At the suggestion of PTO parents and teachers, in 2008, the Children's Dept staff developed 24 kits called Author Adventures focusing on children's book authors and illustrators...and they are ready for you to check out! Each kit contains 8-10 titles by the author, biographical info, websites and, in some kits, activities to go with some of the titles. Selected kits also include video biographies, stories on video and audio cassette stories.
Kit Authors are:
Verna Aardema ~ Alma Flor Ada ~ Aliki ~ Frank Asch ~ Jan Brett ~ Marc Brown ~ Eve Bunting ~ Virginia Burton ~ Eric Carle ~ Nancy Carlson ~ Donald Crews ~ Roald Dahl ~ Tomie De Paola ~ Kate DiCamillo ~ Lois Ehlert ~ Susan Elya ~ Denise Fleming ~ Mem Fox ~ Don Freeman ~ Gail Gibbons ~ Paul Goble ~ Eloise Greenfield ~ Kevin Henkes ~ Tana Hoban ~ Pat Hutchins ~ Ezra Jack Keats ~ Steven Kellogg ~ Arnold Lobel ~ Patricia McKissack ~ David McPhail ~ James Marshall ~ Bill Martin ~ Mercer Mayer ~ Bernard Most ~ Robert Munsch ~ Bill Peet ~ Marcus Pfister ~ Patricia Polacco ~Cynthia Rylant ~ Maurice Sendak ~ Dr. Seuss ~ William Steig ~ Nancy Tafuri ~ Bernard Waber ~ Martin Waddell ~ Rosemary Wells ~ Vera Williams ~ Audrey and Don Wood
Just stop in to pick a kit off the shelves near the Teacher Tower or call the Children's Dept to reserve a kit with your teacher's card and we will ship out to public schools via your MJSD van. To check availability online, go to our cataloge and search under "Author Adventure Kits" in the title search.