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.
Anno, as featured
in a wonderful article A Journey with Anno by Patricia Austin
Babbit, resources from Yahooligans
- Marion Bauer
Baylor, southwestern Native American author; many lesson
ideas from the Internet School Libary Media Center
- Bruce Brooks
Byars, resources from Yahooligans
- Paul Curtis Christopher
- Pam Conrad
- Barbara Cohen
- Robert Cormier
- Sharon Creech
- Karen Cushman
- Cynthia DeFelice
- Paul Fleischman
- Paula Fox
Fritz, from Internet School Library Media
- Mary Downing Hahn
Jacques and the Official
- Kathryn Lasky
- Learning about Lois
- David Macauley
MacLachlan, resources from Yahooligans
Rowen Masters, author of The Secret Life of
Mowat, and an award for Canadian
Author of the Month
Reynolds Naylor, author of Shiloh
- Jean Lowry Nixon
- Scott O'Dell
- Kevin O'Malley,
- Katherine Paterson
Paulsen, from Internet School Library Media
- Richard Peck
Rowling interview and Carol
Hurst's links about Harry Potter
- Spotlight on Cynthia
- John Sciezska
Spinelli, Author of the Month
- R. L. Stine and The
Nightmare Room Series and Goosebumps
Van Allsburg, resources from Yahooligans and
- Cynthia Voigt
- David Weisner
Websites about Books, Authors and
Instructional Strategies for Using
Literature in the Classroom
- 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
7 and Grade
- 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.
Literature Activities for the Classroom by
librarian Marcia Goudie sorted by grade level and genre with links to
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.
- Annual Read-In
project is an online interaction between children's authors and illustrators
and K-12 students.
- Newsweek Teacher's Guide Archive: Visit the links for "This Week" and "Resources" across the top menu to find ideas, lesson plans, links, and writing prompts that provide a companion to Newsweek for Educators.
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
Guides from Randomhouse Books are very comprehensive
and sorted by grade levels ranging from grade 3 through grade 12. New
ones are being added.
@ Sea: Exploring the Oceans Through Literature
Online Literature for Seventh
and Eighth Graders
- Aesop's Fables
has over 655 Fables, some with a Real Audio segment, as well as over
120 Hans Christian Anderson tales.
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.
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!
Room Book Shelves from Fairrosa Cyber Library
gives you access to classics, fairy tales, stories, rhymes, magazines,
and professional journals.
Zone from the Internet Public Library's Youth Collection is "a
little like the fiction section at a public library. You can find links
to on-line stories and also learn more about your favorite books and
Booklists for Seventh and Eighth
This page last updated May, 2007.