Meet Your Favorite Authors

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FREE year-round resource. Our A4ED Blog is a growing collection of original personal essays for librarians, teachers and parents, who are seeking insight into the lives—and mind—of the authors that their young readers love. Read and share. Or send your children to browse the authors and illustrators whose names line the library shelves.

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Perfect for adults and kids. All of the essays are nature, conservation or environmentally themed. Find out how the authors' book projects shape their ideas about the natural world and how their worldview shapes their books. Learn why they believe it's important to inspire young readers to care about nature. And discover some ways that you can help kids develop a stronger connection to the natural world.

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A truly illustrious line-up! We have posts from many award-winning and best-selling authors. Just a sampling of our acclaimed contributors:

Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt (Newbery Medalist, National Book Award Finalist)
Sara Pennypacker, Clementine
Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Kathi Appelt, The Underneath (Newbery Honor)
Tony Abbott, The Secrets of Droon
Sy Montgomery, Soul of an Octopus (National Book Award Finalist)
Debbie Dadey, Mermaid Tales
Jane Yolen, Owl Moon (Caldecott Metal)
Bruce Hale, Chet Gecko
Margarita Engle, Surrender Tree (Newbery Honor)
Dan Gutman, My Weird School
Suzy Kline, Horrible Harry
Molly Idle, Flora and the Flamingo (Caldecott Honor)
Andrew Clements, Frindle
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Biscuit
Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard (Newbery Metal)
Bruce Coville, Unicorn Chronicles
Carl Safina, The Great Whale Rescue
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward (Coretta Scott King Honor Award)
Lin Oliver, Hank Zipzer

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