Authors Kids Love

Age Level: 8–9  Grade Level: 3–4

Short biographies of authors popular with children in upper elementary grades. Author Michelle Parker-Rock interviewed some of today’s hottest kids’ authors to create the AUTHORS KIDS LOVE series. The authors talk in detail about the ideas and experiences behind their work, so kids will learn more about the background of their favorite books. All the authors interviewed provided childhood and contemporary photos so that readers will come to understand their favorite authors as people.

  • Great for research reports, supplemental reading or for personal interest
  • Several multicultural authors/themes
  • Authors and illustrators already well known by kids
  • New information on authors from personal interviews
  • Supports the Language Arts curriculum
  • 7 1/2" x 9"
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs
  • Contains a glossary, a bibliography, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2008
  • Series Lexile: 0
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Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada

An Author Kids Love

Michelle Parker-Rock
Alma Flor Ada grew up in Cuba, moving to the United States as a college student. She is the author of over two hundred books for children, many of them in both English and Spanish. ALMA FLOR ADA: AN AUTHOR KIDS LOVE is based on an interview with Alma Flor Ada by Michelle Parker-Rock...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2760-2
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $25.27
Discount Price: $18.95

Bruce Coville

Bruce Coville

An Author Kids Love

Michelle Parker-Rock
Bruce Coville is the well-known children’s author of MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN and close to one hundred other books. BRUCE COVILLE: AN AUTHOR KIDS LOVE is based on an interview with Coville by Michelle Parker-Rock...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2755-8
Binding: Library Ed.
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Bruce Hale

Bruce Hale

An Author Kids Love

Michelle Parker-Rock
Bruce Hale is the much-loved author of the Chet Gecko mysteries, including such titles as FAREWELL, MY LUNCHBOX and THIS GUM FOR HIRE. Michelle Parker-Rock interviewed Hale, and in BRUCE HALE: AN AUTHOR KIDS LOVE, she tells all about Hale’s childhood, his experience with live geckos, and how he became a writer...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2758-9
Binding: Library Ed.
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Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis

An Author Kids Love

Michelle Parker-Rock
Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan, but he drew on his family’s southern background to write the books BUD, NOT BUDDY and THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963. In an interview with Michelle Parker-Rock, Curtis tells how he went from auto worker to full-time author...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3161-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos

An Author Kids Love

Michelle Parker-Rock
Jack Gantos is the popular author of over a dozen books about Rotten Ralph, a mischievous cat, as well as the Jack Henry and Joey Pigza books. In JACK GANTOS: AN AUTHOR KIDS LOVE, based on an interview with Gantos, Michelle Parker-Rock tells all about Gantos’s childhood and his early days as a writer...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2756-5
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Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac

An Author Kids Love

Michelle Parker-Rock
Joseph Bruchac was raised by his grandparents, who ran a general store; his grandfather was part Abenaki Indian. Over time, Bruchac learned about his Native heritage, and it became the basis for his many books for children, including CHILDREN OF THE LONGHOUSE, HIDDEN ROOTS, and EAGLE SONG...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3160-9
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