Online Directories and Listings of Children's Book Creators
If you are interested in contacting a specific author or illustrator about a school or library visit, start by searching for an official web site that has contact information OR check o see if they are listed in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) speakers directory. The SCBWI directory is searchable by region, so you can limit your search to Wisconsin if you wish.
If you do not find the person you are looking for, then contact the publisher of one of their recent books.
Other Wisconsin Book Creator Resources
Wisconsin Authors Database: This project of the Wisconsin Center for the Book is a historical listing of Wisconsin authors derived from Wisconsin Authors and Their Books, 1836-1975 by Orrilla T. Blackshear. Additional listings through 2002 were compiled by the Wisconsin Center for the Book. The listing for each individual includes the place(s) in Wisconsin s/he lived.
Wisconsin Children's Authors & Illustrators: Developed as a project for UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies class, this listing of selected Wisconsin authors and illustrators provides biographical information, a selected bilbiography, and occasional links to videos or other information for about 25 Wisconsin book creators. It is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide contact information.
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