100 Most Popular Picture Book Authors and Illustrators

by Sharron L. McElmeel

Published by Libraries Unlimited


100 Most Popular Picture Book Authors and Illustrators


Featuring 100 beloved and celebrated picture book authors and illustrators, this book contains biographical sketches, photos, and selected bibliographies. Included are 100 plus most popular authors and illustrators of picture books.


What the reviewers have to say:

"McElmeel successfully and accurately helps librarians connect young readers with a favorite author or illustrator. This should become a library staple--Highly Recommended." - Library Talk


"Because this volume contains much timely and up-dated information on both relative newcomers and old stalwarts, it should be found in every library that services children and their advocates. Highly recommended." - Catholic Library World


"An attractive and useful addition to the existing bio-bibliographical reference worksin children's literature. Recommended for public and school libraries." - Library Journal


"This new titles by McElmeel is a worthwhile purchase for institutions that serve teachers, potential teachers, or other adults who are interested in making picture books come alive for youngsters. These one hundred artists are a fascinating bunch. Children and teachers alike will relish the details. Recommended for public, school, and academic libraries." - Reference & User Services Quarterly


"Worth a look." -- Western Connecticut Library Council: Bulletin Board for Children's Librarians. June 2001.


"This solid resource offers brief yet substantial biographies of some of the best-known authors and illustrators of books for children. The alphabetical entries are clearly written and engaging.... Sketches contain nearly all of the facts that students doing reports would want to know and include some reflections on the nature of the creators' work and how it may have been shaped by their life experiences  McElmeel's splendid book deserves a place on library shelves." - School Library Journal


"Will make a fine addition...Useful for a Book Week author research study activity." - School Library Media Activities Monthly


"The information on the web pages is seldom as comprehensive as the biographical sketches and bibliographies included in Sharron's work. - Iowa Reading Journal


"The breadth and browsability increase its utility to growing and grown researchers." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Authors/Illustrators featured in the book with updates as new information becomes available:
©2000, Sharron L. McElmeel. ISBN 1-56308-647-6


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