authors and illustrators, k-o.

Authors' homepages are either by the authors themselves, educators/resource collectors, or devoted fans (especially when said author is dead). I have not listed any publisher pages; they're not usually as comprehensive. (Updated 8 11 10)

K

Lene Kaaberboel
Cynthia Kadohata
Maira Kalman (pronounced MY-ra)
Tracy Kane
Victoria Kann
Melissa Kantor
G. Brian Karas
Roberta Karim
Jan Karon
Kathleen Karr
Susan Katz
Welwyn Winton Katz
Alan N. Kay
Elizabeth Kay
Verla Kay
Meg Kearney
Ezra Jack Keats (real name: Jacob Ezra Katz)
Sally M. Keehn
Peg Kehret
Kristen Kemp
X.J. and Dorothy Kennedy
Mona Kerby
M.E. Kerr
Cristina Kessler
Liza Ketchum (who has also written as "Liza Ketchum Murrow")
Alexander Key
Rukhsana Khan
Garry Kilworth
Eric Kimmel
Patrice Kindl (worlds better, in my opinion, than this)
Katherine Kirkpatrick
Jo S. Kittinger
Jim Kjelgaard
Ellen Klages (pronounced CLAY-jes)
Annette Curtis Klause
Elisa Kleven
Suzy Kline
Kate and Sarah Klise
Hilary Knight
Michelle Knudsen
Barbara Knutson
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
Kathe Koja (pronounced KOH-jah)
Jackie French Koller
Robin Michal Koontz
Gerit Kopietz and Jörg Sommer
Gordon Korman
Laurie Krebs
Stephen Krensky
Uma Krishnaswami
Stephen Kroninger
Paul Kropp
Jarrett Krosoczka (pronounced crow-SOSH-ka)
Kathleen Krull
Kathleen V Kudlinski
Jane Kurtz
Laura McGee Kvasnosky

L

Alexandria LaFaye
Angela Lago
Camille LaGuire
Sarah Lamstein
Sonja Lamut
Elaine Landau
Dena Landon
Lucinda Landon
Brian Langdo
Justine Larbalestier (pronounced lar-ba-LES-tee-er)
Kym Lardner (who is male)
Carl Larsson
Kathryn Lasky
Rhiannon Lassiter
Dorothy Lathrop
Amy Laundrie
Bianca Lavies
Caroline Lawrence
Michael Lawrence
Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Martine Leavitt
Dennis Lee
Tanith Lee
Loreen Leedy
Amanda Lees
Jennifer L. B. Leese
Ursula K. Le Guin
Madeleine L'Engle
Lois Lenski
Lois Gladys Leppard
Julius Lester
Laura Leuck
Gail Carson Levine
Herbert M. Levine
Shar Levine
David Levithan, who is also the man behind PUSH
Sonia Levitin
Elizabeth Levy (pronounced LEH-vee)
Betsy Lewin
Ted Lewin
Beverly Lewis
C.S. Lewis
E.B. Lewis
J. Patrick Lewis
Richard Lewis
Rob Lewis
Brian Lies (pronounced LEES)
Patricia Lillie
Grace Lin
Astrid Lindgren, R.I.P.
Robert Lipsyte
Janet Taylor Lisle
Deborah Lisson
Jean Little
Penelope Lively
Sally Lloyd-Jones
E. Lockhart
Hugh Lofting
D. Anne Love
Maud Hart Lovelace
Lois Lowry
David Lubar
Janet Lunn
Eric Luper
Barry Lyga
Tracy Lynn
Kelly Starling Lyons
Mary E. Lyons

M

David Macaulay
Amy MacDonald
Ross MacDonald
Suse Macdonald
Ruth Doan MacDougall
Rob MacGregor
Roy MacGregor (Warning: sound)
Dandi Daley Mackall
JoAnn Early Macken
Carolyn Mackler
Sue Macy
Kerry Madden
Betsy and Giulio Maestro
Michelle Magorian
Gregory Maguire
Margaret Mahy (pronounced MAH-HEE, as in mahi mahi)
Barbara Maitland
John Malam
Peter Mandel
John Manders
Celeste Davidson Mannis
Paul Many
Fred Marcellino
Leonard Marcus, the Unofficial Historian of Children's Books
Juliet Marillier
Louise Marley
Jan Mark
Melissa Marr
John Marsden
James Marshall
Bill Martin, Jr.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Rafe Martin
Alfred Martino
Carmela Martino
Jean Marzollo
Wendy Mass
Sophie Masson
Susan Rowan Masters
Carol Matas
Nancy Matson
Kezi Matthews
Salley Mavor
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter
Walter Mayes
Nancy McArthur
Amy McAuley
Megan McCafferty
Anne McCaffrey
Laura Williams McCaffrey
Bruce McCall
Meghan McCarthy
Peter McCarty
Robert McCloskey, R.I.P.
Karen McCombie
Patricia McCormick
Wendy McCormick
Michael McCurdy
Lurlene McDaniel
Janet McDonald
Joyce McDonald
Megan McDonald
Meme McDonald
Matt McElligott
Oisín McGann (pronounced UH-sheen)
Alison McGhee
Alice McGill
Ann McGovern
Leslie McGuirk
Gillian McHale
Hilary McKay
Patricia A. McKillip
Robin McKinley
Alice McLerran
Bruce McMillan
James McMullan
Kate McMullan
Janet McNaughton
Sylvia McNicoll
Jen McVeity
Margaret Meacham
Stephen Meader
Angela Shelf Medearis
Nico Medina
OR Melling
Laura Krauss Melmed
Billy Merrell
Carolyn Meyer
Stephenie Meyer
Ben Mikaelsen
Debbie S. Miller
Liz Million
Claudia Mills
Wendell Minor
Anne Miranda
Stephen Mitchell
Mary S. Moffat
Judith Moffatt
Bel Mooney
Cyd Moore
Elaine Moore
Pat Mora
Nicola Morgan
Jaclyn Moriarty
Ann Morris
Deborah Morris
Jackie Morris
Bernard Most
Jess Mowry
William Allen Muñoz
Roxie Munro
Robert Munsch
Claire Rudolf Murphy
Jim Murphy
Rita Murphy
Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Lauren Myracle (pronounced MIE-racle)

N

Beverley Naidoo
Lensey Namioka
Diane Namm
Christopher Nance
Donna Jo Napoli
Scott Nash
Blake Nelson
Kadir Nelson
Marilyn Nelson
Theresa Nelson
E. Nesbit
John Neufeld
Barbara Johansen Newman
Lesléa Newman
John Nez
Dorinda Nicholson
William Nicholson
Garth Nix
Joan Lowery Nixon
Josephine Nobisso
Elizabeth Noble
Perry Nodelman
Han Nolan
Jerdine Nolen
Cheryl Kirk Noll
Matt Novak
Deborah Noyes
Laura Joffe Numeroff

O

Sheldon Oberman, RIP
Dianne Ochiltree
Barbara O'Connor
Scott O'Dell
Sally Odgers
Ruth Ohi
Janette Oke
Nnedi Okorafor
Kevin O'Malley
Kenneth Oppel
Wendy Orr
Nancy Osa
Mary Pope Osborne
Matt Ottley
Jerrie Oughton

more resources.

Don Gallo's Authors 4 Teens
McDougall Littell has a number of excellent author/student interviews
The Internet Public Library has an "Ask the Author" page, featuring Natalie Babbitt, the late Robert Cormier, and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, among others.
Kay Vandergrift's Author/Illustrator Pages are way comprehensive.
As is Denise Ortakales' overview of women who illustrate children's books.
The Washington Children's Book Guild has lots of member sites linked.
If you don't know how to pronounce someone's name, go to TeachingBooks, and you can hear the answer from the source.

Go to Authors A-C.
Go to Authors D-F.
Go to Authors G-J.
Go to Authors P-S.
Go to Authors T-Z.
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Go back to the teen survey page.
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