Authors of Books for Students
in Upper Elementary Grades
This list is constantly being updated. Some authors are
already linked to websites and others are provided to guide your selection
of good authors for this age group. Eventually, all authors will be linked
to an online resource.
Websites about Books, Authors and
Instructional Strategies for Using
Literature in the Classroom
- Annual Read-In project is an online interaction between children's authors and illustrators,
and K-12 students.
and Simple from Nancy Keane provides short
and concise book reviews of many popular titles and gives tips for booktalks
and reading lists.
- Susan Taylor Brown's Teaching Guides Database is a free searchable database that helps connect children's books to the classroom curriculum. It is searchable by name, title, and keyword.
Raps is a book discussion conducted via electronic
mail. Individuals or groups of students from across the country or around
the world can discuss the scheduled books.
- Carol Hurst's
Children's Literature Website includes a collection book reviews
and ways to integrate them into your classroom and recommendations for
readers in Grade
3 and Grade
is for kids to find information about their favorite books, series and
authors. Lots of reading and writing opportunities here.
Learning Ladders by Annette Lamb contains Internet resources for
award-winning books and other favorites. Check out the newest Newbery
and Caldecott book activities! Learn to build your own book-Internet
@ Sea: Exploring the Oceans Through Literature
Reader is an award winning comprehensive Thinkquest
about writing, books, authors, illustrators and much more.
Online Literature for Young Children
- Aesop's Fables
has over 655 Fables, some with a Real Audio segment, as well as over
120 Hans Christian Anderson tales.
Meddybemps Beantime Stories are modern stories
designed for online publishing.
Stories compiles many versions of this classic
into an online project.
Domain Online Stories has something for everyone; their Jokes
collection is impressive as well.
features read-aloud picture books, sing-along songs, video song books,
poetry, story-writing and illustrating contests and learning games designed
for children ages 2-12.
Tale is a choose-your-own-path adventure story where children can
actually create their own story by choosing the next line to the story..
Some of the tales have over 2,000 pages!
to Grow By includes a marvelous collection of folk and fairy tales
to use in your character education program along with multicultural
tales. Free lesson plans, writing assignments, and printable worksheets.
Booklists for Young Children
This page last updated June, 2007.