Celebrating Author Birthdays!
The recent birthday commemoration of “Dr. Seuss” made me think about all the wonderful things we can learn about children’s book authors. Take a quick inventory of current favorites in your classroom and then do some web searching for resources. In just a few minutes, I was able to compile this list of web sites or blogs featuring children’s book authors.
Both Ezra Jack Keats and Mem Fox are celebrating birthdays in March, so be sure to have some fun with this in your classroom!
As an added bonus, here’s a tip about a favorite site of mine. The Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac is celebrating its first birthday. This great site features a children’s book each day (ranging from PreK to Secondary level), with wonderful commentary and insights about the chosen book. I guarantee you’ll bookmark this one!