This category lists sites that provide biographies and autobiographies of well-known literary figures. All sites are suitable for children and teens to read and use for enjoyment or for schoolwork. Biographies may be brief and sites may have several, perhaps connected by occupation, but the information contained should have the basic details, e.g., birth and death dates, some details of the life lived, major accomplishments, and so forth.

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Agell, Charlotte
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Author and illustrator of children's books. Includes an author biography, book summaries, and photographs.
Arksey, Neil
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Biography, pictures, book information, opinions, competitions, opportunities for dialogue with the author.
Auch Books
[ Kids/Teens ] Official site of the authors and illustrators of books for children, Mary Jane and Herm Auch, provides question and answer pages for children and aspiring children's writers and illustrators.
Author Search Index on
[ Kids ] Introduces children's authors through author profiles and interviews. Also offers e-mail addresses of select writers.
Authors of Lasting Fame
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] A brief introduction to authors Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charlotte Bronte, and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber.
Bang, Molly
[ Kids/Teens ] Complete list of books with background information and history of story ideas.
Barron, T. A.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Author of The Lost Years of Merlin epic and "The Kate Adventures" features personal message, responses to questions from readers, and appearances schedule.
Brassey, Richard
[ Kids ] Learn about Brilliant Brits, Nessie, and How to Speak Chimpanzee on the author/illustrator's site. Find animations, games, riddles, and teacher resources.
Cheshire, Simon
[ Kids ] Personal site of the children's writer who created works such as Totally Unsuitable For Children and the Jeremy Brown spy spoofs. Includes a guide to his life, news, and extracts from his books.
Cooney, Barbara
[ Kids/Teens ] Information and biography of the illustrator and author of Miss Rumphius.
Corbett, Scott
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes brief biography and full bibliography of the author's sixty-nine children's books.
Cronin, Doreen
[ Kids ] Official site includes biography, illustrations, books, and a newsletter. Author of 'Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type'.
DePaola, Tomie
[ Kids/Teens ] Provides biographical sketch complete with a list of accomplishments, calendar, and pictures.
DiTerlizzi, Tony
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Author and illustrator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Features news, art, biography, video, and FAQ.
Duncan, Lois
[ Kids/Teens ] A short autobiography of the award-winning young adult horror writer.
DuPrau, Jeanne
[ Kids/Teens ] The official site includes a brief biography and a synopsis of the book, "The City of Ember".
Fern, Tracey
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Author of children's historical books and magazine articles. Includes biography. cover art, and articles.
Fischer, Debbie Reed
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Author of teen fiction and young adult novels. Biography, reviews, list pf appearances and overviews of the books.
Fleischman, Paul
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] The Newbery Medalist's web site, offering a biography, articles, bibliography, event listings, and excerpts.
Frasier, Debra
[ Kids ] A brief biography of the author with introductions to her illustrations, including reports from her current studio projects and outdoor adventures.
From Noah Webster to Merriam-Webster
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Tells about the author of America's first dictionary.
Garland, Sherry
[ Kids/Teens ] Contains biography, list of books, FAQs, author visit information, and writing tips.
Geraghty, Paul
[ Kids ] Official site of the children's picture book author and illustrator. Includes a photo gallery, a list of his works and awards, and a schedule of author visits.
Gibbons, Gail
[ Kids/Teens ] Author and illustrator of non-fiction books. Includes biography, pictures, and brief book descriptions.
Ginger Foglesong Guy
[ Kids ] Award winning bilingual books for children in English and Spanish. Site includes list of books, biography, and links.
Gleitzman, Morris
[ Kids/Teens ] Listen to the author read parts of his stories, such as "Two Weeks with the Queen", and "Worry Warts". Contains photographs and a biography.
Great Writers and Poets
[ Mature Teens ] Directory of links to resources for numerous authors, including information on Nobel Prize winners.
Green, Roger J.
[ Teens ] Includes information about the author and his books, including a full list of books and how he started writing.
Henkes, Kevin
[ Kids/Teens ] Official site provides author biography, illustrations, information on characters and books, and fun and games.
Herrick, Ann
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Reviews and synopses of books and stories, information about the author, and links to sites related to writing.
Jacqueline Jules
[ Kids/Teens ] Official site of Jacqueline Jules, author of Noah and the Ziz, Once Upon a Shabbos, and The Hardest Word; with games and a biography.
Jenkins, Steve
[ Kids/Teens ] Website of author and illustrator of non-fiction books for children. Site includes a biography, links, and information on science for children.
Jennings, Paul
[ Kids/Teens ] Author of "Uncanny!", "The Cabbage Patch War", and Hedley Hopkins". Contains a biography, a list of books and their covers, and some games.
[ Mature Teens ] Official site for the author of young adult fiction. Includes biography, FAQ, a synopsis of published works, and contact information.
Learning About Cynthia Voigt
[ Teens ] An 8th-grader shares what she has learned about this popular young adult writer.
Lives of Girls Who Became Famous
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] The stories of 19 girls who became famous in their adult life.
Lobel, Arnold
[ Kids ] Brief biography, and list of books including 'Frog and Toad Together'.
McDaniel, Lurlene
[ Mature Teens ] Official website for young adult author, includes biography, book information, appearances, and links.
Meg Cabot
[ Teens ] Has information on the author and listing of her books. Includes Mia page and news, fun stuff and princess club.
Mitali Perkins' Fire Escape
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] The author reflects on life in the melting pot, offering writing contests, a safe place to discuss immigrant life, book reviews, and other related resources, including her own writing.
Penguin Random House - David Almond
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes a brief biography of the author, reviews of his books, and a list of awards won.
Penguin Random House - Iain Lawrence
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Introduces the author of Lord of the Nutcracker Men and The High Seas Trilogy. Includes biographical sketch, stories from the author's personal life, and photos.
Pierce, Tamora
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Official site of the author of the Circle of Magic books, and other popular series. Find a biography of the author, FAQs, and art work.
Polacco, Patricia
[ Kids/Teens ] Provides author information, books, current news, activities, and a forum. Author of 'Pink and Say'.
Pullman, Paul
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Official site of the author of "His Dark Materials"; with a biography, questions, and information about the books.
Reka, Marinela
[ Kids/Teens ] Official website of teen author and poet, including poetry, biography, and books.
Rimbaud, Arthur
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers introduction to the Victorian-era author. Includes poems and "seer" letters, with a brief analysis.
Rose, Simon
[ Mature Teens ] Author of science fiction and fantasy novels for children and young adults. Find autobiographical information and a synopsis of some of his books.
Russo, Marisabina
[ Kids ] Provides personal information about the author, a synopsis of the books she has written, and a schedule of school visits.
Salley, Coleen
[ Kids/Teens ] Promotes children's author and storyteller, providing information about recent publications and booking engagements.
Say, Allen
[ Kids/Teens ] Official site of the author of Home of the Brave, El Chino, Grandfather's Journey and Tea with Milk. Includes news, articles, and speeches by the author.
Scarsbrook, Richard
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] The official site of the author of the Cheeseburger Subversive and other short stories and poems. Includes a synopsis of his book, readings, endorsements, and a schedule of readings and events.
Schofield, Brent R.
[ Kids ] Author of "What The Cat Knows" and "Hairballs And Sticky Things". Features book descriptions and biography.
Scott, Elaine
[ Kids/Teens ] Official website for the non-fiction author. Includes a biography, information about her work, and a schedule of school visits and special events.
Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Presents information on the children's book author, short stories, published books and new work.
Simon, Seymour
[ Kids ] Official homepage of the award-winning science author for children. Includes information on the author and his books, along with science links.
Sones, Sonya
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Answers to questions about the author of teen poetry novels including One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, What My Mother Doesn't Know, and Stop Pretending.
Spinelli, Jerry
[ Kids/Teens ] Author's official site. Features pictures, biography, overview of his books, news, schedule, and fun stuff.
Van Draanen, Wendelin
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Dedicated to authors Sammy Keyes mystery books. Contains Sammy's song, interview, short book reviews, mystery game, and biography.
Vega, Denise
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] The author of 'Click Here(To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade)'; with a biography and book details.
West, Colin
[ Kids ] Features the poems and stories of the children's author/illustrator, along with a glimpse into his personal life, photos, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Willems, Mo
[ Kids ] Official site which includes a personal blog, FAQ's, and fun games for children.
Wojciechowski, Susan
[ Kids ] Author site, featuring her Beany books, Christmas Miracle, and other works. Information on school visits, and related book activities.
Wolff, Ashley
[ Kids/Teens ] Children's book author and illustrator provides biographical information and teacher activities, as well as information on scheduling a school visit.
Yohalem, Eve
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers biography, FAQ, and details of books.
Yolen, Jane
[ Kids/Teens ] Known as the Hans-Christian Anderson of America, site includes her journal, awards, and activities for kids and teachers.

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