Mr. Nale's
Virtual Classroom

AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS

  • Laurie's Bookshelf
    The author of acclaimed novels Speak and Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson, has created pages about her life, works and her own teen read and web site recommendations.
     
  • Avi’s Home Page
    Avi, author of such stories as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing But the Truth, and The Fighting Ground, answers questions and talks about his books.
     
  • Haemi Balgassi
    She is the author of Peacebound Trains and Tao’s Sonata.
     
  • John Bellairs
    Bellairs is the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls and The Curse of the Blue Figurine.
     
  • Ludwig Bemelmans
    Enjoy the fun of getting to know the creator and his books about Madeline.
     
  • Enid Blyton
    Visit and learn about the author of the Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers, and St Clares series.
     
  • Jan Brett’s Home Page
    You’ll find everything from trolls to armadillos on this author/illustrator’s page. She has created The Mitten, That Hat, Armadillo Rodeo, The Trouble with Trolls, and Berlioz the Bear.
     
  • Official Eric Carle Web Site.
    For fans of the famous author/illustrator and his books such as The Very Hungry Catepillar, Do You Want To Be My Friend, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.
     
  • Beverly Cleary
    Learn all about this author and the many characters from her books. Then take a quiz to see how well you know them!
     
  • Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden, Portland, Oregon
    There are sculptures of Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ribsy in a park only a few blocks from the real Klickitat Street!
     
  • The Roald Dahl Home Page
    This is a treasure house of information about the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Requires Flash plug-in.
     
  • Kristine O'Connell George
    This site promotes poetry and activities involving poetry for children. George also includes information about her life and books.
     
  • Virginia Hamilton
    A wonderful author who wrote The House of Dies Drear and The People Could Fly. She also won the Newbery Award for M.C. Higgins the Great and was awarded the Newbery Honor for The Planet of Junior Brown and Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush.
     
  • Will Hobbs
    Hobbs, author of outdoor adventure stories, includes biographical information, a list of books, questions and answers, an online quiz and teaching suggestions for some of his books.
     
  • Deborah Hopkinson
    Author of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt and Birdie’s Lighthouse.
     
  • Official Brian Jacques Home Page
    If you’re a fan of the Redwall books, here’s the site for you! It includes information on the author of Redwall, Mattimeo and The Long Patrol.
     
  • Jane Kurtz.
    Welcome to the site of the author of Fire on the Mountain and Pulling the Lion’s Tale.
     
  • The Mary E. Lyons Den
    Learn about the author who wrote Sorrow’s Kitchen and Letters from a Slave Girl.
     
  • Suse MacDonald
    Learn about the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book Alphabatics.
     
  • Ann McGovern
    Look at actual photos showing the author swimming with sharks and sitting on a camel. She is the author of many books including Lady in the Box and If You Grew Up in Colonial Times.
     
  • Robin McKinley
    The official site for this fantasy author who wrote Blue Sword and Beauty and won the Newbery for The Hero and the Crown.
     
  • Learning About Jim Murphy
    This site should answer your questions about the author of The Great Fire and A Young Patriot as well as offer some special insights into his work.
     
  • Leslea Newman's Kids Page
    Newman is the author of picture books, chapter books, and books for high school students including Heather Has Two Mommies, Cats, Cats, Cats!, and Fat Chance.
     
  • Katherine Paterson Web Site
    The official site called Terabithia that explores the work of the author of Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie, and Jacob Have I Loved.
     
  • Dav Pilkey
    Great fun wondering through this site created by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey who wrote The Paperboy, Kat Kong, and Dogzilla.
     
  • Gary Paulsen
    Here is the author of Hatchet, Dogsong, The Crossing, The Winter Room, and other great reads.
     
  • Robert Quackenbush
    This site presents the author, his books, school visits, and workshops. His books include Henry Babysits, Sherlock Chick and the Giant Egg Mystery, and the Miss Mallard Mystery Series.
     
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith
    This official Web site not only includes biographical and bibliographical information but also includes recommended fantasy, horror, and multicultural books by other authors.
     
  • Janet Stevens
    She is the illustrator of To Market, To Market and Gates of the Wind, and she wrote and illustrated From Pictures to Words (A Book About Making a Book).
     
  • Colin Thompson
    Australian author/illustrator of wonderful stories like Tower to the Sun.
     
  • Megan Whalen Turner
    Includes reviews and analysis of this author’s Newbery Honor winning book The Thief.
     
  • Learning about Laurence Yep
    He is the author of many novels set in both China and the United States such as Child of the Owl, Dragonwings, Sweetwater, and Dragon’s Gate.

 

FAVORITE CHILDREN'S STORIES

  • Aesop’s Fables
    This online version of Aesop’s Fables includes the full public domain texts—638 fables. There are images from the Dore illustrations and the beginnings of audio texts.
     
  • Aesop’s Fables Read
    Aesop’s Fables, in two versions for each tale, all with illustrations done by students in a computing art class.
     
  • American Girls Series
    An American Girl is a unique current girls’ series by Valerie Tripp, Janet Beele Shaw, Connie Porter, Susan S. Adler, and Maxine Schur. The series title is American Girls Collection. The American Girls stories are told through the eyes of girls living in different time periods. This site expands on the stories and has a club for fans of American Girls.
     
  • Animorphs Page
    The home page for this popular paperback series of young people with the capacity to morph into animals of great power in order to fight alien enemies. Written by K. A. Applegate.
     
  • The Arthur Page
    For Arthur fans everywhere! This site is maintained by PBS and features games and children’s art. A very popular site for younger children who love the character created by Marc Brown.
     
  • Baby-Sitters’ Club Page
    What’s happening at the Baby-Sitters’ Club? Visit this site to learn about the characters and adventures.
     
  • Berenstain Bears
    The official Berenstain Bears site, includes activities and lists of books.
     
  • Betsy-Tacy Homepage
    Maybe this Web page is the first you have ever heard of the well-loved series about girls growing up in turn-of-the century Minnesota.
     
  • Bookmuse's Kid's Corner
    This site promotes the reading of great books through provoking questions and support materials that encourage reading and book discussion. Arranged by reading level and genre.
     
  • Children’s Storybook Online
    Read lots of exciting stories like “Round Bird Can’t Fly,” “Grow Your Own Gargoyle,” and “The Wumpalump.”
     
  • Come Home to Little House
    This companion site to the original Laura Ingalls Wilder series includes online activities, character descriptions, and more.
     
  • Fun with Spot
    Fans of Eric Hill's Spot books will enjoy playing these games and reading the animated versions of some of these books. Shock wave plugin required.
     
  • Goodnight Stories
    This is the place to come if you want to curl up with a good cyber book or just play a game.
     
  • The Goosebumps Page
    Enter if you dare! Meet R. L. Stine and the many tales he has created for you in this scary place.
     
  • Guys Read
    Author Jon Scieszka makes suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they want to read.
     
  • HarperChildrens.com
    A place to do fun things, learn about books, and meet authors. This is an exciting site maintained by HarperCollins for its children’s books.
     
  • Kidsreads.com
    This site offers a place for parents and children to explore books and their reviews.
     
  • Lemony Snicket
    As Lemony Snicket says, this site is filled with "dreadful images," "wretched information," and "unnerving games."

    Magic School Bus Page
    What are Ms. Frizzle and her class doing now? This site encourages you to work with many aspects of the Magic School Bus Adventures.
     
  • My Little House on the Prairie Home Page
    From Jennifer Slegg, a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, this site explores a classic series of books by Wilder.
     
  • Narnia
    This elegantly designed site devoted to C. S. Lewis's fantasy classics provides information about the books, the creatures and people of Narnia.
     
  • Online Adventures of Captain Underpants
    Scholastic's site for fans of Captain Underpants is not to be missed. Of course, there is a load of "fun stuff" - Click-o-Rama, Professor Poopypants' Name Change-o-Chart 2000, and Make your own Comic. In addition, there is information about the author and the characters.
     
  • The Peter Rabbit Web Site
    The official and definitive site on the world of Beatrix Potter. Potter's favorite characters and other aspects of her work can be viewed at a wide selection of art exhibitions, theatrical performances, displays and local events.
     
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
    Information on this favorite book by Norman Juster, including bibliographies and other things