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Author & Illustrator Study: A Guide to Resources   Tags: children's literature, education, literacy, reading  

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Search the Cheng Library online catalog for books and media. If you need journal articles, go to our Articles & Databases page.


Videos about Authors & Illustrators

Beatrix Potter: Artist, storyteller and countrywoman
Call Number: CMC jB Potter
Documentary film about the life of Beatrix Potter. Produced by Weston Woods.

Good conversation! A talk with Christopher Paul Curtis.
Call Number: CMC jB Curtis
20 minute interview with Newbery Award winning author, Christopher Paul Curtis.

Good conversation! A talk with Eve Bunting
Call Number: CMC jB Bunting
20 minute interview with Caldecott Award winning author, Eve Bunting.


What is an Author or Illustrator Study?

An Author Study researches the life and work of a children's or young adult book author or illustrator.

This guide suggests strategies and resources to help complete this project.

Resources can be found in the Curriculum Materials Center, as well as throughout the Library, or online. Click on the next tab for Online Resources.


Books about Authors and Illustrators

Here's a few of the Library's biographical works on various children's authors and illustrators.

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The boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel grew up to become Dr. Seuss - Kathleen Krull
Call Number: [CMC] jB Seuss
ISBN: 0375822984
Introduces the life of renowned children's author and illustrator Ted Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, focusing on his childhood and youth in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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A girl from Yamhill: A memoir - Beverly Cleary
Call Number: [CMC] jB Cleary
ISBN: 0688078001
Follows the popular children's author from her childhood years in Oregon through high school and into young adulthood, highlighting her family life and her growing interest in writing.

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Talking with Artists - Pat Cummings, Ed.
Call Number: [CMC] j741.642 Tal
ISBN: 0027242455
Two volumes of interviews with famous children's book illustrators, including Lois Ehlert, Chris Van Allsburg, Jerry Pinkney, etc.

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