authors and illustrators, t-z.

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)


Marc Talbert
Shaun Tan
Edith Tarbescu
Lauren Tarshis
Janet Tashjian (pronounced TASH-ian)
Don Tate
G.P. Taylor
Kim Taylor
Maureen Taylor
Theodore Taylor
Raina Telgemeier
Stephanie Gordon Tessler
Mike Thaler
Jean Thesman (pronounced TESS-man)
Joyce Carol Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine (not a person, but it's the principle of the thing)
Peggy Thomson
Colin Thompson
Kate Thompson
Cate Tiernan
Stephanie S. Tolan
J.R.R. Tolkien
Theresa Tomlinson
John Rowe Townsend
Sue Townsend
Maxine Trottier
Terry Trueman
Alan Trussell-Cullen
Leslie Tryon
Tasha Tudor
Ann Turner
Megan Whalen Turner
Neecy Twinem
Val Tyler


Jean Ure


Charles Vald
Chris Van Allsburg, also a bull terrier fan
Susanna Vance
Vivian Vande Velde
Matthew Van Fleet
Sara Varon
Susan Vaught
Hope Vestergaard
Victor Villaseņor
Judith Viorst
Siobhan Vivian
Ned Vizzini
Cynthia von Buhler
Adrienne Maria Vrettos
An Vrombaut


Ginger Wadsworth
Kris Waldherr
Jill Paton Walsh
Eric Walters
Rick Walton
Lee Wardlaw
Sally Warner
Robin Wasserman
Stephanie Watson
April Halprin Wayland
Will Weaver
Sarah Weeks
Maryann Weidt (pronounced WHITE)
Elizabeth E. Wein (pronounced WEEN)
Leonard Weisgard
Peter J. Welling
Rosemary Wells
Nancy Werlin
Colin West
Robert Westall (not about the author, per se, but still fascinating)
Scott Westerfeld
Laura Whitcomb
E.B. White
Ellen Emerson White
Kathryn White
Matt Whitlock
Walter Wick
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Doug Wilhelm
Hans Wilhelm
Mo Willems
Dar Williams
Sam Williams
Sarah DeFord Williams
Suzanne Williams
Rita Williams-Garcia
Meredith Sue Willis
Bob Wilson
Nancy Hope Wilson
N.D. Wilson
Terri Windling
Linda S. Wingerter
Winnie-the-Pooh (don't quite know what he qualifies as)
Laurel Winter
Rick Winter
Kay Winters
Elizabeth Winthrop
David Wisniewski (pronounced wiz-NESS-key), R.I.P
Ellen Wittlinger
Gretchen Woelfle
Mike Wohnoutka
Susan Wojciechowski
Ashley Wolff
Ferida Wolff
Diane Wolkstein
Janet S. Wong
Audrey Wood
Douglas Wood
Maryrose Wood
Chris Wooding
Elvira Woodruff
Jacqueline Woodson
Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Patricia C. Wrede (pronounced REE-dee)
Johanna Wright
David Wyatt
Melissa Wyatt
Tim Wynne-Jones (who is not related to Diana in any way)


Dan Yaccarino
Rick Yancey
Lisa Yee
Wong Herbert Yee
Thomas F. Yezerski
Jane Yolen
Marly Youmans (pronounced YOE-mans)
Amy L. Young
Dianne Young
Janet Ruth Young
Judy Young
Mary O'Keefe Young


Trevor Zahra
Jane Breskin Zalben
Dan Zanes
Sara Zarr
Lara M. Zeises
Paul O. Zelinsky
Gabrielle Zevin
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Lizabeth Zindel
Paul Zindel
Charlotte Zolotow

more resources.

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.
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