Author Websites

Here’s the spot to find links to author and series websites with kid-friendly material. These writer and book sites are a wonderful way to encourage readers to discover more about their favorite titles and maybe even inspire them to read more.  Parents and teachers can use the biographic information for lessons and learning. (Check back often for new links!)

Kwame Alexander
Over at and through the Book-in-a-Day literacy program, poet and writer Kwame Alexander reaches and empowers young people.

Beverly Cleary
You can find Beverly Cleary’s Ramona and friends at

Eoin Colfer
Quirky and mysterious, the website offers plenty of fun things to check out.

Roald Dahl
At, learn about Roald Dahl, his life and works, and about the work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

Kate DiCamillo
Newbery Medal winner and Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo has a fun Q+A on her site where she answers questions like whether or not her dog’s name is Winn-Dixie.

Laurie Friedman
Author Laurie Friedman’s character, Mallory McDonald, has her very own website with information about Mallory and her friends along with recipes and printable activities. Go to

Jody Feldman
Another fun site that is jam-packed with puzzles and activities to explore is This is the online office of Jody Feldman, author of The Gollywhopper Games and The Seventh Level.

Bruce Hale
Bruce Hale’s website is a great place to spend time with Chet Gekko, Private Eye. You can even learn how to draw Chet yourself. Check out

Jeff Kinney
Kids who can’t get enough of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series should head over to for all the latest news about the series and its busy author.

Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry‘s warm personality shines through in the biographic details on her website She writes that though her books are varied in content and style, “all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections.”

R.J. Palacio
Honor the spirt of R.J. Palacio‘s amazing Wonder by visiting and interacting with

Rick Riordan
We love author Rick Riordan‘s nickname (Publishers Weekly called him “Storyteller of the Gods”). Whether your reader liked Percy Jackson and the Olympians; the Kane Chronicles or the Heroes of Olympus series (or all of the above!), they can find out more about the books and their author at

Madeleine L’Engle
Madeleine L’Engle passed away in 2007, leaving behind generations of fans of her books. Visit to learn her story and more about her many novels.

Dav Pilkey
Nothing subdued whatsoever is going on on Captain Underpants‘ author Dav Pilkey‘s website, — just the way his fans like it!

J.K. Rowling
Though J.K. Rowling has her own website, the best place for Harry Potter fans to go is, the “digital heart of the Wizarding World.”

Rachel Renée Russell
The superstar author of the popular Dork Diaries series has a fun, vibrant site at

Louis Sachar
Your reader may have discovered award-winning author Louis Sachar though his novel Holes, but he’s written many others, which they can research and learn about at

Rebecca Stead
When You Reach Me author Rebecca Stead shares her story on her website,, along with advice for visitors: “Some people will tell you that real writers don’t use parentheticals (which is nonsense). The most important thing to know about writing is that there are no rules.”

Trenton Lee Stewart
On, the site for the popular Mysterious Benedict Society series, you can learn about author Trenton Lee Stewart, play games inspired by his books and find out about upcoming events.

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Learn about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series, at This is the site of her historic home and museum.

Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson, author of such critically acclaimed books as Brown Girl Dreaming has sections on for readers, teachers and caregivers.

School Library Media Kids
Here’s a fun site with an even better name . . . Slime Kids, which stands for School Library Media Kids. It’s packed full of book reviews, book trailers, author websites and games.

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