Anytime Reading- Must Visit Author Sites!

Andrew Clements 

The author of more than 80 books, including Frindle and Extra Credit!

Madeleine L'Engle

Learn about the author of A Wrinkle in Time and read all her classics!

Sharon Creech

Read Love That Dog and enjoy a twist in how a book is written.  Creech also wrote Walk Two Moons and Ruby Hollar. 

Barbara O'Connor 

Discover what we have in common with the author of Wish and How To Steal A Dog!

Cynthia Lord

Meet the author of Rules. Lord was a school teacher before she became a writer of children's books.

Dan Gutman

Author of The Homework Machine, My Weird School series, and biographies, and more.  You can even read a chapter online to see if you want to read the rest of the book!

Cynthia Rylant

After reading some great stories by one the greatest children's books author, write her and she will write back to you.

Mary Pope Osborne

Enjoy a fiction story with facts about historical events and people when you read this popular hybrid series.

Hank Zipzer

How well do you know Hank Zipzer?  Take a quiz and learn more about this popular series.  Your parents may remember the author, Henry Winkler as The Fonz from the popular TV show Happy Days!

Meet Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse and all the lovable characters in Cleary's books.  Play games involving characters from books!

 

Click on the Kids Only link and you will be able to create your own poems, finish Silvertein's poems, and work on puzzles and games. 

Mem Fox

Check out a Mem Fox book from the classroom library and read along as she reads to you!
This site has excellent information for parents including:
*Tips for reading out loud to your kids
*Stories behind the characters in her books
*Her life as an author

Learn more about the Chinese Zodiac, Grace Lin's inspiration for writing, and look for some creative activities. 

Judy Blume

Find out where Blume gets ideas for her books, including the Fudge series.  Her site is packed with information and activities.
 

Jon Scieszka

Meet the author of the Time Warp Trio Series and The Stinky Cheese Man.

 

Pam Munoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising author Ryan's website.  You can get advice about how to get your writing published!

 

Rick Riordan

Learn more about the popular author of the Percy Jackson series.  If you like this series, Riordan gives a list of other books you may enjoy.
 

Warriors Series

Learn a surprising fact about the 'author' of this popular series!
 

Ridley Pearson

Peter and the Starcatchers book series.   A high sea adventure with pirates and battles!