Authors and Illustrators Online
Just 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
Adler, David A.
Anderson, Hans Christian
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Barron, T. A.
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
Cobb, Vicki There are lots of activities and videos that complement Vicki’s “We Dare You” series
Codell, Esmé Raji
Fitzmaurice, Kathryn (The Year the Swallows Came Early)
Gaiman, Neil Official Neil Gaiman Website for Young Readers – video collection with book trailers
George, Kristine O’Connell
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, children’s poet
Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator of Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (and others)
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
Lewis, J Patrick, children’s poet
Lyons, Maggie, author of Vin and the Dorky Duet (link to author interview on Lowcountry Live)
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
McCarthy, Meghan McCarthy
Numeroff, Laura, author of the If You Give a … series
Patterson, James, author and creator of Read Kiddo Read
Pilkey, Dav, author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series
Prelutsky, Jack, children’s poet
Reynolds, Peter H.
Rowling, J. K.see also J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Website (on Scholastic)
Sayre, April Pulley
Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Van Allsburg, Chris
Illustrator Websites and Blogs
Brett, Jan on The Easter Egg
Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
Van Allsburg, Chris
Willems, Mo see also The Pigeon Presents
see also Author and Illustrator Interviews