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Ray Bial
Photographer/author Bial has created critically acclaimed photo-essays for children, including Ghost Towns of the American West and The Underground Railroad. Tenement is due out this summer.

Linda Crotta Brennan
Author of the books Marshmallow Kisses and Flannel Kisses, both illustrated by Mari Takabayashi.

Jan Brett
Brett's magnificent paintings glorify her simple but engaging stories in Scary, Scary Halloween.

Don Brown
Author/illustrator of Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa, a Horn Book Honor Selection.

Virginia Lee Burton
Author and illustrator of some of the most beloved and enduring books ever written for children, including The Little House (winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal) and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

John Clapp
Clapp's illustrations offer young readers a vivid slice of history in Right Here on This Spot.

Catherine Clinton
Compiler of I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African-American History and author of The Black Soldier 1492 to the Present.

Sneed B. Collard
Author of many books about animals and nature, including Making Animal Babies, Animal Dads, and Leaving Home.

James M. Deem
Author of the 1999 Parents' Choice Award winner, Bodies from the Bog, and other books for young readers.

Garret Freymann-Weyr
Author of acclaimed young adult novel When I Was Older and the riveting My Heartbeat, a five-star novel.

Dianne Gray
Author of Holding Up the Earth, a beautifully portrayed young adult novel about a child of adoption.

Sheila Greenwald
Author/illustrator of Mariah Delany's Author-of-the-Month Club and The Mariah Delany Lending Library Disaster.

Carol Otis Hurst
Author of Through the Lock and In Plain Sight.

Jennifer Jacobson
Author of Winnie (Dancing) on Her Own, an early chapter book that explores friendships and individuality.

Lisa Jahn-Clough
Lisa Jahn-Clough is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, including Alicia Has a Bad Day and My Friend and I. Her first novel, titled Country Girl, City Girl will be released this fall.

D. B. Johnson
Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's Walden, Henry Builds a Cabin follows the award-winning Henry Hikes to Fitchburg for another adventure in the life of Henry the bear.

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock is the author of many fine children's books. From Dawn Till Dusk is her first for Houghton Mifflin.

Helen Lester
Author of the Tacky the Penguin books and the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat and Score One for the Sloths.

Lois Lowry
Best-selling and award-winning author of books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winners Number the Stars and The Giver.

Mary Lyons
Lyons is the author of fifteen books for young readers. Knockabeg: A Famine Tale is her most recent book.

David Macaulay
Since his first book, Cathedral, Caldecott Medal Winner Macaulay has created many best-selling books. Angelo is his latest picture book.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish.

Michael McCurdy
Award-winning author/illustrator of many American history books, including Giants in the Land and An Algonquian Year.

Alice McGill
McGill is an internationally renowned storyteller and the author of numerous acclaimed books, including In the Hollow of Your Hand. Here We Go Round is her latest novel.

Patricia McMahon
Author of Dancing Wheels and One Belfast Boy.

Bruce McMillan
Author/photographer of Days of the Ducklings, McMillan has traveled from Antarctica to Iceland to bring the wonders of nature to his young audience.

Lynn Munsinger
Illustrator of Score One for the Sloths, Hooway for Wodney Wat, and the Tacky the Penguin books.

Joi Nobisso
Author of the children's book John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fire, illustrated by Ted Rose.

Jerrie Oughton
Author of the award-winning young adult novel, Music from a Place Called Half Moon.

H. A. Rey and Margret Rey
Creators of the Curious George books.

Allen Say
Caldecott Medal–winning author/illustrator of Grandfather's Journey and the renowned picture books Tea with Milk, Emma's Rug, Allison, El Chino, and Tree of Cranes. Home of the Brave is his latest picture book.

April Sayre
Sayre's If You Should Hear a Honey Guide won the John Burroughs Medal and was a 1995 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Maureen Taylor
Genealogy expert and author of Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors.

J.R.R. Tolkien
Learn more about J.R.R. Tolkien, "Author of the Century."

Chris Van Allsburg
"Master of the mysterious" Chris Van Allsburg is the creative genius behind the Caldecott Medal–winners and international bestsellers The Polar Express and Jumanji, both of which have been made into major motion pictures, as well as the Caldecott Honor Book The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The New York Times bestseller Zathura will be a major motion picture in the Fall of 2005!

Bernard Waber
Bernard Waber has written and illustrated many beloved books for children, including the Lyle Crocodile books and most recently Courage.

Wong Herbert Yee
Yee's Fireman Small won the 1997 Parents' Choice Award and began a series of exciting Fireman Small adventures.



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