Recommendation Needed - Good children's book author

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  1. lindsaybelle

    lindsaybelle New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010

    Hi all,

    I am a graduate student in a Childhood Education program. I need to do an author study for my developmental reading class, where I write a report on a Children's book author Can anyone recommend a good author? Preferably geared towards 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade.

    Thanks!

    Lindsay
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Patricia Polacco
    Dr Seuss
    Kevin Henkes
    Robert Munsch
    Jan Brett

    ...just to name a few...
     
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    I would say Eric Carle also, his books have such great illustrations :)

    and
    Jane O'Connor (fancy nancy)
    Shel Silverstein for his poetry
    or Lois Ehlert, great illustrations
    Jerry Pollata\
    H A Rey, ( curious George)
     
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    I did a paper/presentation on Laura Numeroff. She writes the "If you give a ... " books.
     
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    Look to your state frameworks- they should have suggested authors
     
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    Ditto on these, as well as offering the suggestion of looking at Jan Brett's web site.
     
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    I love love LOVE Kevin Henkes. His books are so funny. I just finished an author study on him in my classroom.
     
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    Eric Carle is awesome, and there are many projects to do activities with after you read some of his books together! He has a ton and kids lovelovelove him.
     
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    Mem Fox
     
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    after you pick your author

    When I do author studies or need author info I go to the scholastic site because they have loads of info as well as many authors who have been interviewed by students on line. It's fun to see what kinds of questions are on the minds of young students.

    http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/ab/biolist.htm
     

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