ABC-CLIO This affordable biographical work and ready-reference spotlights 100 beloved children's book authors with each entry including such features as engaging biographical sketches, photos, selective bibliographies, and lists of related information sources. Included are long-time luminaries as well as many new emerging writers. Grades 3-8. INCLUDES: Beverly Cleary, Marguerite Henry, Jack London, R. L. Stine, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Book News A guide providing summaries of the 100 children's book authors deemed most popular in a 1997 survey of teachers and students. Each entry includes a lively biographical sketch, a selected bibliography, and a list of related information sources. Includes b&w portraits of some authors. Easy-to-read print is accessible to students in grades 3-8. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Baker & Taylor A guide based on a 1997 survey of popular children's book authors provides biographical sketches and selected bibliographies for such writers as Beverly Cleary, Lois Lawry, Lewis Carroll, Mary Downing Hahn, and C.S. Lewis.