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.
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.
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 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.
A moving piece by Patricia Polacco on a teacher who had a positive influence on her life.
Start your author study by reading a short biography of Patricia Polacco and choosing some of her books to read .
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 CynthiaRylant.com.
Cynthia Rylant Prezi - several links
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.
Jane Yolen's Website - author of 386 BOOKS!
Jane Yolen Interview (Video) (may contain ads)