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Books and Beyond for K-5

Favorite Authors
We know that once you read one book from any of these fantastic authors, you'll want to read them all. Click on any author below and you'll find all of the titles we've got! Don't forget you can put a hold on any copy you see in the catalog - just click the "Request" button and follow the online instructions.

Judy Blume
Blume has the heart of a girl and a childlike wonder that comes through in the way she writes. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and they've been translated into more than thirty languages.

Beverly Cleary
Cleary first introduced us to Ramona Quimby in the 1950s. She became interested in writing for children because reading meant so much to her as a child, for which she credits her mother. She is a Newbery Medalist and has also written four books for teens.

Roald Dahl
The young Roald loved stories and books. His mother told Roald and his sisters tales about trolls and other mythical Norwegian creatures. He first became interested in writing children's books by making up bedtime stories for his daughters Olivia and Tessa. This was how James and the Giant Peach came into being.

Dr. Seuss
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon aross the frontier, and when she was grown she told of her adventures in the Little House books. These beloved books have been cherished by millions of readers ever since they were first published over sixty years ago.

 

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