Author Sites for Grades K-2

Here are links to websites for many great authors who write books for children in kindergarten through second grade.  The authors are organized alphabetically by their last names.  Click on the first letter of the author's last name to search for an author.

A-Z Authors

Arnosky, Jim - nonfiction books about nature and wildlife.

Aylesworth, Jim - folktales and the picture book Old Black Fly.

Brett, Jan - beautifully illustrated picture books including The Mitten, Three Snow Bears, andGingerbread Baby.

Bridwell, Norman - picture books about Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Clifford website (SOUND!)
video interview with Norman Bridwell

Brown, Marc - picture books about Arthur the ardvark.
Arthur website
video interview with Marc Brown

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin - easy readers about a puppy named Biscuit.

Carle, Eric - picture books with collage illustrations including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Grouchy Ladybug, and The Very Quiet Cricket.
video interview with Eric Carle

Carlson, Nancy- picture books including Louann Pig in Making the Team, Harriet's Recital, and It's Going to Be Perfect.

Child, Lauren (SOUND!) - picture books about Charlie and Lola and fiction books about Clarice Bean.

Cronin, Doreen - funny picture books about animals including Click, Clack, Moo, Dooby Dooby Moo, and Diary of a Spider.

Dadey, Debbie - The Bailey School Kids series of fiction books.

dePaola, Tomie - many picture books including those about Strega Nona and Bill and Pete.
video interview with Tomie dePaola

DiCamillo, Kate - Mercy Watson fiction series about a spoiled pig and the picture book Great Joy.

Dillon, Leo and Diane - many African folktales including Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears andWho's in Rabbit's House.

Ehlert, Lois - many beautiful picture books with collage illustrations including Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf,Pie in the Sky, and Eating the Alphabet.
video interview with Lois Ehlert

Fox, Mem - wonderful picture books including Koala Lou, Hattie and the Fox, and Night Noises.

Gibbons, Gail - nonfiction books about many different subjects.
video interview with Gail Gibbons

Hatkoff, Isabella and Craig - nonfiction animal books Owen and Mzee and Knut.
Owen and Mzee website (SOUND!)

Henkes, Kevin - picture books including Kitten's First Full Moon, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, andWemberly Worried.

Jenkins, Steve - nonfiction books with colorful collage illustrations.

Kellogg, Steven - picture books about Pinkerton the Great Dane and many folktales.

Kline, Suzy - fiction series about Herbie Jones, Horrible Harry, Molly, and Song Lee.

Lester, Helen - picture books about Tacky the Penguin.

Lionni, Leo - picture books including Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch.

Martin, Bill Jr. - picture books including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
video interview with Bill Martin Jr.

Numeroff, Laura (SOUND!) - picture books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and If You Give a Moose a Muffin.

Osborne, Mary Pope - Magic Tree House fiction series.

Park, Barbara - Junie B. Jones fiction series.

Polacco, Patricia - picture books with many based on stories about her family including The Keeping Quilt, Meteor!, and Thank You, Mr. Falker.
video interview with Patricia Polacco

Prelutsky, Jack (SOUND!) - funny and touching poetry in many books including Good Sports, The New Kid on the Block, and The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders.
poetry writing with Jack Prelutsky
video interview with Jack Prelutsky

Roy, Ron - fiction books in the A to Z Mystery series.

Schachner, Judy - hilarious books including the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie and books about Skippyjon Jones.

Seuss, Dr. (SOUND!) - funny, rhyming picture books including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Shannon, David - humorous picture books including No, David!, Alice the Fairy, and How I Became a Pirate.
video interview with David Shannon

Silverstein, Shel (SOUND!) - hilarious poetry in books including Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic and Falling Up.

Simon, Seymour - nonfiction books about many different subjects illustrated with beautiful photography.
video interview with Seymour Simon

Steig, William - picture books including Amos & Boris, The Amazing Bone, and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

Teague, Mark - picture books including How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, Poppleton, andDetective LaRue.
video interview with Mark Teague

Van Allsburg, Chris - picture books including The Polar Express, Jumanji, and Probuditi!
video interview with Chris Van Allsburg

Wells, Rosemary - picture books including those about Max and Ruby.
video interview with Rosemary Wells

Wick, Walter - photographer of the I-Spy and Can You See What I See? books.

Wiesner, David - Caldecott-award winning picture books Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam.

Willems, Mo - hilarious picture books about the characters Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny and Piggie and Elephant.
video interview with Mo Willems

Wood, Audrey - picture books including The Napping House, King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, andHeckedy Peg.

Yolen, Jane - picture books including Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, and Piggins and the Royal Wedding.


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