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Shiloh Hills Elementary Library: Read Like a Fan!

Miss Marissa Loeb Librarian/Teacher

Jan Brett

Click to go to the world of Jan Brett.  Learn about her books, watch her videos, practice drawing and more!

Carol Carrick

Mrs. Carrick wrote nearly 50 books for children and young adults including a series based on her son Christopher and another one about her son Paul. Her earliest books were illustrated by her late husband Donald Carrick, an acclaimed artist and children’s book illustrator who died 1989. In the past decade Mrs. Carrick had teamed up with her grown son Paul, who also is an artist and book illustrator.

Eric Kimmel

Eric is a master storyteller. Grab your copy and follow along or just sit back and listen to one of his stories!

Eric Reads His Stories

Patricia Polacco

Author Patricia Polacco was born in Lansing, Michigan. Her writing is inspired by her rich Russian, Ukrainian, and Irish cultural heritage. As a child, Polacco struggled to learn to read and learned that she was dyslexic at the age of 14. In her stories, she shares with readers her childhood, her struggles and triumphs in school, and her diverse cultural background.

Children's Author Patricia Polacco – Aurora Public Library District

  • A Video Interview with Patricia Polacco

    In this Reading Rockets resource, students can watch a video interview with Patricia Polacco online or read a transcript of the interview. They can also access a short biography of Polacco and a list of selected children's books she has written.

  • Patricia

    Patricia Polacco's site offers information about Polacco and her books for both teachers and students, including activity ideas for teachers, coloring pages and puzzles, and biographical information.

  • "The Teacher Who Changed Everything"

    A moving piece by Patricia Polacco on a teacher who had a positive influence on her life.

  • Patricia Polacco Author Study

    Start your author study by reading a short biography of Patricia Polacco and choosing some of her books to read .


Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at

Cynthia Rylant Brainpop

Cynthia Rylant Prezi - several links

Cynthia Rylant – HarperCollins

Janet Stevens

About Janet Stevens - Author and Illustrator

A List of Her Books

Janet Stevens ~ February 2 | Hicklebee's

Chris Van Allsburg

A Biography of Chris Van Allsburg

A Video Interview of Chris Van Allsburg

A List of His Books

Chis is the author of many popular books that have been made into award winning books such as The Polar Express, Jumanji, and Zathura. 

Van Allsburg, Chris - Bound to Stay Bound Books


Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.

A Biography of Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen's Website - author of 386 BOOKS!

Jane Yolen Interview (Video) (may contain ads)

The New Fantasy YA Holocaust Novel You Should Read – Kveller