Language Arts Web Resources

Books and Authors

Agatha Christie
Mystery lovers of books by this British author will value the lists and links here.

Author Pages
This site features links to dozens of Web pages for authors and illustrators.

Best Book Buys
Find the lowest price for the books you want to buy.

Read, study or do research here.

Book Page
Search by author or title to find the book review you want.

Book reviews, articles, interviews, bibliographies.

Books a Million
Find your books at a bargain price here.

Best-seller lists, reviews, awards, online books, and genre highlights are all on this site.

Brian Jacques
Information about the author of the popular Redwall series.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature
This is a collection of book reviews for outstanding books, as well as links to activities and resources for teachers.

Charles Dickens
All you've been looking for on this author of David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, and more.

Chris Crutcher
Web site of this popular author for young adults.

Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat author's site from the publisher.

Emory Women Writers Resource Project
Collection of text written by women from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

Fantastic Fiction
Look here for information on over 100,000 books and bibliographies for over 7,000 authors.

Garth Nix
Information about the author of The Old Kingdom Trilogy.

Gary Paulsen
Read about this prolific and popular author of books such as Soldier's Heart and Hatchet.

Goosebumps Write It! - Story Starters
Author R. L. Stine includes story starters for 9 to 13 year olds.

Book reviews, author interviews, and commentary on literature are all included here.

Isaac Asimov Collection
Visuals and descriptions of over 600 books, games, and other items included in this collection.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Information on Singer's life and works is included.

J.K. Rowling
Meet the author of the Harry Potter series.

J.K. Rowling's Official Site
The Harry Potter author's direct link to her fans!

Joan Lowery Nixon
The four-time Edgar Award winner's site.

Kid Lit
Students may submit their own art or literature work to be shown here.

Kids Reads
Students can find information about individual books, book series, or authors here.

Laurie Halse Anderson
The popular author of Speak offers her site.

Life in Elizabethan England
Performers feature life in Shakespeare's time.

Louisa May Alcott
All about the author of Little Women.

New York Times Book Review
The New York Times book reviews.

Penguin Books
Includes information about authors published by this group.

What is the real name of that author? Find out here!

Puffin Books
Information about books and authors published by Puffin.

Read Across America
Information on this annual celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday

Roald Dahl
Learn about the British author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and more.

If you like science-fiction and fantasy books, this database is for you.

Site features adaptations of some plays by the Bard.

Shakespeare for Kids
Shakespeare activities for students.

Shakespeare: Subject to Change
Shakespeare's plays and their productions.

T.A. Barron
Web site of the Lost Years of Merlin series.

Terry Trueman
Stuck in Neutral author's site.

Vandergrift's 100
List of recommended authors and titles of young-adult literature.

Myths, Legends, Folktales

Aesop's Fables Online
You can read the fables of Aesop online here.

Bulfinch's Mythology
Read and discover these stories from ancient times.

Camelot Project
Information about the fables of King Arthur and his knights.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Explore this encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legend.

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Read folklore and mythology here or link to other Germanic, folk, and fairy tales and legends.

Greek Mythology
Enjoy this introduction to Greek mythology by browsing information about the gods, heroes, creatures, and family trees listed.

Greek Mythology
The figures, gods, myths, creatures, and places of Greek mythology are featured here.

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore
This link includes the history, language, literature, and mythology of Ireland.

Myth Man
Check out the Myth of the Month or look for specific information on Greek mythology.

Myths and Legends
Links to large collections of resources on mythology.

Myths and Legends from around the World
Celtic, Classical, and Arthurian legends are all discussed here.

Learn about heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology.

Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales
Study folklore, legend,s and tales here by linking to dozens of related sites.

Tales of Wonder: Folk and Fairy Tales from around
Tales are organized by culture, region, or country.

World Myths and Legends in Art
Artists have been inspired by the myths. Explore that on this site!


Academy of American Poets
Search for favorites poems or poets here, as well as gather information about poetry awards and exhibits.

Bartleby Poetry
Here you can search for poetry in one of the largest sources of free verse on the Internet.

Favorite Poem Project
This project was begun by the U.S. poet Laureate so Americans could share their favorite poems with all.

Fooling with Words with Bill Moyer
Poetry source that also includes lesson plans and teacher activities.

Forms of Poetry for Children
Features the poetry that appeals most to young people, such as haiku, cinquain, Mother Goose rhymes, and limericks.

Giggle Poetry
Fun poetry for all!

Giggle, Giggle, Snicker, Laugh
Just enjoy these poems that celebrate joy and laughter.

Haiku Society of America
Learn about this group that promotes haiku.

Jack Prelutsky
Information on this popular poet for young people.

Janet Wong
Check out Janet's book, poems, and stories.

Kristine O'Connell George
Ms. George's poems are featured here, as well as her books. Links to other poetry sites are included.

Poem Title Index
If you are looking for a specific poem, you can search here by several different methods.

Poetic Terms
Definitions are included of many poetic terms.

Poetry 180: A Poem a Day For American High Schools
Easy way for students to read more poetry.

Poetry Daily
Each day a poem, poet, and poetry journal are featured.

Rhyme Zone
Find rhymes, synonyms, and definitions on this site.

Robert Frost
Biographical info along with reader comments are found here.

Scholastic's Writing With Writers
Join in poetry workshops by Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kushkin, and Jean Marzollo.

Searchable Poetry Archive
Links to other poetry sites are featured, as well as works by selected famous poets.

Shel Silverstein
Site for one of the most popular poets for students!


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Scripps Howard
Sponsored by the National Spelling Bee. You'll be challenged by the words they've chosen!

Spelling Theme Page
Links to resources and materials about spelling


Poetry and Music of the War Between the States
These are indexed by title, first line, or author. Also includes links to other appropriate Web sites.