Author of the Month

Carefully choosing the best book for a particular child is inspiring for both the child and the adult reader.  Today, there is a wealth of children's literature to inspire children and adults alike.  An important part of inspiring children as readers and writers involves introducing them to the expansive community of authors who enhance our lives with the texts they create.  Coming to know authors and illustrators, discovering personal details of their lives, and learning their creative strategies, invites children and adults to forge connections within this expansive community.  Below are pamphlets to support the selection of well written, beautifully crafted, and creatively illustrated picture books that will pleasurably transport children and adults into imaginative spaces and places.

Lois Ehlert

Anthony Brown

Eric Carl

Barbara Reid

Mem Fox

Mary Ann Hoberman

Tana Hoban

Mary Louise Gay

Alphabet Books

Counting Books