Writing for Children Workshop: Children's Book Authors and Illustrators on the Web


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The links to these children's book authors and illustrators are varied.  Some are their official websites, when available.  Others are fan sites, publisher sites, biographies, autobiographies, or interviews.

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back Children's Book Authors and Illustrators, A-F

Louisa May Alcott- biography
Lloyd Alexander- biography (N)
Jennifer Armstrong- official author site
Tedd Arnold- official author/ illustrator site
Jim Arnosky- official author/ illustrator site
Mike Artell- official author/illustrator site
Avi- official author site (N)
Amy Axelrod- official author site
Jim Aylesworth-official author site
Mary Azarian-  official illustrator site (C)

Natalie Babbitt- publisher site
Molly Bang- official author/ illustrator site
Lynne Reid Banks- official author site

Joan Bauer- official author site
Ray Bial- official author/photographer site
Judy Blume- official author site
Jan Brett- official author/ illustrator site
Marcia Brown- biographical sketch (C)
Margaret Wise Brown- official site
Virginia Lee Burton- biography (C)
Betsy Byars- official author site (N)


Eric Carle
- official author/ illustrator site
Nancy Carlson- official author/ illus site
Alden Carter- official author site
Mary Casanova- official author site
Judith Caseley- official author/ illus site
Robert Casilla- official illustrator site
Remy Charlip- biography
Chris Cheng- official author site
Beverly Cleary- official author site (N)
Vicki Cobb- official author site
Barbara Cooney- biography (C)
Susan Cooper- official author site (N)
Sharon Creech- official author site
Christopher Paul Curtis- publisher site (N)
Doug Cushman- official author/ illustrator site
Karen Cushman- fan site (N)
Teri Daniels- official author site
Tomie DePaola
- official author/ illus site
Ariane Dewey- official author/ illustrator site
David Diaz- publisher site (C)
Leo and Diane Dillon- interview (C)
Kate DiCamillo- author site (N)
Kate Duke- author/illustrator site
Roger Duvoisin- biography (C)


Ed Emberly- official a/i site (C)


Sid Fleischman- official author site (N)
Mem Fox
 - official author site      
Paula Fox- biography (N)  

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Children's Book Authors and Illustrators, R-V


Chris Raschka- bio- (C)
Ellen Raskin- biography (N)

Peggy Rathmann- off author/ illus site (C)
Dian Curtis Regan- official author site
Faith Ringgold- official author-illustrator site
Bethany Roberts- official author site
Nicole Rubel- official author/ illustrator site
Cynthia Rylant- autobiography (N)


Louis Sachar- official author web site (N)
Allen Say- publisher site (C)
John Schoenherr- brief biography (C)

Brian Selznick- a/i site- (C)
Maurice Sendak-biography (C)
Aaron Shepard- official author site
Marilyn Singer- official author site
Louis Slobodkin- biography (C)
David Small- a/i official site  (C)
Cynthia Leitich Smith- official author site
Greg Leitich Smith- official author site
Elizabeth G. Speare- autobiography (N)
Peter Spier- biography- (C)
Jerry Spinelli- official site (N)
Diane Stanley- official author/illustrator site
Erin E. Stead- official site  
Rebecca Stead - author site
William Steig- official author/ illus site (C)
Janet Stevens- official illustrator site
Dawn Lesley Stewart- official author site
Tanya Lee Stone- official author site
Michael Strickland- official author site


Sims Taback- biography (C)
Hudson Talbott- official author/ illus site
Nikki Tate- official author site
Mildred Taylor- biography (N)
Leslie Tryon- official author/illustrator site



Chris Van Allsburg- official author/illustrator site (C)
Clare Vanderpool- author site- (N)
Joan Marie Verba- official author site
Cynthia Voigt- biography (N)


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Neil Gaiman- author site (N)
Jack Gantos- official web site (N)
Jean Craighead George- off auth site (N)
Kristine O'Connell George- off author site
Mordicai Gerstein- a/i site (C)
Charles Ghigna- official author site
Gail Gibbons- official author/ illustrator site
Valiska Gregory- official author site
Donna Guthrie- official author site

Berta and Elmer Hader- web site (C)

Bruce Hale- official author/ illustrator site
Gail E. Haley- official author/ illus site (C)

Virginia Hamilton- official author site (N)
Kevin Henkes- official author/illustrator site
Karen Hesse- biography (N)
John Himmelman- official author/ illus site
Anna Grossman Hines-off author/illus site
Nonny Hogrogian- web site (C) 
Joan Holub- official author/ illustrator site
Patricia Hubbell- official author site
Lynn Huggins-Cooper- official author site
Trina Schart Hyman- biography (C)

Melissa Iwai- official illustrator site


Jackson, Ellen- official author site
Elizabeth Orton Jones
- biography (C)


Cynthia Kadohata- author site (N)
Ezra Jack Keats- web site (C)
Elisa Kleven- official author/ illustrator site
Michelle Knudsen- official author site
Jackie French Koller- official author site
E. L. Konigsburg- biography (N)
Stephen Krensky- official author site
Beth Krommes- illustrator site (C)
Kathleen Kudlinski- author site
Laura McGee Kvasnosky- off a/i site

Elaine Landau- official author site
Kathryn Lasky-
publisher site
Patricia Lakin- official author site
Robert Lawson- biography (C)
Madeleine L'Engle- official site (N)
C.S. Lewis- fan site
Leo Lionni- publisher site
Arnold Lobel- autobiographical sketch (C)
Lois Lowry- official author site (N)

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Children's Book Authors and Illustrators, W-Z


Rick Walton- official author site
Lynd Ward- biography (C)
April Wayland- official author site
Nancy Werlin- official author site
David Wiesner- publisher site (C)
Hans Wilhelm- official author/ illustrator site
David Wisniewski- publisher site (C)
Audrey Wood- official author site
Douglas Wood- official author site


Jane Yolen- official author site
Ed Young -official site (C)

Jane Breskin Zalben- official author site
Paul O. Zelinsky- web site (C)

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David Macauley- publisher site (C)
Suse MacDonald- official author/ illus site
Patricia MacLachlan- biography (N)
Robert McCloskey- biography (C)
Emily Arnold McCully- biography (C)
Gerald McDermott- off auth/illus.site (C)
Alice McLerran- official author site
Bernard Most- official author/ illustrator site

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor- biography (N)
Evaline Ness- brief biography (C)
John Neufeld- official author site

Laura Numeroff- official author site

Dianne Ochiltree- official author site
Scott O'Dell-  web site (N)

Linda Sue Park- official author site (N)
Katherine Paterson- official author site (N)
Susan Patron- author site (N)
Darcy Pattison- official author site
Gary Paulsen-publisher author page
Shelley Pearsall- official author page
Richard Peck- biography (N)
Lynne Rae Perkins- author site (N)
Maud and Miska Petersham- bio (C)
Dav Pilkey- official author/ illustrator site
Brian Pinkney- biography (C)
Jerry Pinkney- biography (C)
Daniel Pinkwater- official author site
Randall Beth Platt- official author site
Patricia Polacco- official author/ illus site
Phyllis Pollema-Cahill- official illustrator site

Robert Quackenbush- official author site


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Authors and illustrators, please note: 
I'm sorry to say that I currently do not have time to add new web sites to this page.
Hopefully this will change in the future.
All best wishes for your writing success!   Bethany

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