November is packed with literary celebrations (November 13-19 is Children's Book Week), so why not honor the
written word all month long? If you need a place to start, check out these
children's authors -- they're among the best in the biz.
K. A. Applegate
Find everything Applegate -- and "Animorphs" -- at Scholastic's official site.
Ann M. Martin
This site, another official one from Scholastic, offers weekly
updates from the author plus the latest on her three series: "The
Babysitters Club," "Babysitters Club:
Friends Forever" and "California Diaries."
J. K. Rowling
At this official site, read an interview with Rowling and find out
more about the "Harry
R. L. Stine
Goosebumps on the Web is the official, comprehensive site to the
bestselling children's series in history.
Judy Blume's Home Base is packed with info -- from biographical data
and a book list to writing tips and links to other Judy Blume sites.
(Some of her award-winning titles include "Blubber," "Tiger Eyes" and
"Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.")
This site offers games, character information and a neighborhood map. (Cleary's "Dear Mr. Henshaw" won the Newbery Medal in 1984.)
At the Madeleine L'Engle WWW Resource, which is not an official site,
archives of articles and interviews, plus L'Engle's speaking schedule, book
summaries and reviews. (L'Engle's book "A Wrinkle in Time" won the Newbery
Medal in 1963.)
The C.S. Lewis Foundation offers a detailed chronology of the
author's life plus an online bookstore (so you can pick up the
Chronicles of Narnia).
Worth a look is Seussville,
which contains games, contests and info about Seuss-related events.
Celebrate the life and works of this amazing writer ("The Giving Tree") and poet ("Where the Sidewalk
Ends"), who died of a heart attack on May 10, 1999.