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Awesome Authors@ Central Middle School
Unless otherwise noted, these are the official web sites of your favorite authors. Most sites include a biography, summary of books published, works in progress, and other interesting facts. You might sample a chapter of a new book or see family photos of your favorite author.
|Authors A-D||Authors E-J||Authors K-P||Authors Q-Z|
David Almond (Printz Award winner)
Laurie Halse Anderson
David A. Adler (biographies,
author, mystery writer, historical fiction, fantasy)
Lynne Reid Banks
Clive Barker (Arabat
This popular book will soon be made into a movie.
T. A. Barron
You will need Real Audio plug-in to listen to a radio interview.
It is also available in text format.
(Christopher award winner, fiction)
Marion Dane Bauer
(On My Honor)
Tom Birdseye (fiction)
Stories behind the books, reviews, author information.
(Native American storyteller/author)
(Newbery author, realistic fiction, mysteries)
Meg Cabot (Princess
Orson Scott Card
Ask the author a question about writing, interviews with the author, and student papers about his writings are archived on this site.
To listen to the author's greeting, install winapp plug-in.
Eoin Colfer (Artemis
Submit fan art, listen to excerpts from his audiobooks, or sign the guest book.
Listen to an excerpt from her latest books.
The author addresses censorship issues. Read an excerpt from his soon-to-be-published autobiography.
Carl Deuker (sports
Kate DiCamillo (Newbery
(fiction, suspense novels)
Teacher guides are also available at this site.
Includes online interviews and advice to aspiring authors.
Neil Gaiman (2009
Includes a full video reading of his Newbery book, The Graveyard Book.
(humorous fiction, autobiography)
George (Newbery author, fiction, science)
Includes audio, short movie clips, and photos of the author.
Win amp, Quicktime, and Real audio plug-ins required
Includes excerpts from publisher rejection letters , and a sample from his latest book.
Hamilton (Newbery author, Edgar Poe mystery award winner,
historical fiction, folktales)
Includes a photo/film gallery of her tours/road trips
(historic fiction, biography)
(The Clique series)
Daniel Hayes (The
Trouble with Lemons)
Kevin Henkes (Newbery
Will Hobbs (outdoor adventure
View photos of the author's adventure trips.
Kimberly Willis Holt (fiction)
The author explains the inspirations for writing her books. She also includes writing tips for aspiring authors. There are downloadable bookmarks based on her award-winning books.
Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider
Dean Hughes (historical fiction)
Erin Hunter (fantasy)
Brian Jacques (fantasy)
The author of The Red Scarf Girl speaks about her experiences growing up in China.
Diana Wynne Jones (fantasy)
Peg Kehret (realistic fiction)
Includes photographs, booklists, a short biography, and new titles.
Liz Kessler (fantasy)
Great site, quizzes and secret info.
Patrice Kindl (fantasy)
Kathe Koja (realistic fiction)
Gordon Korman (humor, realistic
Jane Kurtz (historic fiction,
Kathryn Lasky (fantasy, historical
Ian Lawrence (realistic fiction)
(award-winner author of mysteries, adventure, historical fiction, world
Visit the Family Photo Album or read the interview "How and Why I Write."
Robert Lipsyte (sports fiction)
Janet Taylor Lisle (Newbery
The author invites you to write reviews of her books. Read a list of books written by this author.
Cynthia Lord (Newbery Award
Lois Lowry (Newbery
author, historical fiction, fiction)
Read speeches that the author has given throughout the country.
Mike Lupica (sports fiction)
Anne McCaffrey (fantasy)
Robin McKinley (fantasy writer)
Preview and read excerpts from her books. Read interviews with the author of Spindle's End.
Carolyn Meyer (historical fiction)
Stephanie Meyer (Twilight series)
Learn about Ben's pet black bear, Buffy.
The author invites you to read her novels set in Africa and England.
Donna Jo Napoli (historical
Garth Nix (fantasy)
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~garthnix/index.html (personal website) See also http://www.abhorsentrilogy.com/abhorsen.html
Kenneth Oppel (fantasy)
Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree
Contains a newsletter with family photos. Learn about her latest books.
Linda Sue Park (Newbery author)
Learn what the latest Newbery winner reads. Look at photos of the author dressed in traditional Korean attire.
Christopher Paolini (Eragon
This new author was 15 when he wrote Book 1 of his Trilogy.
Katherine Paterson (Newbery
author, historical fiction)
Tamora Pierce (fantasy writer)
Learn about upcoming books and author appearances. Read summaries of all of her books.
Philip Pullman (Dark Materials
Jonathan Rand (American Chillers,
Read sample chapters, look at the author's Michigan schedule of appearances.
John Ritter (baseball novelist)
J.K. Rowlings (Harry Potter)
Pam Ryan (fiction,
Ryan offers advice to aspiring writers, provides books reviews, and shares recommended web sites.
Louis Sachar (author of Holes)
Learn more about the author of Holes and his other great books.
Lisa Ann Sandell (historical
Peggy Deitz Shea (multicultural
Learn more about the author of Tangled Threads.
Science fiction and fantasy writer. Sample some of his books by reading excerpts.
Gloria Skurzynski (Virtual War
series, National Park mysteries)
Cynthia Leitch Smith (Rain is not
My Indian Name)
Reader's guide, interviews, "what's new" section, and much, much more.
Roland Smith (realistic fiction)
Activities and games related to the books. Hear a cheerless song about the villain Count Olaf.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Includes excerpts from four of her books.
Jordan Sonnenblick (realistic
Jerry Spinelli (author of Stargirl
Diane Stanley (biographies)
Suzanne Fisher Staples (Middle
This page is under development. Check back frequently.
Megan Whalen Turner
winner, adventure fiction)
Vivian Vande Velde (fantasy)
Denise Vega (check out this new
Book title: Click Here to Find out How I Survived Seventh Grade
Nancy Werlin (Edgar mystery
winner, suspense novels)
Scott Westerfield (sci fi)
Gloria Whelan (Homeless Bird)
Ellen Wittlinger (realistic
Everything you wanted to know about the author.
Jacqueline Woodson (Newbery Honor
Award, Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Jane Yolen (Caldecott,
Nebula (Fantasy) award-winning author, fantasy, poetry, fiction)
Classroom Connect sponsors live chats with young adult authors. Click on Archives to view scripts from previous chats. There are also writing tips for preparing chat questions.
Author Illustrator Links
The Children's Book Council (CBC)
"The CBC provides links to authors and illustrators of children's books who are published by its member publishers and whose Web pages showcase these books."
Meet the Author/Illustrator
The Children's Book Council (CBC)
Each month, the CBC profiles an author or illustrator. The previous months are archived for your reading pleasure.
Scholastic Online Guest Author
Scholastic sponsors live chats with young adult authors. Biographical information is also available.
More about Young Adult Authors
Author and Illustrator Sites
Children's Book Council
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Last Update March 23, 2009 , Designed by Tami Fox, Media Specialist
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