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Meet the Author Collection

Meet the Author

An Author Visit in Every Book — Great Collection to Inform & Inspire Students to Become Readers and Writers – Now 6 Are Available in Softcover!

Give children an inside view of the writing process with these 27 popular and award-winning author autobiographies, written especially for grades 2-5. Engaging text and fascinating, full-color photographs invite children to see how their favorite authors turn ideas into books, and how they organize their writing days. Students will learn what is involved in developing a story, editing and revising, and how the authors became writers.

Meet the Author books are:

  • Excellent resources to engage your students in the writing process
  • Perfect for author studies
  • Authentic models of good writing inspiring to young writers
  • Hardcover and softcover selections

F/P Level:                O
Grade Level:            2-5                 
Page Count:            32   
Word Count:            250+

Paperback Single = $9.00
Hardcover Single = $14.95

MTA Complete Paperback Collection (6 Books)

Item#: A727PB

If You Give an Author a Pencil 

Laura Numeroff
Author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Dogs Don’t Wear Sneakers, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and more.

Featured in this package:

Meet the Author:
Paperback Collection

Item#: A736PB

Still Firetalking

Patricia Polacco
Author of The Keeping Quilt; The Blessing Cup; Fiona’s Lace; Bully; Rechenka’s Eggs; Thank you, Mr. Falker; Mrs. Katz and Tush and more.

Item#: A702PB

Best Wishes

Cynthia Rylant
Author of the Henry and Mudge stories, Newbery Award winner Missing May, and Caldecott Honor book I Was Young in the Mountains and more.

Featured in this package:

Meet the Author:
Paperback Collection

Item#: A725PB

From Paper Airplanes to Outer Space 

Seymour Simon
Author of outstanding nonfiction books Tornadoes and Seymour Simon’s Book of Trucks and more.

Featured in this package:

Meet the Author:
Paperback Collection

Item #: A735PB

Before It Wriggles Away

Janet Wong
Poet/Author of more than twenty-five books for children and young adults, and winner of the 2021 NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award.

Item#: A701PB

A Letter from Phoenix Farm

Jane Yolen
Author of Caldecott Medal winner Owl Moon and more.

Featured in this package:

Meet the Author:
Paperback Collection

MTA Complete Hardcover Collection (22 Books)

“If you give an author a pencil, he or she may just write an autobiographical series like this one! The books feature popular and award-winning writers who share their lives and model the writing process.”
—Learning Magazine Spring

“… instead of showing them the tiny picture of the author on the book jacket, you can hand the kids one of these treasures and say ‘Want to meet the author?'”
—Teaching K-8

“Entertaining and informal, this series is the next best thing to meeting a live author.” 
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“These autobiographical accounts read like conversations with familiar friends. The authors’ words draw readers into their lives, and the excellent full-color photographs of home, working environment, and family help children participate in their worlds.”
—School Library Journal

“These are attractively formatted picture book autobiographies, liberally sprinkled with full-color photographs and ideally suited to those younger students who are curious about their favorite authors.”
—Horn Book

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