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Favorite Kids Authors And Series

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Louisa May Alcott
“I never went to school,” Louisa wrote, “except to my father or such governesses as from time to time came into the family… so we had lessons each morning in the study. And very happy hours they were to us. More about Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women and Little Men.

All your favorite friends from the Arthur series share their favorite things to do online.

Betsy-Tacy Series
Maud Hart Lovelace is best known for her beloved series of Betsy-Tacy books which were set at the turn of the twentieth century in Mankato, Minnesota (Deep Valley). These captivating stories of small-town life, family traditions and enduring friendships have captured the hearts of young and old for over 65 years.

David Pilkey
Captain Underpants is a favorite with many children and parents! Learn more about this series and more from David Pilkey on his site.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney wanted to be a cartoonist but wound up writing a series of books about the funny parts about growing up. A favorite of my grandson, Gavin, he strongly recommends these books to other boys.

HarperCollins Children’s Books
Harper’s is the publisher of many favorite children’s books: Chronicles of Narnia, books by Beverly Cleary, Little House series, and others. Here you can have fun with contests and games as you learn more about their many books.

Hogwarts Distance Learning Program for Homeschoolers
A free virtual learning webpage and email list and where you can roleplay that you are a student at the Hogwarts School For Wizards from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.

Judy Blume’s Home Base
And now it’s Double Fudge! Even a video clip! Any fan of Fudge knows that he never does anything halfway.

Lemony Snicket
You, the unwary computer user, are only a click away from learning more about A Series Of Unfortunate Events, a terrible collection of books concerning the lives of the three Baudelaire children, and if I were you, I would visit any other website in the world rather than participate in the gloom that this particular site offers.

Magic Tree House
Mary Pope Osborne has information about upcoming books in the series, answers your questions, and has suggestions for activities.

Mo Willems
The author of Piggy and Gerald and that pesky pigeon has a lot of fun information and activities related to his books.

What is the story that lies behind Narnia’s creation? Who was C.S. Lewis and how did he first begin to imagine The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?

Peter Rabbit Homepage
Though some sections are commercial, much of this charming site has games related to the Peter Rabbit series, information about Beatrice Potter, some of her lovelydrawingss, and film clips from the videos.

Redwall Abbey
The stories are known as the “Redwall” series, because they centre around Redwall Abbey. The heroes are peace-loving mice, moles, shrews, squirrels, and their friends who exhibit human characteristics in a medieval setting. They face the dark side of the animal world, represented by rats, weasels, stoats, foxes, and their villain allies, in the day-to-day struggle of good versus evil, life versus death. Brian Jacques official site.

Roald Dahl Website
A fascinating Flash animated site that will enthrall you for at least an hour. Ronald had a terrible time at school. One teacher commented about his wirting ability: ‘I have never met a boy who so persistently writes the exact opposite of what he means. He seems incapable of marshaling his thoughts on paper.’”

The World of Beverly Cleary
When the family moved to Portland, where Beverly attended grammar school and high school, she soon found herself in the low reading circle, an experience that has given her sympathy for the problems of struggling readers.

…. classic authors for teen and advanced readers

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