Pulling one last copy of my now out-of-print Check These Out, I reminisced about the contents, feeling sad the content is no longer available.
The unit study needs a face lift. Check These Out will get the revision in due time.
Until then, I will be compiling author and illustrator websites for the authors studied in Check These Out, here.
I know many of my readers access these sites as they introduce their children to the people behind the picture and chapter books so well-loved. Every story written carries the fingerprints of the author. Hence, our family enjoys learning about the people and experiences which influence our favorite literary treasures.
For example, did you know E. B. White, author of the beloved Charlotte's Web, lived on a farm? He did! And, Robert McCloskey, author of Lentil, played the harmonica. Interestingly, the main character, Lentil, played the harmonica.
Author autobiographies and biographies are two additional means of learning about an author. Watch this book trailer for In the Words of E. B. White.