Social Studies



Tedd Arnold

You will like Tedd Arnold's Parts books, the Fly Guy series and the Huggly stories. On his website, you can see how he creates illustrations, and find pictures to print and color.

Jim Aylesworth

A favorite Jim Aylesworth books is Naughty Little Monkeys. It's an alphabet book with excellent detail, and a lot of laughter. You will also like another alphabet book, Old Black Fly, and Our Abe Lincoln, a song you can sing.

Jan Brett

You'll love all of Jan Brett's activities and coloring pages, printable games, and videos. You can even read a book, Hedgie Loves to Read, and see all the beautiful pictures.

Marc Brown

Everyone loves Arthur, and his little sister D. W. Well, here's the author who created them with some fun activities for you.

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is Eric Carle's most famous book, but he has written and illustrated many others. Go to his site to learn about them all.

Beverly Cleary

Visit "The World of Beverly Cleary" and learn all about her and her characters. Take a quiz to see how much you know about Ramona.

Joanna Cole

All those great stories about Mrs. Frizzle come from the ideas of an author who likes to ask questions, and then tries to find the answers. Bet you'll enjoy discovering the answers with her on your Magic School Bus ride.

Christopher Paul Curtis

If you've read The Watsons Go to Birmingham or Bud, Not Buddy, you'll want to check out this site to learn more about a special author, including his advice to young authors.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's name is unusual, but so are his books. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and The Witches were all books of his that were made into fantastic movies. He wrote a lot of other great books also.

Tomie dePaola

The Strega Nona stories are just a few of the books that Tomie dePaola has written or illustrated. In the website section on "Being an Artist", read about the creative process that brings art to his stories.

Patricia Giff

So how many Polk Street School books have you read? Do you like Stacy, Richard "Beast" Best, or another funny character? Garbage Juice for Breakfast sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes must love mice, because they're in so many of his books! On his website, you can watch videos that tell you how he writes and illustrates his books.

Jarrett Krosoczka

You'll love the Punk Farm and Punk Farm on Tour picture books and the Lunch Lady graphic novels. Don't forget to go to the free downloads and listen to the Punk Farm music. You'll have to get up and dance!

Mercer Mayer

His most famous books are about Little Critter, and on this website, you'll find pages to color, songs to sing, and lots of other fun stuff. Don't forget to read the books!

Dav Pilkey

Now what kid doesn't love Dog Breath or Captain Underpants? Adults might have trouble with the humor, but kids - they love it. So play the "Super Diaper Baby" game, and have some laughs with this popular author.

Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney has the most beautiful pictures. I don't even know which is my favorite. There's The Talking Eggs, Minty, Mirandy and Brother Wind, John Henry. Wow! The list goes on and on!

Patricia Polacco

Some of the best read-alouds ever, and much to be learned about family, being true to yourself, having compassion, honoring friendships, and so much more. Chicken Sunday always makes me cry at the end, every single time.

Dr. Seuss

Go to Seussville, and have a fabulous time. Be sure you have the sound turned up on your computer. You don't want to miss anything.

Lemony Snicket

You're promised a series of unfortunate events at this website. You can find out about the Affliceted Author, The Bothersome Books, some Vile Videos, Dire Diversions, and other very "unpleasant" things. You're even advised to "scream and run away".

Chris Van Allsburg

Remember Polar Express and Jumanji, and Two Bad Ants? Chris Van Allsburg's pictures are so real, you expect to reach out and touch the real thing. Many puzzles, scavenger hunts, story writing, coloring, and other activities are waiting for you.

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