Children's Authors and Illustrators Too Good to Miss: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

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Libraries Unlimited, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages
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Who are today's must-know children's authors and illustrators? McElmeel's ready reference introduces you to some of the hottest new names in children's literature, and reacquaints you with established authors and illustrators who are just now becoming recognized for their contributions to the field. You'll find engaging biographical sketches, photos, selected bibliographies, and lists of resources for 45 authors and illustrators, including Laurie Halse Anderson, Haemi Balgassi, Toni Buzzeo, David Diaz, Kate DiCamillo, Linda Sue Park, Chris Soentpiet, Anastasia Suen, Simms Taback, and many more. This all-new new volume is a current and affordable update to the Popular Authors Series. Students will enjoy using it as a resource for reports and research papers, and librarians will find it a handy reference and collection development tool. A great addition to the elementary school library and to the children's room at the public library. Grades K-6

 

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Contents

Laurie Halse Anderson
1
Tedd Arnold
6
Mary Azarian
11
Haemi Balgassi
17
Fred Bowen
20
Toni Buzzeo
26
Janie Bynum
32
Nancy L Carlson
36
Carol Otis Hurst
129
Barbara Joosse
133
Jackie French Roller
138
Jane Kurtz
143
Loreen Leedy
150
E B Lewis
154
Pat Mora
158
Linda Sue Park
163

Mary Casanova
40
Vicki Cobb
47
Sharon Creech
51
Christopher Paul Curtis
57
Karen Cushman
64
Katie Davis
69
David Diaz
72
Kate DiCamillo
76
Marianne J Dyson
81
Denise Fleming
86
Robert Florczak
90
Debra Frasier
94
Barbara Diamond Goldin
98
Matthew Gollub
104
Dan Gutman
109
Wendy Anderson Halperin
115
Anna Grossnickle Hines
119
Will Hobbs
124
Nicole Rubel
168
Margriet Ruurs
173
Pam Mufioz Ryan
177
April Pulley Sayre
183
David Shannon
187
Judy Sierra
192
Cynthia Leitich Smith
197
Chris Soentpiet
204
Anastasia Suen
210
Simms Taback
215
Deborah Wiles
220
Contact the AuthorsIllustrators
225
Photography Credits
229
Cumulative AuthorIllustrator Index
231
GenreTheme Index
234
General Index
238
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SHARRON L. MCELMEEL is Adjunct Instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Stout, and Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is also is a writer and educational consultant who has built a national reputation in the area of children's literature and is an often-requested conference speaker. She was named Iowa Reading Teacher of the Year in 1987, and in 2003 she received the Iowa Reading Association's State Literacy Award in recognition of her lifelong efforts to build literacy and literature appreciation in the community. In 2004, she was named one of the top ten online educators by Innovative Teaching Newsletter. She maintains a Web site at www.mcelmeel.com.

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