Children's Authors Set 1
The Children's Authors series gives young readers an intimate look at the lives of their favorite writers. Each engaging biography traces an author's childhood, education, and career. Readers will learn what inspired the authors to write and how they came up with story ideas. Clearly-written text and amusing anecdotes provide readers with easy access to the lives of these beloved authors.
- Spring 2019
- Fall 2018
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Biographies, Language Arts|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Children's Authors) – School Library Journal
A straightforward, matter-of-fact biography. After an introduction to “Pioneer Days,” eight double-page chapters cover Wilder’s life from her birth in 1867 to her death in 1957. Each spread features large-print text and a captioned photograph, many in the sepia tones of early photography. A few are a bit faded, lending authenticity. More recent photos are in full-color. Lots of white space enables readers to focus on content and pictures. Words in bold print are defined in the glossary.
Dr Seuss; Charles Schulz (Children's Authors) – School Library Journal
Most youngsters know Schulz and Seuss, if not by name, then by the books and characters they have created. Woods’s titles are attractive in format and readers will learn the meaning of terms such as “scholarship,” “Peabody Award,” “syndicate,” and even “fussbudget.” Glossary words are highlighted in bold letters throughout the texts. Both titles will be useful as more and more classrooms integrate author studies into the curriculum.