This biography introduces readers to Tony DiTerlizzi, co-creator and illustrator of the incredibly popular Spiderwick Chronicles series. Readers will learn about DiTerlizzi's childhood in Florida and his current family life in Massachusetts, his early interest in nature and drawing, his experience working on Dungeons & Dragons, the real-life inspiration for some of his picture book stories such as Ted, as well as his latest projects, which include writing The Search for WondLa, the first in new novel trilogy. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight DiTerlizzi's childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and his beloved works.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF029010, JNF063000, JNF007030|
|Subject||Arts, Crafts & Makerspace, Biographies|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.7|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||150203|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Children's Illustrators Set 2 – School Library Journal
Clearly written and well-organized introductions to notable authors and illustrators. Children will enjoy learning about the childhoods of these creators, and the books have enough information to be enlightening, but not so much as to be overwhelming. “Elements of Art” boxes add interest and visual appeal. These titles will be of use for reports and author/illustrator studies, and their size, length, content, and design will appeal to children who are interested in the people behind the books they enjoy.