Who are today's must-know children's authors and illustrators? McElmeel's ready reference introduces you to some of the hottest new names in children's literature, and reacquaints you with established authors and illustrators who are just now becoming recognized for their contributions to the field. You'll find engaging biographical sketches, photos, selected bibliographies, and lists of resources for 45 authors and illustrators, including Laurie Halse Anderson, Haemi Balgassi, Toni Buzzeo, David Diaz, Kate DiCamillo, Linda Sue Park, Chris Soentpiet, Anastasia Suen, Simms Taback, and many more. This all-new new volume is a current and affordable update to the Popular Authors Series. Students will enjoy using it as a resource for reports and research papers, and librarians will find it a handy reference and collection development tool. A great addition to the elementary school library and to the children's room at the public library. Grades K-6
SHARRON L. MCELMEEL is Adjunct Instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Stout, and Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is also is a writer and educational consultant who has built a national reputation in the area of children's literature and is an often-requested conference speaker. She was named Iowa Reading Teacher of the Year in 1987, and in 2003 she received the Iowa Reading Association's State Literacy Award in recognition of her lifelong efforts to build literacy and literature appreciation in the community. In 2004, she was named one of the top ten online educators by Innovative Teaching Newsletter. She maintains a Web site at www.mcelmeel.com.
Preface Introduction Laurie Halse Anderson; Tedd Arnold; Mary Azarian; Haemi Balgassi; Fred Bowen; Toni Buzzeo; Janie Bynum; Nancy L. Carlson; Mary Casanova; Vicki Cobb; Sharon Creech; Christopher Paul Curtis; Karen Cushman; Katie Davis; David Diaz; Kate DiCamillo; Marianne J. Dyson; Denise Fleming; Robert Florczak; Debra Frasier; Barbara Diamond Goldin; Matthew Gollub; Dan Gutman; Wendy Halperin; Anna Grossnickle Hines; Will Hobbs; Carol Otis Hurst; Barbara Joosse; Jackie French Koller; Jane Kurtz; Loreen Leedy; E. B. Lewis; Pat Mora; Linda Sue Park; Nicole Rubel; Margriet Ruurs; Pam Munoz Ryan; April Pulley Sayre; David Shannon; Judy Sierra; Cynthia Leitich Smith; Chris Soentpiet; Anastasia Suen; Simms Taback; Deborah Wiles Appendix Contact the Author/Illustrator Photography Credits Cumulative Author/Illustrator Index Genre/Theme Index General Index About the Author