http://www.achuka.co.uk - as well as
keeping adults informed about children's book news and newly-published titles, it has
built up an online archive of author interviews and profiles that would be helpful to any
child researching a particular author.
- Catherine and Laurence Anholt have produced more than 60 children's books which
are translated into 18 languages.
- you are invited to shake the author by clicking on a button. His
photo obligingly vibrates, gently or violently according to your
- contains biographical information and answers to readers
questions. Also gives reviews of his books.
- author of the Indian in the Cupboard
- the official home page of this American author. She gives writing
tips and answers to readers most asked questions.
- Tim also sets out on his site what he can offer to schools and what is
required by way of preparation for his sessions to be effective.
This site has been put together by her husband. It shows all the
books she wrote and has a yearly competition for young writers.
Burgess, Melvin http://web.onetel.net.uk/~melvinburgess
- Gives good information about the author and his books.
- American author. This site gives biographical information and
| Carle, Eric
- This official Eric Carle web site has an Eric Carle Museum of picture
- this is a network site that has hundreds of links to everything you may
want to know about Carroll.
Online Teacher and Librarians Page http://www.cbcbooks.org
- CBC Online is the website of the Children's Book Council. Aimed at
teachers and librarians. 'Building a bookshelf' includes book reviews, sneak
previews of forthcoming publications, links to authors and illustrators, selection of
titles which adults will enjoy. Encouraging Young Readers lists events, projects and
ideas to stimulate reading programmes.
- Find out how Lauren Child became an author and illustrator by accident.
Books UK http://www.ukchildrensbooks.co.uk
- has lists of modern authors and illustrators with links to their sites.
- biographical information, lots of photos, a question and answer section
and a list of her books.
| Cooper, Helen
- This is the joint website of Helen Cooper and Ted Dewan,
husband-and-wife author-illustrators who work independently of one
- Her web site has swivelling eyes to remind you of The Demon Headmaster.
| Dahl, Roald
- A very flash website with clever animation and button rollovers.
This should keep the interest of his many fans, although real content is a
| Deary, Terry
- As you would expect from Terry Deary, his site is full of humour, jokes,
games, horrors and gruesome facts.
- The Children's Laureate has a site that does give information about
herself and her books but also recommends a visit to the library to find
to Scottish authors http://www.slainte.org.uk/scotauth/scauhome.htm
Gleitzman invites his readers to examine two of his school reports and has
a page where he responds briefly to selected mail from his fans.
School Library Media Center's Index to Author and Illustrator Internet Sites
- indexes and groups together all the sites devoted to particular children's
authors/illustrators. Useful divisions into categories e.g. biography, e-texts,
media, bibliography, ERIC resources. Some authors have teacher resource material
available E.g. lesson plans. Searchable site. Mostly American authors.
Jacques, Brian http://www.redwall.org
Some nice illustrations for fans of Redwall books.
- gives helpful advice to children on how
to improve their writing, as well as resources for teachers.
| Jarvis, Robin
- A good site with lots of information about his books - includes
sketches, wallpaper downloads.
- an informal site with headings such as: news and stuff, books, about
Paul, free stuff, your pages.
- includes an author interview, a list of his books, excerpts and
- Author of Jiggy McCue titles and 'The Killer Underpants'. Artwork
sent to Lawrence following a school visit quickly goes online.
gives information about every aspect of this series of books. Take a
virtual tour of the lands and listen to audio extracts of some of the
| Lewis, Rob
- author-illustrator Rob Lewis has a bright friendly site. He has a
section "How I Work" which tracks the development from text storyboarding
to the fully illustrated picture book.
- makes it clear what she can offer to schools and what she requires by
way of preparation for her sessions to be effective.
Children's Book Festival http://www.ncbf.org.uk
- although this is a site tailored to accompany the festival in the north
of England, there are useful author files.
- site of the award winning illustrator Korky Paul.
- The Fun and Games section includes the whole of Christmas,
one of his out-of-print titles.
Children's Authors Site http://www.puffin.co.uk
- click on author zone
for access to a listing of authors - interesting thumbnail sketches of their
lives, interests, hobbies, favourite possessions, hints on becoming a writer etc. etc.
Includes photograph of author.
- includes games and demonstrations of his illustration technique
official Harry Potter site. http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/harry/index.htm
- an unofficial fan site, but has a study guide for 'Harry Potter and the
from the Web http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org
- public library website for children aged eight to eleven. The site is
part of a Library and Information Commission funded project exploring how public libraries
can use the Web to provide reading promotion and development services to children.
The site allows children to read extracts of stories and poems online and then send in
reviews, their own stories and enter competitions.
Strong, Jeremy http://www.jeremystrong.co.uk
- Nick Sharratt artwork has been used for the navigation panel and in the
"Who is Jeremy Strong?" section various photos and artefacts
from the author's childhood open up in separate windows.
- This site is easy to find your way around and has the look of his
- listen to him reading his poems.