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This unit of study hopes to tap into some of the power of knowing and studying an author’s work, of eagerly anticipating reading another work by this author. Students will identify a writer who speaks to them- and use this power to leverage themselves into becoming experts and insiders on works this author has written.


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G4 Recommends

* Ms Barb recommends
Adam Blade
Adeline Foo *
Andrew Clements
Andy Griffiths *

Anne Fine
Ann M. Martin
Anna Sewell
Anthony Horowitz *
Astrid Lindgren

Betsy Byars
Beverly Cleary

Bill Watterson
Brontē Sisters
Candice Lemon-Scott *
Carolyn Keene

Cathy Cassidy

Chandler Warner
Charles Dickens
Charlie Higson
Chris Bradford
Chris Colfer
Chris Morphew *
Chris Riddell
Clyde Robert Bulla
Coco Simon
Cornelia Funke *

Craig Sharmat
Cressida Cowell
D.J. Machale
Dan Gutman

Danny Wallace
Dav Pilkey
David Walliams *
Dick King Smith

Dr. Seuss
Elisabetta Dami
Ellen Potter
Emily Rodda *
Enid Blyton

Eoin Colfer
Erin Hunter
Eva Ibbotson
Eve Yohalem
George O'Conner
Geronimo Stilton
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gordon Korman *

Guillaume Bianco
Hidenori Kusaka
Hilary McKay

Holly Black
Jacqueline Harvey
Jacqueline Wilson

James Fray
James Howe

Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Jeanne Birdsall
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Probst
Jeff Smith
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Gray
Jeremy Strong

Jerry Spinelli

Jim Benton
Jim Davis
John Chambers *
John Flanagan
John Grisham
John Reynolds Gardiner

Jon Scieszka

Joseph Heller
Judy Blume

Julia Golding 
Kate McMullan
Katherine Rundell
Katie DiCamillo *

Karen Hesse
Kazu Kibushi
Lauren St.John
Lemony Snicket
Lincoln Pierce
Lisa Wade McCormick
Liz Pichon
Lois Lowry
Louis Sachar

Lucy Hawking
Lucy Maud Montgomery *
Marcia Thorton Jones
Marguerite Henry
Mary Pope Osborne
Meg Cabot
Michael Buckley
Michael Coleman
Michael Lawrence
Michael Morpurgo

Miles Kelly
Morris Gleitzman *
Nicola Davies

Otis Frampton
Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia Reilly Giff
Patrick Carman
Patrick Ness
Paul Jennings *

Paul Mason
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Pittacus Lore
Phillip Pullman *
Pseudonymous Bosch
R.J. Palcio *
Rachel Renee Russell
Raina Telegemier
Renee Watson
Rick Riordan

Roald Dahl

Roger Hargraves
Rosie Banks
Shamini Flint *
Sharon Creech
Stephen Hawking
Stephen Pastis
Stuart Gibbs
Susannah McFarlane
Suzanne Collins
Tamora Pierce

Terry Collins
Terry Deary

Terry Lynn Johnson
Thanhha Lai
Thea Stilton
Tim O'Shei
Tom Angleberger
Tony Abbott
Trenton Lee Stewart
Veronica Roth

Virginia Woolf
Wallace Ronald Roy (Ron Roy)
Wendy Orr
William Shakespeare

William Steig

I understand that....


  • Details within a text confirm or imply ideas.
  • Readers access and make meaning from ideas and themes that are conveyed in stories.
  • Different interpretations of a text can be justified and valid.
  • Stories require character, setting and plot to show 'the time something happened'.

Symbols used on Author's pages

This author mainly writes novels. Books with different characters and settings. Each book is a whole story that does not require the reader to read previous or subsequent books.


This author is best known for writing books in a series. While each story can be read alone, the central character(s) appear in each book. The settings and plots are often the same or similar in each book.



This author writes sequential series. The books are more meaningful if they are read in order as characters and plots develop as the series progresses.



This author writes picture books. A picture book relies on the pictures to explain unwritten parts of the story or to tell a different story to the words. Picture book writers are not always illustrators

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