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LIBM 4023 Materials for Children: Author/Illustrator Assignment

Print Resources

Feel free to use any of these print materials to look up biographical and/or bibliographical information on your selected author or illustrator:

American Writers for Children Call # Ref. PN 451 .D32

Behind the Covers Call # Ref. Z1037 .A1 R65 1985

Best Books for Children Call # Ref. Z1037 .G48 2002

Biographical Index to Children's and Young Adult Authors and Illustrators Call # Ref Z1037 .A1 L597 1992

Booklist  Call # Z1035 A.49

Books for the Journey: Guide to the world of reading Call # Z1003 .B7195 2003 (main collection)

Children's Literature Review Call # Ref PN1009.A1 C5139

Contemporary Authors Call # Ref. PN451 .C59

Fourth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators Call # Ref PN 1009 .A! S3936

The Horn Book Magazine Call # Z1037 .A1 A15

Kirkus Reviews Call # Z477.5 (online journal for NSU; find through library catalog)

Oxford Companion to Children's Literature Call # Ref PN 1008.5 .C37 1984 (BA & JVL)

St. James Guide to Children's Writers Call # Ref PN 1009.A1 T9 1999

School Library Journal Call # Z675.S3 S29115

Something About the Author Call # Ref. PN451 .S6

Who's Who of Children's Literature Call # Ref PN 452 .D6 1968b

Writers for Children Call # Ref PN 1009 .A1W73 1988

Useful Databases

Search Tips for Names

In order to obtain the maximum number of records, make sure to check all possible forms under which a name may be listed. This is especially true in the cases of:

Names with prefixes or suffixes:

  • Angeles, Victoria De Los
  • De Los Angeles, Victoria
  • Los Angeles, Victoria De

Compound surnames:

  • Garcia Lorca, Federico
  • Lorca, Federico Garcia

Names which appear in inverted order:

  • Chiang Kai Shek
  • Kai Shek, Chiang

Names transliterated from non-Roman alphabets:

  • Hsiang, Chung-Hun
  • Xiang, Zhonghua

Pseudonyms, stage names, or nicknames:

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne
  • Twain, Mark
  • Crosby, Bing
  • Crosby, Harry Lillis
  • Handler, Daniel
  • Snicket, Lemony

Initials or middle names used in place of full names:

  • Eliot, T.S.
  • Eliot, Thomas Stearns
  • Welles, George Orson
  • Welles, Orson

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