Calling on all 4th, 5th or 6th graders!
This pathfinder will help you find children and young adult fiction authors who have received the Newbery award. The Newbery is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. You will be able to find links to biographies and interviews with these authors in print, podcasts and in streaming video. If you want to learn about the books these authors have written, then that information is available here too.
To begin your research of Newbery authors, you must first know which authors have won a Newbery award. Click here to find Newbery authors.
If you need help deciding which Newbery author would be fascinating to you, ask your teacher, or ask me, Mrs. Weyant.
Then search the rest of Hook Me Up With a Newbery Author to learn more about this author.
Houghton Mifflin Reading
Come to this site to learn about your author and their books. There are links to the author's official website or similar site. If you want to learn about Jerry Spinelli (and who doesn't?) click on his picture. For more authors click here.
Reading is Fundamental
Click here to learn more about your author while reading about them in an interview. Find out which books you want to read by reading reviews from kids. Click on Karen Cushman to read a review of Catherine, Called Birdy
This site makes author searching easy. Use the first letter of your author's last name and click on the letter at the top of the page. Once you find your author you will be taken to helpful sites that will provide lots of information about the author and their books. Give Avi a try! Then click here.
The Children's Book Council
If you know your author, then searching this site is a piece of cake. Search by your author's last name, because all of the authors are arranged alphabetically. Once you've taken a peek at Betsy Byars, then check out the rest of the authors here.
Beware! This website is only for advanced technology users.
You're going to love hearing and seeing your favorite authors while you watch their podcasts. Check out Katherine Patterson's up above and then click here for more authors. Click here to read the transcript or watch a video of the author of your choice.
Searching the library catalog for books written about your author
General Keyword: Newbery author
Subject Keyword: children's authors
Subject Keyword: children's biography
Author Keyword search by last name.
General Keyword: children's autobiography
Subject Keyword: children's autobiography
Series Keyword: children's
Lucky Number 92
I'm at the library, now where do I go? Books about children and young adult authors are found in the biography section of the library. This section starts with the number 92. After the number is the first five letters of the author's last name. So, if you are looking for Jane Yolen, then books about her can be found at 92 Yolen.
Where can I find books written by my Newbery author?
Books written by Newbery authors will be in the fiction (F) section. They are in alphabetical order by the first five letters of the authors last name. If you want to find Snaggle Doodles by Patricia Reilly Giff look for F Giff.
Visit me at the library.
If you need additional help come to the school library. The library is open 7am to 4pm M-F. If the library is closed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me.
Mary Weyant, Library Media Specialist