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Autobiographies for Grades 2-5    


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Meet the Author
A Great Collection to Inform and Inspire
  Students to Become Readers and Writers
 

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Give children an inside view of the writing process with these 32 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

    These are the stages of the
    writing process:

  • Forming intentions - The writer clarifies the
    purpose for writing, gathers information, and
    tests ideas. It involves thinking,
    talking, remembering, reflecting,
     searching for, and organizing information.

  • Composing and drafting - the writer is
    getting thoughts and ideas down on
    paper, rereading, reorganizing, and revising.

  • Correcting and publishing - the writer
    corrects, proofreads, checks spelling, grammar,
    punctuation, and neatness. The text is ready
    for others to read.

  • Outcomes - The writer shares published work,
    gets responses from readers, and reflects on
    their own words.

                   
See the Lucky Winner of The Patricia Polacco's Books Raffle!

 READ SOME MTA REVIEWS:

"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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CONGRATULATIONS
LOREE C. from Rapid City SD

The winner of the raffle for 13 of Patricia Polacco's books mentioned in Patricia's new autobiography for children entitled Still Firetalking. http://www.rcowen.com/MTA-PatriciaPolaccoSF.htm

Verna Aardema,

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A Bookworm Who
Hatched
,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-39-5,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]
David A. Adler,

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My Writing Day,


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-326-3,
32 pages, hardcover,
$14.95
[Add to Cart] 
George Ancona,


Self Portrait


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-8605,
32 pages
, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]
Jim Arnosky,


Whole Days
Outdoors


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-8591,
32 pages, hardcover,
$14.95
[Add to Cart]
Frank Asch,

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One Man Show,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+
ISBN 1-57274-095-7,
32 pages, hardcover,
$14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Joseph Bruchac,

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Seeing the Circle,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-327-1,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Eve Bunting,

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Once Upon a Time,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-59-X,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Lynne Cherry,

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Making a Difference in the World,
FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-373-5,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Lois Ehlert,

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Under My Nose,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-027-2,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 


Douglas Florian,


See for Your Self

FP Level O
Word Count 250+
ISBN 1-57274-821-4,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]  


Jean Fritz,

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Surprising Myself,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-37-9,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Paul Goble,

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Hau Kola Hello Friend,
FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-44-1,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Ruth Heller

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Fine Lines,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-76-X,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Lee Bennett Hopkins,


The Writing Bug,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-38-7,
32 pages, hardcover,
$14.95
[Add to Cart] 

James Howe

JH
Playing with Words,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-408-9,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Johanna Hurwitz,

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A Dream Come True,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-193-7,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Eric A. Kimmel,

EK
Tuning Up

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-822-2,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Karla Kuskin,

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Thoughts, Pictures, and Words,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-41-7,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]  

Thomas Locker,

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The Man Who Paints Nature,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+
ISBN 1-57274-328-X,
32 pages, hardcover,
$14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Jonathan London,

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Tell Me a Story,


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-194-5,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

George Ella Lyon,


A Wordful Child,


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-194-5,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Margaret Mahy,


My Mysterious
 World
,


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-58-1,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Laura Numeroff,

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If You Give an Author a Pencil,

FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-595-9,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Jerry Pallotta,

JP
Read a Zillion Books,


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-597-5,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 
 

Patricia Polacco,

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Firetalking,
New Review


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-55-7,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart] 

Patricia Polacco,


NEW! Still Firetalking

Word Count 250+
32 pages

Hardcover $14.95
978-1-57274-992-4
   [Add to Cart]
Paperback $8.00
978-1-57274-990-0 
   [Add to Cart] 
Paperback Six Pack $38.40
   [Add to Cart]

Laurence Pringle,

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Nature! Wild and Wonderful



FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-071-X,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Cynthia Rylant,

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Best Wishes,



FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-20-4,
32 pages, hardcover,
$14.95
[Add to Cart]

Seymour Simon,

SS
From Paper Airplanes to Outer Space,


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-374-3,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95 
[Add to Cart]

Mike Thaler,

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Imagination,



FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-598-3,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Jean Van Leeuwen,

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Growing Ideas,



FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57275-195-3,
32 pages, hardcover, $14.95
[Add to Cart]

Janet Wong,


Before It Wriggles Away
Plus Free Teacher's Guide
Discussion Transcript 
         
Book Review
http://blogcritics.org/books/
article/book-review-before-it-wriggles-away/


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-57274-8613,
32 pages, hardcover,

$14.95
[Add to Cart]

Jane Yolen,
 
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A Letter from Phoenix Farm,


FP Level O
Word Count 250+

ISBN 1-878450-36-0,
32 pages, hardcover,
$14.95
[Add to Cart] 
 
   

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