Livingston Lord Library
Curriculum Materials Center

Biographical Sources About Authors or Illustrators of Books
for Young Readers

Located at Livingston Lord Library,
Minnesota State University Moorhead


American Writers for Children, 1900-1960. (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 22). Gale, 1983. Ref. PS 490 .A43 1983

American Writers for Children Before 1900. (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 42). Gale, 1985. Ref. PS 490 .A44 1985

American Writers for Children Since 1960: Fiction. (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 52). Gale, 1986. Ref. PS 374 .C454 A4 1986

American Writers for Children Since 1960: Poets, Illustrators, and Non-Fiction Authors. (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 61). Gale, 1987. Ref. PS 490 .A45 1987

The Art of Children's Picture Books: A Selective Reference Guide. Garland, 1988. Curric. Ref. 011.62 M311a

Artists of the Page: Interviews with Children's Book Illustrators. McFarland, 1992. NC 965 .M34

Author Talk: Conversations with Judy Blume.  Simon and Schuster, 2000.  Curric. 810.9 A9392

Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books: Writings on their Lives and Works. Bowker, 1972. Curric. Ref. 809 H669a

Authors of Books for Young People. 2nd edition. Scarecrow Press, 1971. Curric. Ref. 920.03 W261a 1971

Authors of Books for Young People. 3rd edition. Scarecrow Press, 1990. Curric. Ref. 809.8 W261a

Authors of Books for Young People: Supplement to the Second Edition. Scarecrow Press, 1979. Curric. Ref. 920.03 W261a 1979

Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. Beacham Publishers, 1990. Curric. Ref. 028.1 B365

Behind the Covers: Interviews with Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults. Libraries Unlimited, 1985. Z 1037 .A1 R65 1985

Biographical Index to Children's and Young Adult Authors and Illustrators. Hi Willow Research, 1993. Curric. Ref. 016.809 L825b

Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults: A Biographical Dictionary.  Garland, 1999.  Curric. Ref. 809 M9781b

Black Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books: A Biographical Dictionary. Garland, 1988. Curric. Ref. 011.62 R755b

Black Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books: A Biographical Dictionary. 2nd edition. Garland, 1992. Curric. Ref. 809 R755b

Books Are By People: Interviews with 104 Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young Children. Citation Press, 1969. Curric. Ref. 920.03 H794b

British Children's Authors: Interviews at Home. American Library Association, 1976. Curric. Ref. 820 J76b

British Children's Writers, 1800-1880. Gale, 1996. Ref. PR 990 .B747 1996

British Children's Writers, 1880-1914. Gale, 1994. Ref. PR 990 .B75 1994

British Children's Writers, 1914-1960. Gale, 1995. Ref. PR 990 .B75 1995

British Children's Writers Since 1960. Gale, 1996. Ref. PR 990 .B753 1996

A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal.  Walker, 1998.  Curric. 741.6 M3224c

Caldecott Medal Books, 1938-1957, with the Artists' Acceptance Papers and Related Material Chiefly from the Horn Book Magazine. Horn Book, 1957. Curric. Ref. 028.5 H813c

Canadian Children's Books: A Critical Guide to Authors and Illustrators.  Oxford, 2000.  Curric. Ref. 810.9 J787c

Children's and Young Adult Literature By Latino Writers: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, Parents, and Students.  Linworth, 2002.  Curric. Ref. 016.8108 Y63c

Children's Authors and Illustrators: An Index to Biographical Dictionaries. 5th edition. Gale, 1995. Curric. Ref. 016.809 N163c 1995

Children's Books and their Creators. Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Curric. Ref. 028.1 C536

Children's Literature.  Blackwell Publishers, 2001.  PR 990 .H85 2001

Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism. G.K. Hall, 1987. Curric. Ref. 011.62 H498c

Contemporary Illustrators of Children's Books. Gale, 1978. Curric. Ref. 920.03 M647c

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature.  Continuum, 2001.  Curric. Ref. 809 C7629

Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-84: Recent Books of Recognized Merit. Greenwood Press, 1986. Curric. Ref. 813 H474d 1986

Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1985-1989: Books of Recognized Merit. Greenwood Press, 1993. Curric. Rec. 813 H474d 1993

Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1995-1999: Books of Recognized Merit.  Greenwood Press, 2002.  Curric. Ref. 813 H474d 2002

Dictionary of British Children's Fiction: Books of Recognized Merit. Greenwood Press, 1989. Curric. Ref. 823 H474d

Dictionary of Children's Fiction from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and Selected African Countries: Books of Recognized Merit. Greenwood Press, 1992. Curric. Ref. 823.009 H474d

Eighth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators.  Wilson, 2000.  Curric. Ref. 920.03 J954 2000

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators.  Houghton Mifflin, 2002.  Curric. Ref. 920 E786

Famous Author-Illustrators for Young People. Dodd, 1973. Curric. Ref. 920 S636f

Famous Storytellers for Young People. Dodd, 1968. PN 452 .B38

Fifth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators. Wilson, 1983. Curric. Ref. 809.89282 F546

Fourth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators. Wilson, 1978. Curric. Ref. 920.03 F781

From Writers to Students: The Pleasures and Pains of Writing. IRA, 1979. PN 147.5 .F7

Getting to Know You: Profiles of Children's Authors Featured in Language Arts, 1985-90. National Council of Teachers of English, 1991. PS 490 .G48 1991

How Writers Write. Heinemann, 1990. PR 9609.6 .L56 1990

Illustrators of Books for Young People. Scarecrow Press, 1970. Curric. Ref. 920.03 W26i

Illustrators of Books for Young People. 2nd edition. Scarecrow Press, 1975. Curric. Ref. 920.03 W26i 1975

Illustrators of Children's Books, 1744-1945. Horn Book, 1947. Curric. Ref. 741.64 I29 1744-1945

Illustrators of Children's Books, 1946-1956. Horn Book, 1958. Curric. Ref. 741.64 I29 1946-56

Illustrators of Children's Books, 1957-1966. Horn Book, 1968. Curric. Ref. 741.64 I29 1957-66

Illustrators of Children's Books, 1967-1976. Horn Book, 1978. Curric. Ref. 741.64 I29 1978

Index to Literary Criticism for Young Adults. Scarecrow Press, 1988. Curric. Ref. 016.809 S555i

The Junior Book of Authors. 2nd edition. Wilson, 1951. Curric. Ref. 920.03 K96j 1951

The Junior Book of Authors: An Introduction to the Lives of Writers and Illustrators for Younger Readers, from Lewis Carroll and Louisa Alcott to the Present Day. Wilson, 1934. Curric. Ref. 920.03 K96j 1934

Meet the Authors: 25 Writers of Upper Elementary and Middle School Books Talk about their Work. Scholastic, 1995. Curric. Ref. 920 K88me

Meet the Authors and Illustrators: 60 Creators of Favorite Children's Books Talk about their Work. Scholastic, 1991. Curric. Ref. 920 K88m

Meet the Authors and Illustrators, Volume 2: 60 Creators of Favorite Children's Books Talk about their Work. Scholastic, 1993. Curric. Ref. 920 K88ma

Minnesota Authors and Illustrators: A Guide to Creators of Books for Children and Young Adults. D. Pagel, 1991. Curric. Ref. 920.077 P133m

More Books By More People: Interviews with 65 Authors of Books for Children. Citation Press, 1974. Curric. Ref. 920.03 H794m 1974

More Junior Authors. Wilson, 1963. Curric. Ref. 920.03 F967m

Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books: 1956-1965: With Acceptance Papers, Biographies and Related Materials Chiefly from the Horn Book Magazine. Horn Book, 1965. Curric. Ref. 028.5 H813n

Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books: 1966-1975: With Acceptance Papers, Biographies and Related Materials Chiefly from the Horn Book Magazine. Horn Book, 1975. Curric. Ref. 028.5 H813ne 1975

Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books: 1976-1985: With Acceptance Papers, Biographies and Related Materials Chiefly from the Horn Book Magazine. Horn Book, 1986. Curric. Ref. 028.5 H813ne 1986

The Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books: 1986-2000: A Comprehensive Guide to the Winners.  American Library Association, 2001.  Curric. Ref. 028.5 H813ne 2001

Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honor Book Winners: Bibliographies and Resource Material Through 1977. Libraries Unlimited, 1982. Curric. Ref. 011.62 N534

Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honor Book Winners: Bibliographies and Resource Material Through 1991. 2nd edition. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1992. Curric. Ref. 011.62 N534 1992

Newbery Medal Books, 1922-1957, with their Authors' Acceptance Papers and Related Material Chiefly from the Horn Book Magazine. Horn Book, 1957. Curric. Ref. 028.5 H813new

Once Upon a Time---: Celebrating the Magic of Children's Books in Honor of the Twentieth Anniversary of Reading Is Fundamental. Putnam, 1986. Curric. 028.5 O58

Picture Books By Latino Writers: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, Parents, and Students.  Linworth, 2002.  Curric. Ref. 016.8109 Y63p

The Phoenix Award of the Children's Literature Association, 1995-1999.  Scarecrow Press, 2001.  PS 490 .P48 2001

The Pied Pipers: Interviews with the Influential Creators of Children's Literature. Paddington Press, 1975. Curric. 820.9 W793p

Popular Nonfiction Authors for Children: A Biographical and Thematic Guide.  Libraries Unlimited, 1998.  Curric. Ref. 015.73 W975p

Profiles in Children's Literature: Discussions with Authors, Artists, and Editors.  Scarecrow Press, 2001.  Curric. Ref. 028.5 W431p

A Sense of Story: Essays on Contemporary Writers for Children. Lippincott, 1971. PN 1009 .A1 T58 1971b

Seventh Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators. Wilson, 1996. Curric. Ref. 920.03 S497 1996

Side By Side: Five Favorite Picture-Book Teams Go to Work.  Walker, 2001.  Curric. 070.5 M322s

Sixth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators. Wilson, 1989. Curric. Ref. 920.03 S625 1989

Something About the Author. Gale, 1971+. Curric. Ref. 920.03 S696

A Sounding of Storytellers. Lippincott, 1979. PN 1009 .A1 T58 1979

Speaking for Ourselves: Autobiographical Sketches By Notable Authors of Books for Young Adults. National Council of Teachers of English, 1990. Curric. Ref. 920 S741

Speaking for Ourselves, Too: More Autobiographical Sketches By Notable Authors of Books for Young Adult. National Council of Teachers of English, 1993. Curric. Ref. 920 S7413

Speaking of Poets: Interviews with Poets Who Write for Children and Young Adults. National Council of Teachers of English, 1993. PS 325 .C7 1993

Speaking of Poets 2: More Interviews with Poets Who Write for Children and Young Adults. National Council of Teachers of English, 1994. PS 325 .C72 1994

St. James Guide to Children's Writers.  St. James Press, 1999.  Curric. Ref. 820.9 S77459

St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers.  St. James Press, 1999.  Curric. Ref. 820.9 S77458

The Storymakers: Illustrating Children's Books: 72 Artists and Illustrators Talk About Their Work.  Pembroke, 1999.  Curric. Ref. 920 S8883

The Storymakers: Writing Children's Books: 83 Authors Talk About Their Work.  Pembroke, 2000.  Curric. Ref. 920 S8882

Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk About the Craft, Creativity, and Process of Writing.  Routledge, 1999.  PR 990 .T35 1999

Talking with Artists: Conversations with Victoria Chess, Pat Cummings, Leo and Diane Dillon, Richard Egielski, Lois Ehlert, Lisa Campbell Ernst, Tom Feelings, Steven Kellogg, Jerry Pinkney, Amy Schwartz, Lane Smith, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner. Bradbury, 1992. Curric. 920 T146

Talking with Artists, Volume 2: Conversations with Thomas B. Allen, Mary Jane Begin, Floyd Cooper, Julie Downing, Denise Fleming, Sheila Hamanka, Kevin Henkes, William Joyce, Maira Kalman, Deborah Nourse Lattimore, Brian Pinkney, Vera B. Williams and David Wisniewski. Simon & Schuster, 1995. Curric. 920 T1462

Talking with Artists, Volume 3: Conversations with Peter Catalanotto, Raul Colon, Lisa Desimini, Jane Dyer, Kevin Hawkes, G. Brian Karas, Betsy Lewin, Ted Lewin, Keiko Narahashi, Elise Primavera, Anna Rich, Peter Sis, Paul O. Zelinsky.  Clarion, 1999.  Curric. 920 T1464

The Telling Line: Essays on Fifteen Contemporary Book Illustrators. Delcorte, 1990. NC 978 .M37 1990

Third Book of Junior Authors. Wilson, 1972. Curric. Ref. 920.03 D384t

A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators. Abrams, 1983. Oversize NC 965 .M49 1983

Twentieth-Century Children's Writers. St. James Press, 1995. Curric. Ref. 820.9 T971

Twentieth-Century Young Adult Writers. St. James Press, 1994. Curric. Ref. 810.9 T971

Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book.  Dutton, 2002.  NC 965 .M345 2002

When I Was Your Age: Original Stories about Growing Up. Candlewick, 1996. Curric. 810.9 W567

Writers for Young Adults. Scribner's, 1997. Curric. Ref. 921 W956

Writers for Young Adults: Supplement 1. Scribner's, 2000. Curric. Ref. 921 W956 Supp. 1

Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Greenwood Press, 1996. PS 374 .Y57 W75 1996

Writers on Writing for Young Adults: Exploring the Authors, the Genre, the Readers, the Issues, and the Critics of Young-Adult Literature. Omnigraphics, 1991. PN 147.5 .W67 1990

Writing Fiction for Children: Stories Only You Can Tell.  University of Illinois Press, 2001.  PN 147.5 .M67 2001

Yesterday's Authors of Books for Children: Facts and Pictures About Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People, from Early Times to 1960. Gale, 1977. Curric. Ref. 920 Y47

Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, 7/04.