Meet the Authors of Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Who better to inspire and inform teachers than successful children and young adult writers?  The following videos from PBS LearningMedia provide you opportunities to meet authors and learn about their revealing experiences and projects:

Eeyore’s Books for Children (Grades 4-7)  Brian Selznick received a hands-on education in children’s literature at a popular Manhattan book store.  See how working in a bookstore helped him learn about children’s literature and launch his career as a children’s book illustrator.

An Exquisite Corpse (Grades 4-9)  Shannon Hale is involved in a year-long progressive story project for kids with top young adult authors contributing chapters to raise awareness of children’s literature and encourage kids to read and write.

 Anita Silvey (Grades K-12)  Find out what Anita Silvey thinks about the future of the book and listen to the thrilling real-life anecdote about the creators of Curious George. As she says, “Every children’s book tells a story, but every children’s book has a story behind it.”

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