Dav, author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series
Prelutsky, Jack, children’s poet
Pulver, Robin
Rex, Adam
Reynolds, Peter H.
Riordan, Rick
Rowling, J. K.see also J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Website (on Scholastic)
Sabuda, Robert
Sayre, April Pulley
Shepard, Aaron
Silverstein, Shel
Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Snicket, Lemony
Spinelli, Jerry
Stevens, Janet
Van Allsburg, Chris
Wood, Audrey
Woodson, Jacqueline
Yolen, Jane


Illustrator Websites and Blogs

Brett, Jan on The Easter Egg
Carle, Eric
DePaola, Tomie
Henkes, Kevin
Jenkins, Steve
Kinney, Jeff
Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
Sabuda, Robert
Silverstein, Shel
Whitfield-Holt, Kim
Van Allsburg, Chris
Willems, Mo see also The Pigeon Presents

see also Author and Illustrator Interviews