Authors and Illustrators
Find out more about children’s authors and illustrators by visiting some of their web sites. Not every author or illustrator has a web site but there is usually a lot of information to be gathered from publishers’ web sites and other sources.
For information on books for children visit: www.booktrusted.com
If you want ideas for bringing books and people together visit: www.booktrust.org.uk
Some web sites are really snazzy whilst others have downloadable information and resources for children (and adults) to use, for example:
Chris Van Allsburg - www.chrisvanallsburg.com
Jon Scieszka - www.guysread.com
Eric Carle - www.eric-carle.com/events.html
Michael Rosen - www.michaelrosen.co.uk
Shaun Tann - www.shauntan.net
Colin Thompson - www.colinthompson.com
Roald Dahl - www.roalddahl.com
The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. The appointment of a Children's Laureate acknowledges the importance of exceptional children's authors in creating the readers of tomorrow.
Michael Rosen is the current Children’s Laureate. The previous four laureates were: Quentin Blake (1999-2001); Anne Fine (2001-2003), Michael Morpurgo (2003-5) and Jacqueline Wilson (2005-2007).
To find out more about Michael Rosen and previous Children's Laureates visit: www.childrenslaureate.org