Avi believes you should read, read, read, and then read some more. We have a LOT of his books in
the library. Read all about him. (You can even find out how he got his name!)
When Judy Blume was a little girl, she was always making up stories in her head. After she grew up,
she decided to try writing down her stories. Now she writes all the time and has become a famous
"When it comes to writing books kids love, nobody does it better."
— Ilene Cooper, Booklist
Beverly Cleary is one of my favorite authors! I love the "Ramona" books and "The Mouse and the
Motorcycle." She has written a lot of wonderful books, and we have many of them in our library.
Read all about her and pick out a book YOU want to read!
Bruce Coville wrote his first story when he was in sixth grade. Now, he feels lucky that he can earn a
living doing what he loves: writing. Check out his website and see how many great books he has
written. Just think--you could become an author, too.
Kate DiCamillo writes wonderful books. These are a few of my favorites: "Because of Winn-Dixie",
"The Tale of Despereaux", and "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." She has also written a
series of early chapter books about a toast-loving pig named Mercy Watson. We have all these books
in the library.
Dragons, space monsters, goblins and insects are some of the characters in Tony DiTerlizzi’s world.
Learn more about this author and illustrator.
John Erickson is a former cowboy and great storyteller. Through the eyes of Hank, a
smelly, smart aleck cowdog, Erickson lets his readers learn all about life on a ranch
with lots of laughs along the way.
"I try to write books that I would have loved to read when I was a child. It is very gratifying to hear
from children that something I wrote touched them, making them laugh or cry, or think and feel
something new.” Give one of her books a try and see what you think.
MEET ALEX RIDER, THE RELUCTANT TEENAGE SPY. If you like excitement, adventure, and scary
escapades, you've GOT to read one of these books. Check one out at our library!
Mrs. Normand REALLY loves dogs, but this series turned her into a cat lover, too. Read the first one
and you'll be hooked!
Author of the Kidnapped series plus some of the 39 Clues books.
Ron Roy says, "The A-Z Mystery series features three smart kids who solve crimes and mysteries.They
are third graders and live near each other. They have hobbies and pets and parents, but what they
love most is a good mystery. Most kids tell me they enjoy reading the 26 books in alphabetical order.
But you can skip around without missing anything. Have fun getting to know these three sly sleuths!"
If you like mysteries, you'll love these books!
Marvin Redpost and Wayside School
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Mrs. Normand loved Jerry Spinelli's book "Maniac Magee." She could NOT put it down. But he wrote
a lot of other great books, too. Read one and see what you think.