During her 18 years as a middle school teacher, Susan Campbell Bartoletti challenged herself as a writer by completing assignments along with her students. Today, Bartoletti aims to provide her audien...Show More
As a child, Shannon Hale began writing books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine. As an adult, her re-tellings and riffs on fairy tales, reach a new generation of kids less familiar with...Show More
The author of 100 Best Books for Children and 500 Great Books for Teens, Anita Silvey has devoted 35 years to promoting books that inspire children to become enthusiastic, lifelong readers.
Deborah Heiligman writes fiction and nonfiction for kids of all ages. She's published more than 26 books exploring topics as diverse as religious celebrations around the world, babies, and honeybees.
Elliott grew up just outside D.C., and came of age during the Vietnam War protests and Watergate, so she was very aware of history in the making. But her love of history came from listening to elderly...Show More
Sherri Smith writes novels that feature strong female protagonists dealing with issues of racial and ethnic identity. One critic described her work as a gumbo of cultural collisions and discoveries.
Lois Lowry is the highly acclaimed author of more than 30 books for young people. Over the years, she has received numerous awards, including two Newbery Medals. Lowry has written such a wide range of...Show More
Jack Gantos' interesting life has provided the raw material for many of his books. The Jack Henry middle-grade fiction series was based on Gantos' own adventures as a boy, and the award-winning Joey P...Show More