Posts Tagged ‘author websites’
Check out author/illustrator Jan Brett’s website for some fun Mother’s Day activities and coloring pages!
I love the Olivia books! You can imagine how happy I was when I happened upon Ian Falconer’s website devoted to Olivia the Piglet. Learn all about the author (did you know he did costume designs for ballets?) and interact with Olivia through games and coloring pages! Don’t forget to pick up your favorite Olivia book from the library!
Have you read The One and Only Ivan? It is absolutely wonderful. Heartbreaking, but wonderful. I had the chance to hear the author, Katherine Applegate, talk about Ivan last year.
I was just thinking about the book yesterday when I found out that the real Ivan passed away earlier this week at the age of 50.
If you haven’t read it yet or you want to re-read Ivan, you can find the book at the library here.
Also, check out the book’s website to see the book trailer and to learn more at www.theoneandonlyivan.com
The blog Watch. Connect. Read has a ton of great information about the book as well the world of Children’s Literature.
I was re-reading two favorite farm books recently and wanted to share them with you. Not only are these titles delightful, but they have some great websites associated with them.
This weekend I had the chance to hear from and talk to a number of children’s book authors (both local and from around the country) about some of their new and upcoming books! Among them were Augusta Scattergood, Jane O’Connor (best known for Fancy Nancy), Katherine Applegate (her new book is The One and Only Ivan), David Small (his new book is One Cool Friend), Sarah Stewart, and Gordon Korman. It was such a thrill! If you haven’t had a chance to read the work these authors have done, I highly recommend it! Look for their new titles soon!
Well, I have finished the most recent Penderwicks book, The Penderwicks at Pointe Mouette! I have loved getting to know the Penderwick sisters and, secretly, hope there are more adventures to come.
Have you visited Jeanne Birdsall’s website? If you are a fan of Anne of Green Gables or E. Nesbit, you will love this website and all of the quotes she has chosen to include. Get to know the woman behind the Penderwicks here.
I was so fortunate to be able to hear the author Jim Aylesworth speak today! What a terrific author and a wonderful person!
He has written 33 children’s books and is still going!
To find out more about his life and work, check out his website.
Want to read some of his books? See what the Wheaton Public Library has in our collection of Jim Aylesworth!
P.S. His book The Mitten is on the 2012 Master List for the Monarch Award!