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Note: You will find other valuable resources under Student>Projects>Favorite Authors.

Accelerated Reader Book Lists on QuizList Interactive Includes recommended reading lists by topic by a school librarian, nationally recognized lists (including Newbery), plus all official state reading lists for the previous two years.

ATN Book Lists There are close to 1,000 lists located here from lists by award, by genre, by read alikes, readership targeted lists, specialty lists, values, authors, professional readings, read alouds, themes, and school subjects.

Author Interviews at HarperCollins both children's and adult authors are interviewed here

Authors4Teens links and related resources

Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults portal site

AUTHORS! AUTHORS! Children's book authors and illustrators on the web directory

Bibliocat Click on Book Units on the left-hand side of the page

Bookleads - Wiki of young adult author blogs

Books 'n' Bytes Mystery and science fiction book author information

Children's and Young Adults' Authors & Illustrators HUGE list of resources for authors and illustrators with information broken into categories such as pronunciation guides, bibliographies, author birthdays, and interviews as well as links to individual authors and illustrators.

ClassZone book units from McDougal Littell - primarily middle and high school titles

CML Bibliographies topic specific bibliographies

Collections of Author and Illustrator Information

Doucette Index: K-12 Lesson Ideas for Literature one of the best sites on the Net for lesson plans for children's literature. Search by author or title.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Resources includes a list of recommended picture books, suggestions for sharing picture books with small children, art activities for children to do at home or in the classroom, and information about Eric Carle.

Literature Learning Ladder "Encouraging Active Reading Through Book-Technology Connections"

Literature Lesson Plans click on author's last name or click on appropriate letter of the alphabet

Literature/Reading Activities and Lesson Plans portal site for primarily K-6 but does include some middle school sites as well

Novel Studies portal site for study guides for grades K-12

Oxford University Press Author & Illustrator Information includes Rachel Anderson, Michael Bond, Beverley Cleary, Helen Cresswell, Gilian Cross, Deborah Ellis, Leon Garfield, Diana Wynne-Jones, Astrid Lindgren, Geraldine MacCaughrean, James Riordan, and Jacqueline Wilson.

Reading Strategy of the Month Archives This site is from the Florida Department of Education. The Reading Strategy of the Month changes monthly but is archived and accessed through a link at the bottom of the page. The course offered by the FDE is for Florida teachers only, but the strategies are available to everyone.

Reading Units for grades K-6

Scholastic Author and Illustrator Index "Enrich your author studies with our collection of biographies and interviews with the best-loved authors in children's literature."

S.C.O.R.E. Cyberguides  grades K-12 "are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by which it may be completed, teacher-selected web sites and a rubric, based on California Language Arts Content Standards."

Sequoyah Book Award Includes lists of Best of YA literature including readers' theater scripts that have been created to promote books that are on the lists. Past lists are accessible as well as "Masterlists" for the next year.

Teacher Guides to Intermediate & Middle Literature from TeacherVision

Teachers @ Random is from Random House and here you will find information on authors, illustrators, teachers' guides for novels, thematic indexes, and more on books published by Random, Bantam, Doubleday and Dell.

Vandergrift's Young Adult Literature Page includes pathfinders, bibliographies, and a discussion of topics related to young adult literature

Virtual Author Visits through Skype wiki with information on authors who are willing to Skype.

Wired for Books "For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30-45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show.  Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century."

Created by Linda DeVore

Last Updated Sunday, February 27, 2011