Last Updated: Oct 1, 2012
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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 electronically.
Use the search box on the top left to see if the Library has any books on the author or illustrator you are researching. If not, try one of these biographical resources.
Something About The Author
Call Number: [CMC-Reference] PN451 .S6
Published since 1971 this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and artists. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, and additional sources. Our online access to the series begins with Volume 200 (2009).
Ninth Book of Junior Authors
Call Number: [CMC] Reference PN1009.A1 N58 2004
Part of a biographical reference series that includes a photograph of the author and a short autobiographical reflection of the author's life and work. The entire series is indexed in this volume.
Here's a few of the Library's biographical works on various children's authors and illustrators.
A girl from Yamhill: A memoir
Call Number: [CMC] jB Cleary
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.
Talking with Artists
Call Number: [CMC] j741.642 Tal
Two volumes of interviews with famous children's book illustrators, including Lois Ehlert, Chris Van Allsburg, Jerry Pinkney, etc.