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You'll find over 100 video interviews with children's book authors here. Check out written interviews with authors and kid reviews of their books here. Find an interesting author and check out a number of books from your library by that author.My family's local library has children's books organized by the author's last name. Sometimes my children and I chose one or two authors and checked out as many books as we could find from the authors. We kept the books for a month and read our favorites many times.
I'm excited to see an interview with Judy Blume. My eight year old son loved her book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
My family also likes Denise Fleming, Jon Scieszda, Bestsy Lewin, Bill Martin Jr., Semour Simon, Steven Kellogg, Rosemary Wells, Jane Yolen, Jack Prelutsky and Mary Pope Osborne from the interviews. We love Dav Pilkey minus his Captain Underpants series. Well my kids may have liked the books, but I'm not a fan.
If you like to get to know authors, you should follow the blog Happy Birthday Author. This blog celebrates different children's book authors on their birthdays. You'll find a ton of information, videos, books, and links to resources about and by the celebrated author.
Have fun getting to know an author and enjoying reading with your children!
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