Author/Illustrator Jan Brett, who lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, is known for her colorful illustrations and stories of trolls, hedgehogs and other endearing animal characters. Check out her website for coloring pages and ideas for holiday decorating!
Author/Illustrator Eric Carle, who grew up in Germany and now lives in Massachusetts, uses bright hand painted collages to accent his classic stories for children. Go to his website for information about his more than 40 books and answers to questions kids ask!
Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaola, who lives in a 200 year old renovated barn in New Hampshire, has written and/or illustrated over 200 books. One of his best known characters is Strega Nona. He has received both the Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor Awards.
Wisconsin Author/Illustrator Lois Ehlert saves scraps of fabric, paper & other objects to create vivid collages for her picture books. She writes stories of things she knows and cares about. Visit her website to find out more about her!
Caldecott award winning Author/Illustrator Kevin Henkes, who lives in Wisconsin, writes stories about kids, often disguised as animals. His website has fun activity pages featuring characters from his books!
Fun loving Author Robert Munsch, who lives in Canada, writes stories with silly words and unexpected endings. Other people illustrate his books. Look at his website to read more about him and the books he has written!
Laura Numeroff, author of If you give a mouse a Cookie, If you take a mouse to school and If you take a mouse to the movies and others, has a website that has a biography, information for teachers, students and a Kids Fun! area. You may be surprised to see Laura’s art on the web page.
Author/Illustrator Patricia Polacco lived on a farm in Michigan with her parents and grandparents when she was young. She heard wonderful stories that influenced her writing and drawing many years later. She now lives in California where she writes about meaningful experiences she has had or heard about. On her website you can learn more about her life and her books!
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Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, grew up near a zoo in Massachusetts where he loved hearing the animal noises at night from his bed. He has written and illustrated more than 100 books in which he shares the imaginary animals he has drawn and the rhyming stories he has created. Dr. Seuss died in 1991 but children all over America celebrate his birthday on March 2nd in a program called Read Across America. Visit his website!
Author/Illustrator Rosemary Wells grew up in New Jersey, near the ocean, and started drawing when she was two years old. Now she lives in New York. Her ideas for stories come from things she has observed or something that happened in her family or to her two dogs, who are white Westmoreland Terriers. Often her characters are animals, usually bunnies. Go to her website for some fun activities with her book characters!