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100 most popular picture book authors and illustrators [electronic resource] : biographical sketches and bibliographies /
Sharron L. McElmeel.
imprint
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, c2000.
description
xxix, 578 p. : ports. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1563086476 (cloth : hardbound)
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imprint
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, c2000.
isbn
1563086476 (cloth : hardbound)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
8480012
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2000-10-15:
McElmeel, a former library media specialist and now an educational consultant, has produced this latest entry in the publisher's "Popular Authors" series. Her introduction explains that the 100 writers and illustrators were selected primarily by 3000 teachers and students responding to a survey; Dr. Seuss was the number one response. In sifting through the results, McElmeel attempted to reflect the diversity of children's literature as well as current trends. Alphabetical entries run about four to eight pages and are quite current (noting recent deaths); they consist of a biography (often with a photo) followed by a "Books and Notes" section. Here one finds brief introductory comments, a selected bibliography, and sources for more information, including web sites. Other recent titles using a similar format, such as St. James Guide to Children's Literature (St. James Pr., 1999) and The Eighth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators (H.W. Wilson, 2000) cover more authors (about 800 and 200, respectively) and accordingly have shorter entries. Given its currency, this work will nicely complement Gale's Something About the Author. McElmeel offers an attractive and useful addition to the existing bio-bibliographical reference works in children's literature. Recommended for public and school libraries.ÄKatie Sasser, Bowdoin Coll., Brunswick, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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'œAn attractive and useful addition to the existing bio-bibliographical reference works in children's literature. Recommended for public and school libraries.'' Library Journal
"An attractive and useful addition to the existing bio-bibliographical reference works in children's literature. Recommended for public and school libraries."- Library Journal
'œA welcome addition to the canon of biographical references in children's literature.'' Colorado Libraries
"A welcome addition to the canon of biographical references in children's literature."- Colorado Libraries
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Designed as a reference and biographical source for educators and young readers, this volume provides profiles of 100 popular picture book authors and illustrators, accompanied by photos, reading lists and lists of related information sources.
Long Description
Designed as a ready-reference and biographical source for educators and young readers, this book offers a more current and affordable alternative to multivolume publications. Fascinating profiles of 100 of the most beloved and celebrated picture book authors and illustrators are accompanied by photos, reading lists, and lists of related information sources (such as Web pages). Contemporary authors and illustrators whose works are still in print provide the focus. A great collection development tool and a resource for author studies units, this book will also be in demand by students for reports.
Main Description
A current and affordable alternative to multivolume publications, this book offers fascinating profiles of 100 of the most celebrated picture book authors and illustrators, accompanied by photos, reading lists, and lists of related information sources. A superb collection development tool and resource for author studies. Grades K-6.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. xxvii
Verna Aardemap. 1
Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlbergp. 4
Martha Alexanderp. 8
Sue Alexanderp. 11
Aliki (Aliki Brandenberg)p. 14
Mitsumasa Annop. 19
Caroline Arnoldp. 23
Frank Aschp. 29
Jim Aylesworthp. 32
Molly Garrett Bangp. 35
Graeme Basep. 39
Jan Brettp. 44
Norman Bridwellp. 53
Craig Brownp. 57
Marc Brownp. 62
Marcia Brownp. 67
Anthony Brownep. 71
Ashley Bryanp. 77
Eve Buntingp. 82
John Burninghamp. 88
Virginia Lee Burtonp. 93
Eric Carlep. 98
Lorinda Bryan Cauleyp. 104
Eileen Christelowp. 107
Joanna Colep. 112
Barbara Cooneyp. 118
Floyd Cooperp. 123
Donald Crewsp. 128
Pat Cummingsp. 134
Tomie dePaolap. 139
Diane Dillon and Leo Dillonp. 145
Lois Ehlertp. 151
Lisa Campbell Ernstp. 156
Mem Foxp. 160
Dick Gackenbachp. 164
Wanda Gagp. 168
Paul Galdonep. 173
Theodor Seuss Geiselp. 177
Gail Gibbonsp. 184
Paul Goblep. 189
Gail Haleyp. 194
Kevin Henkesp. 201
Lillian Hobanp. 208
Nonny Hogrogianp. 212
Deborah Hopkinsonp. 218
Patricia Hutchinsp. 224
Trina Schart Hymanp. 228
Tony Johnstonp. 234
Ann Jonasp. 240
Keiko Kaszap. 244
Ezra Jack Keatsp. 248
Steven Kelloggp. 252
Eric A. Kimmelp. 259
Steven Krollp. 268
Anita Lobelp. 273
Arnold Lobelp. 279
David Macaulayp. 286
James Marshallp. 292
Bill Martin Jr.p. 298
Jacqueline Briggs Martinp. 303
Mercer Mayerp. 310
Robert McCloskeyp. 315
Patricia McKissackp. 321
David McPhailp. 327
Bernard Mostp. 332
Helen Oxenburyp. 335
Bill Peetp. 339
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkneyp. 345
Gloria Pinkney and Jerry Pinkneyp. 354
Patricia Polaccop. 364
Beatrix Potterp. 371
Jack Prelutskyp. 378
James Ransomep. 384
H.A. (Hans Augusto) Rey and Margret Reyp. 390
Faith Ringgoldp. 396
Tony Rossp. 403
Cynthia Rylantp. 407
Robert San Soucip. 415
Allen Sayp. 421
Jon Scieszkap. 429
Maurice Sendakp. 433
Peter Sisp. 440
David Smallp. 447
Peter Spierp. 452
Diane Stanleyp. 458
John Steptoep. 463
Janet Stevensp. 468
James Stevensonp. 474
Nancy Tafurip. 479
Chris Van Allsburgp. 483
Judith Viorstp. 490
Bernard Waberp. 495
Wendy Watsonp. 499
David Wiesnerp. 503
Nancy Willardp. 509
Vera B. Williamsp. 515
Audrey Wood and Don Woodp. 520
Jane Yolenp. 528
Ed Youngp. 534
Margot Zemachp. 537
Photography Creditsp. 541
Genre Indexp. 545
General Indexp. 549
About the Authorp. 579
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