100 Most Popular Children's Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies (Popular Authors (Hardcover))

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Students can learn more about their favorite authors and find plenty of reading materials they'll enjoy with this affordable biographical work and ready-reference. Featuring 100 beloved and celebrated children's book authors, McElmeel offers engaging biographical sketches, photos, and selected bibliographies and lists of related information sources. Included are such long-time luminaries as Beverly Cleary and Marguerite Henry as well as many new emerging writers. McElmeel's focus is on contemporary authors and those whose works are still in print. A more current and affordable alternative to multivolume publications, this book is a great collection development tool and resource for author studies. Students will enjoy using it for their reports and research papers.

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SHARRON L. MCELMEEL, an adjunct instructor at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a long-time educator and library media specialist who has built a national reputation in the area of children's literature and is an often requested conference speaker. She was named Iowa Reading Teacher of the Year in 1987 and was nominated as Iowa's Teacher of the Year in 1997.

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Based on a 1997 survey of both teachers and students, this volume includes such well-known authors as Beverly Cleary (most recognized by the survey respondents) and classic writers like Lewis Carroll and C. S. Lewis. Each entry provides several pages about the author and his or her writings followed by a section called "Books and Notes," which has details about specific books and their themes, including bibliographic information. A list of additional material about or by the author completes each entry.

Entries are generally four or five pages long, and this allows McElmeel, who has written several other books on children and reading, to offer fairly detailed profiles. Knowing how writers such as Mary Downing Hahn (whose Stepping on the Cracks is based on memories of her childhood) or Lois Lowry (whose book The Giver sprang from a visit to her father in a nursing home) draw on their own lives for inspiration can help young readers understand the creative process.

An index listing genres and themes, such as that found in the three-volume set Writers for Young Adults [RBB O 15 97], would have been helpful. An alphabetical cumulative index of the titles that are cited in the entries would also have been useful. However, even without these, the book is a worthwhile (and inexpensive) resource for elementary-and middle-school libraries and public libraries that serve young readers, especially when such multivolume series as Something About the Author are financially prohibitive. The information included in 100 Most Popular Children's Authors provides, in many instances, more details than can be found in some multivolume sets.

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