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Author Spotlight

Throughout the year we will spotlight many authors. Check back frequently as we add those we find with official web sites!
 
So far this year we have featured:

 
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Jan Brett: The Mitten, The Hate, Hedgie's Surprise, Gingerbread Baby and more!

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Lynne Cherry: The Great Kapok Tree, The Armadillo from Amarillo, and many more environmental themed picture books. 
Matt Christopher: Sports themed Realistic Fiction and Non-fiction.
Beverly Cleary: The Ramona books and many other examples of Realistic Fiction and Fantasy.
Joanna Cole: The Magic School Bus

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Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, and many more wonderful works of fiction!
 
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Mem Fox: Wilfrid Gordon Macdonald Partridge, Koala Lou, and many more!
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Gail Gibbons: We have two full buckets of her non-fiction picture books in our room!  She's pretty awesome. Mrs. Ski met her many years ago at a workshop for teachers!
 
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Kevin Henkes: Chrysanthemum, Wemberly Worried and more!
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Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Gail Carson Levine: One of Mrs. Ski's favorite authors!  She wrote Ella Enchanted, The Princess Tales, Two Princesses of Bamarre, and many other fantasy books.
Elizabeth Levy: If You Were There When they Signed the Constitution, Amber Brown, and more!
 
C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia!
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Stephen McCranie: Mal and Chad!  There are a lot of comic strips here you can explore while you are waiting to get your hands on our copies of the books!
Megan McDonald: She writes the Judy Moody series!
Ann McGovern: She wrote a lot of the If you Lived... books, plus many more!


 
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Kenn Nesbitt: Poetry!
 
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Mary Pope Osborne: The Magic Treehouse series is just the tip of her iceberg!  She has written wonderful historical fiction, fantasy, science, fiction, realistic fiction, biographies, mythology anthologies, and more!
 
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Margie Palatini: Hilariously delightful picture books.  Her sense of humor will make you LOL!
Audrey Penn: The Kissing Hand
 
Lincoln Peirce: Big Nate
Dav Pilkey: Captain Underpants!  Dav writes a lot of comic book type fiction. Mostly Humor!
Patricia Polacco: Mrs. Ski's favorite picture book author/illustrator.
Jack Prelutsky: Hilarious Poetry! A Pizza the Size of the Sun, The New Kid on the Block, Something Big Has Been Here, and more!
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Peter H. Reynolds: The Dot, Ish, and more! Wonderful picture books about being yourself and thinking creatively!
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter...check out Pottermore!
Cynthia Rylant: When I was Young in the Mountains, Henry and Mudge, and more!

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Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel): Dr. Seuss! 
Shel Silverstein: Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Missing Piece, and more wonderful poetry!
Seymour Simon: Mrs. Ski's favorite non-fiction writer.  He write fiction as well, but wowzers does he make science come alive!!!


 

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Rachel Vail: Justin Case
Various Authors: I Survived Series
Ursula Vernon: Dragonbreath Series
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