Authors' homepages are either by the authors themselves, educators/resource collectors, or devoted fans (especially when said author is dead). I have not listed any publisher pages; they're not usually as comprehensive. (Updated 3 23 10)
Janet Tashjian (pronounced TASH-ian)
Stephanie Gordon Tessler
Jean Thesman (pronounced TESS-man)
Joyce Carol Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine (not a person, but it's the principle of the thing)
Stephanie S. Tolan
John Rowe Townsend
Megan Whalen Turner
Chris Van Allsburg, also a bull terrier fan
Vivian Vande Velde
Matthew Van Fleet
Cynthia von Buhler
Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Jill Paton Walsh
April Halprin Wayland
Maryann Weidt (pronounced WHITE)
Elizabeth E. Wein (pronounced WEEN)
Peter J. Welling
Robert Westall (not about the author, per se, but still fascinating)
Ellen Emerson White
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sarah DeFord Williams
Meredith Sue Willis
Nancy Hope Wilson
Linda S. Wingerter
Winnie-the-Pooh (don't quite know what he qualifies as)
David Wisniewski (pronounced wiz-NESS-key), R.I.P
Janet S. Wong
Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Patricia C. Wrede (pronounced REE-dee)
Tim Wynne-Jones (who is not related to Diana in any way)
Wong Herbert Yee
Thomas F. Yezerski
Marly Youmans (pronounced YOE-mans)
Amy L. Young
Janet Ruth Young
Mary O'Keefe Young
Jane Breskin Zalben
Lara M. Zeises
Paul O. Zelinsky
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Don Gallo's Authors 4 Teens
McDougall Littell has a number of excellent author/student interviews
The Internet Public Library has an "Ask the Author" page, featuring Natalie Babbitt, the late Robert Cormier, and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, among others.
Kay Vandergrift's Author/Illustrator Pages are way comprehensive.
As is Denise Ortakales' overview of women who illustrate children's books.
The Washington Children's Book Guild has lots of member sites linked.
If you don't know how to pronounce someone's name, go to TeachingBooks, and you can hear the answer from the source.
Go to Authors A-C.
Go to Authors D-F.
Go to Authors G-J.
Go to Authors K-O.
Go to Authors P-S.
Go back to the main children's page.
Go back to the teen survey page.