Authors (Authors are listed in alphabetical order.)
Louisa May Alcott (
Explore the author's life and works.

Avi (
Includes information about his books, what's new, and biographical facts.

Jan Brett (
Jan Brett's homepage, with information about the author, art activities, contests, and scheduled appearances.

Eric Carle (
The official Eric Carle website, with information on the author, a list of his books, and frequently asked questions.

Tomie DePaola (
Includes a biography, a bibliography, a schedule of appearances, and of course, some great illustrations.

Roald Dahl (
A wonderfully entertaining site, featuring the work and life of Roald Dahl, and an interview with the author himself (listen to his voice!)

Suzy Kline (
The website of the author of the Horrible Harry Books, where you can find activities or write to the author herself.

Donna Jo Napoli(
An interview with the author from TeenReads.

Laura Numeroff (
A great site by the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which includes e-postcards, games, coloring pages, and a description of her writing process.

Katherine Paterson (
The author's official page with questions, awards, events, and information on the author.

Patricia Polacco (
Wow! A great website from the author, with bookmarks, activities, and more information than you'll ever need.

Jon Scieszka (
Suggestion for what guys like to read.

Janet Stevens (
Great illustrations and drawing tools!

David Wiesner (
The official page of author and illustrator David Wiesner, winner of the 2001 Caldecott for The Three Pigs. Enjoy!

David Wisniewski (
The Caldecott winning illustrator's page by Mona Kirby.

Books and Characters

Auntie Claus (
Elise Primavera's site to celebrate her wonderful Christmas character, Auntie Claus. Includes a BB and G quiz, and daily update from Mr. Pudding as to what's happening at the North Pole. Books Online (
Great books and poetry online.

Captain Underpants (
Definitely for the kid who likes fun!

Curious George (
Houghton-Mifflin's site is excellent, with information on the loveable monkey, activities, and print-outs.

Dear America (
Lots of book-related activities related to Dear America and The Royal Diaries.

Harry Potter (
The official Harry Potter site, complete with sorting hat, a tour of the movie set, and fun and games.

Harry Potter (
Harry's official page from Scholastic with weekly questions, trivia, screensavers, and information on J.K. Rowling.

[[|Junie B. Jones]] (
Lots of great activities revolving around Junie B. Jones, including a trivia quiz.

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (
What is considered the author's greatest work, full-text online.

Seussville Games (
Includes both shockwave and printable games to get you in the mood for Dr. Seuss week.

Seuss Slots (
Try to match three Dr. Seuss characters.

The Winnie the Pooh Coloring Book (


Fairy Tales
Absolutely Whootie -- Stories to Grow By (
Whootie Owl presents fairy tales that promote positive values on topics such as cooperation, courage, creative thinking, friendship, generosity, honesty, justice, kindness, learning, love, perseverance, regret and recovery, respect for nature, restraint, self-awareness, and selflessness.

Cinderella Tales (
Dr. Ashliman's Electronic Texts of Fairy Tales and Folktales
Probably one of the most complete collections on the web.

Grimm Fairy (
Stories, games, and more with animation of both Grimm fairy tales and Anderson fairy tales.

Folklore, Myths, and Legends
African Folktales (
Eight great African folktales.

Folklore, Myths, and Legends (
Unbelievable resource of great links to folklore, myths, and legends.

Folktales: What are they? (
An essay on the meaning and requirements of folktales.

The Encyclopedia Mythica (
An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legends which contains over 5100 definitions of gods, goddesses, places, and creatures.

Legends (
Lots of legends from many different cultures.

Mythweb (
A Greek mythology web site which profiles the gods, the heroes, and has a searchable encyclopedia of terms. Excellent!


The Plays of Shakespeare (
The complete text of the tragedies and comedies of Shakespeare.


Giggle (
Lots of fun with poetry.

Lyrical Ballads (
A great collection of lyrical ballads.

Poet's Corner (
The most complete collection of poetry on the web, basically searchable by poet, but easily browseable by author, title, and subject. Includes biographies of poets. Excellent.

Reading Suggestions and Book Clubs

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know(
Book Adventure (
After reading a book, take fun quizzes and earn points to win prizes.

KidsReads (
A great site that gives you booklists by topic, cool new reads, and links to write to your favorite author.

American Library Association's Winning Titles (
Great lists of award-winning books, popular paperbacks, and books for reluctant readers.