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Created and Maintained by
Dr. Mary Ellen Van Camp
Copyright © 1997-2007 Mary Ellen Van Camp
All Rights Reserved.

Authors' and Illustrators' Pages

Another Page of
Once Upon A Time ...
A Children's Literature Web Site


Many authors and illustrators of literature for children and adolescents have biographies on the web which give insight into their writing and their lives. Some of them even have their own home pages and web sites. With this list of more than 100 links, the resourceful surfer will find many more pages devoted to the creators of great books for children and adolescents.

Try looking for your favorites.

I've listed a title or two or more for each of the authors and illustrators. Obviously, I have not tried to list all of the their books. A review of the material at the linked sites will provide you with many more titles of other outstanding books by these people.

The books are listed randomly with their authors and illustrators and not in connection with particular web sites. Many of the titles are listed because I use them in my Children's Literature course or recommend them for children at particular ages or grade levels. Some of the books are for young children (ages 3 to 7), while others are only to be used with older children (ages 10 to 14) and particularly those children who are well-experienced with a variety of literature.

If you are unfamiliar with some of these books, do not choose them for young children. It is a commonly-held misconception of Children's Literature that all picture books are for young children. That simply is not true. In fact, it probably never was true.

Verna Aardema
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears;
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

Alma Flor Ada 

Arnold Adoff  Poet
In for Winter, Out for Spring;
Eats; Black is Brown is Tan;
The information about Adoff is located at
a site largely devoted to the work of
Virginia Hamilton (Mrs. Arnold Adoff).

Janet and Allan Ahlberg
The Jolly Postman

Lloyd Alexander

How a Book is Made;
A Medieval Feast

Hans Christian

Tedd Arnold
Green Wilma
Least of All

Jim Arnosky
Gray Boy


The Fighting Ground

Natalie Babbitt 

Tuck Everlasting

Lynne Reid Banks\

The Indian in the Cupboard

Graeme Base


Graeme Base
My Grandma Lives in Gooligulch
The Eleventh Hour

Graeme Base

Byrd Baylor: Poet
I'm in Charge of Celebrations

Byrd Baylor

Fred Bortz


Jan Brett

Berlioz the Bear

The Mitten

Bruce Brooks
Midnight Hour Encores;
The Moves Make the Man

Joseph Bruchac

A Talk With
Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting

The Wall

Fly Away Home;

Someday A Tree;

Smoky Night

Train to Somewhere

Randolph Caldecott

Randolph Caldecott :
The illustrator for whom the Caldecott Awards are named

Randolph Caldecott

Janell Cannon :

The Official Eric Carle Web Site
The Very Quiet Cricket

The Carrick Family
Donald Carrick
Carol Carrick
Paul Carrick

Vicki Cobb 

an author known for her
informational science books

Barbara Cooney
Miss Rumphius

Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

Ruby Holler

Love That Dog

Karen Cushman

Tomie DePaola-1

Tomie de Paola-2


David Diaz
Smoky Night

Newbery Medal

Kate DiCamillo

Leo and Diane Dillon

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears;

Pish, Posh, said Hieronymous Bosch

Tom Feelings
The Middle Passage

Leonard Everett Fisher

Ellis Island:
Gateway to the New World

Paul Fleischman

Sid Fleischman
The Whipping Boy

Heather Forest

The Baker's Dozen

Mem Fox
NIght Noises;
Koala Lou ;
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge;
Possum Magic

Russell Freedman

The Wright Brothers:
How They Invented the Airplane

Susan Gaber:
The Baker's Dozen

Patricia Lee Gauch

Thunder at Gettysburg

Kristine O'Connell George
The Great Frog Race and Other Poems

Little Dog Poems

Toasting Marshmallows

Paul Goble
Star Boy

Buffalo Woman

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Iktomi and the Ducks

Kate Greenaway 

Mother Goose

a British illustrator known for her contributions
to the history
of Children's Literature

Wilhelm Grimm

Jakob Grimm
Kinder und Haus Marchen;
a German philologist
also known for his
contributions to the history of
Children's Literature


Hånsel und Gretel

Virginia Hamilton
The People Could Fly

Joan Holub
Ten Little Ballerinas

Charlotte Huck
Princess Furball

Ted Hughes
The Iron Man

Trina Schart Hyman 

Little Red Riding Hood

The Little Red Riding Hood Project

Rachel Isadora
Ben's Trumpet
At The Crossroads

The Official
Brian Jacques

Susan Jeffers

The Cinderella Project

Carol Reed-Jones

Mavis Jukes\

Like Jake and Me

Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats
The DeGrummond Library at the University of Southern Mississippi
also has this site devoted to Keats' life and work.

Steven Kellogg

How Much Is A Million?

Books by Steven Kellogg

Jane Kurtz
Miro in the
Kingdom of the Sun

Karla Kuskin

Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

Thomas Locker

Where The River Begins

The Mare on the Hill

Family Farm

Sky Tree

Ai-Ling Louie

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China

Lois Lowry\

Number the Stars

The Giver

Suse MacDonald

Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan 

Sarah, Plain and Tall

All The Places to Love

Patricia MacLachlan

Emily Arnold McCully

Mirette on the High Wire;

Black is Brown is Tan

Frederick and Patricia

A. A. Milne
Winnie the Pooh Page

Pat Mora

Nicholasa Mohr

Beverly Naidoo

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


Bridge to Terabithia

The Great Gilly Hopkins


The Crane Wife 

Katherine Paterson

Gary Paulsen

Dav Pilkey
The Paperboy

Andrea Davis Pinkney
Seven Candles for Kwaanza

Brian Pinkney

The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales
of the Supernatural

Seven Candles for Kwaanza

Gloria Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney
In for Winter, Out for Spring;
The Patchwork Quilt
The Talking Eggs

Patricia Polacco


Pink and Say

The Bee Tree

My Ol' Man


Patricia Polacco
Thank You, Mr. Falker

Chicken Sunday

The Keeping Quilt

The Butterfly

Beatrix Potter
The Tale of
Peter Rabbit


(No relation to Harry)

Philip Pullman

TheRuby in
the Smoke

Robert Quackenbush 


Doreen Rappaport

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin's Big Words:  The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peggy Rathmann
Officer Buckle
and Gloria

Peggy Rathmanm

J. K. Rowling

A Collection of Harry Potter links

Cynthia Rylant
The Relatives Came

Allen Say

Grandfather's Journey

Tea With Milk


Ian Schoenherr

John Schoenherr

Jon Scieszka
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Math Curse

Science Verse

Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat

Seymour Simon

Children's Science Books

Our Solar System

Gloria Skurzynski


The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Lane Smith
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
The Stinky Cheese Man and
Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Elizabeth George Speare

The Sign of the Beaver

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

William Steig

Janet Stevens
Tops and Bottoms
How the Manx Cat Lost Its Tail

Simms Taback Joseph Had A Little Overcoat
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Mildred D. Taylor

Roll of Thunder,
Hear My Cry

The Land

Tasha Tudor

Chris Van Allsburg

The Z Was Zapped

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick 


The Polar Express

Julie Vivas

Possum Magic

Our Granny

Cynthia Voigt


Dicey's Song

Cynthia Voigt

Seventeen Against the Dealer

The Runner

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prarie

One of the
Caldecott Honor Books
for 2004

Don't Let the Pigeon
Drive the Bus!

written and
 illustrated by
Mo Willems

Tad Williams

Tailchaser's Song
for older readers

Mike Wimmer
Flight: The Story of Charles Lindbergh
All the Places to Love


Audrey Wood and
Don Wood

The Napping House

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

Jane Yolen

Owl Moon

Ed Young
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China

Paul O. Zelinsky
Hansel and Gretel
Swamp Angel

Charlotte Zolotow

William's Doll

Charlotte Zolotow
a site created by Charlotte's daughter, Crescent Dragonwagon

Books by Charlotte Zolotow

Lisbeth Zwerger

Little Red Cap

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This Children's Literature web site was created March 6, 1997.

This page was created March 14, 1997

and last revised on January 7, 2007.

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