• Popular Authors

    One of my favorite things to do is to meet authors and illustrators and hear them talk about the books they have written or illustrated.  I also enjoy adding their books to my private collection and having them autograph their books for me.  One way for me to keep this special memory is to have my picture taken with them.  I have a collection of about 75 autographed books by my favorite children's authors.  I like showing the pictures to my students and telling them about my experience when I met a particular author.

    Crummel   Janet   Both

    Author: Susan Stevens Crummel and Illustrator Janet Stevens Title: The Donkey Egg 

    Susan's website   


    Authors: Brian Selznick and David Serlin Title: Baby Monkey, Private Eye

    Brian's website and Baby Monkey Private Eye       

    David L. Harrison

    Author: David L. Harrison Title: Crawly School for Bugs, Poems to Drive You Buggy

    David's website 

    Astronaut Clayton Anderson

    Author: Astronaut Clayton Anderson Title: A is For Astronaut:blasting throught the alphabet

    Clayton's website

    Jon Klaasen

    Author: Jon Klassen Title: This Is Not My Hat (Caldecott Medal Winner 2013)

    Jon's website

     John Grandits

    Author: John Grandits Title: Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus

    Texas Bluebonnet Winner 2014 Author John Grandits' website  

     Author:John Grandits and Illustrator:Michael Allen Austin

    Author:John Grandits and Illustrator:Michael Allen Austin Title: Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus

    Texas Bluebonnet 2014 Winner Illustrator Michael Allen Austin's website 
     Anna Westbrook

    Author & Illustrator: Anna Westbrook Titles: You Can't Read This Book and I Can Never Stop Coloring

    Anna's website

    Geofreey Hayes

     Author: Geoffrey Hayes Title: Benny and Penny in The Big No-No!

    2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal Award Winner: 
    Geoffrey's website  Watch this short video he did on the importance of picture books

    Peter Sis

     Author & Illustrator: Peter Sis Title: Madlenka

    Information on Peter Sis



    Author and Illustrator: Grace Lin Titles: Ling and Ting ALSO Year of the Dog: a Novel

    Grace's website 

    Tony Buzzeo

     Author: Tony Buzzeo Title: But I Read It On the Internet

    Tony's website 

     Willy Claflin

     Author: Willy Claflin Title: The Uglified Ducky: A Maynard Moose Tale

    Texas Bluebonnet Winner 2011, his website

     Richard Peck

     Author: Richard Peck Title: Year Down Yonder

    Information on Richard Peck

     Jamie Lee Curtis

    Author: Jamie Lee Curtis Title: I'm Gonna Like Me

    Information on Jamie Lee Curtis books

     Dan Yaccarino

    Author: Dan Yaccarino Title: The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Costeau

    Dan's website 

     Matt Phelan

    Author: Matt Phelan Title: The Storm in the Barn

    Matt's website

     Raina Telgemeier

    Author: Raina Telgemeier Title: The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels

    Raina's website

     Lauren Myracle

    Author: Lauren Myracle Title: Eleven

    Lauren's website

     Susan Stevens Crummel

    Author: Susan Stevens Crummel Title: Help Me, Mr. Mutt!

    Texas Bluebonnet Winner 2010 Susan's website


    Susan Stevens Crummel & I when she visited our school in 2019.

     Jeff Kinney

    Author: Jeff Kinney Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

    Wimpy Kid website

     Andrew Clements

    Author: Andrew Clements Title: Extra Credit

    Andrew's website

     Tomie dePaola

    Author: Tomie dePaola Title: 26 Fairmont Avenue

    Tomie's website www.tomie.com

     Henry Winkler

    Author: "The Fonz" Henry Winkler Title: Hank Zipzer Series

    Information on Hank Zipzer books

      Dave Barry Ridley Pearson

    Authors: Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson Title: Peter and the Starcatcher Series

    Dave's website

     Lucy Nolan

    Author: Lucy Nolan Title: Down Girl and Sit

    Texas Bluebonnet Winner 2008
    Lucy's books

     John Erickson

    Author: John Erickson Title: Hank the Cowdog Series

    Hank the Cowdog books


    2018 picture with John. L. Erickson

     Christopher Paul Curtis

    Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Title: Bud, Not Buddy

    Christopher's website

     Gordan Korman

    Author: Gordan Korman Title: Swindle

    Gordan's books

     Patricia MacLachlan

    Author: Patricia MacLachlan Title: Sarah, Plain & Tall

    Information on Patricia's books

     Lemony Snicket - Daniel Handler

    Author: Lemony Snicket Series: A Series Of Unfortunate Events

    Lemony Snicket is the pen name of Daniel Handler

    Daniel's website
    Information on A Series of Unfortunate series

     Denise Fleming

    Author: Denise Fleming Title: Buster

    Denise's website

    Kevin Henkes

    Author: Kevin Henkes Title: Olive's Ocean

    Kevin's website

     Rosemary Wells

    Author: Rosemary Wells Title: Max & Ruby Books

    Rosemary's website

     Joe Hayes

    Author: Joe Hayes Title: Ghost Fever

    Texas Bluebonnet Winner 2007
    Information on Joe Hayes


    2018 picture with Joe Hayes

     Cynthia DeFelice

    Author: Cynthia DeFelice Title: One Potato, Two Potato

    Texas Bluebonnet Winner 2009
    Cynthia's website

     Jon Scieszka

    Author: Jon Scieszka Title: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

    One of John's websites and Guys Read website

     Kimberly Willis Holt

    Author: Kimberly Willis Holt Title: Piper Reed Navy Brat


     Suzanne Bloom

    Author: Suzanne Bloom Title: A Splendid Friend, Indeed


     Matt Tavares

    Author: Matt Tavares Title: Henry Aaron's Dream


     Rick Riordan

    Author: Rick Riordan Title: The Lightning Thief


     Gary Paulsen

    Author: Gary Paulsen Title: Mudshark


     Annie Barrows

    Author: Annie Barrows Title: Ivy + Bean Series