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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.
A girl from Yamhill: A memoir by
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 by
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.