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August Author Birthdays

Celebrate your favorite author's birthday this month!

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

August Author Birthdays At A Glance

Betsy Byars — 8/7
Suzanne Collins — 8/10
Ann M. Martin — 8/12
Walter Dean Myers — 8/12
Paula Danziger — 8/18
Karen Hesse — 8/29

August 7: Betsy Byars

The Summer of the Swans Discussion Guide

The Summer of the Swans Extension Activity

The Summer of the Swans Vocabulary Builder

Tornado Extension Activities Grades 3-5

August 8: Majorie Kinnan Rawlings

 

August 10: Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Booktalk Grades 7-12

The Hunger Games Discussion Guide Grades 7-12 

Gregor the Overlander Discussion Guide Grades 3-7

Gregor the Overlander Booktalk Grades 3-7

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane Booktalk Grades 4-7

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods Booktalk Grades 4-7

Gregor and the Marks of Secret Booktalk Grades 4-9

Gregor and the Code of Claw Booktalk Grades 4-7

 

August 12: Ann M. Martin

Main Street #1: Welcome to Camden Falls Booktalk Grades 4-7

On Christmas Eve Booktalk Grades 4-7

Belle Teal Discussion Guide Grades 4-7

P.S. Longer Letter Later Booktalk Grades 7-9

Snail Mail No More Booktalk Grades 3-7

 

August 12: Walter Dean Myers

The Greatest: Muhammed Ali Booktalk Grades 4-7

The Journal of Biddy Owens Discussion Guide Grades 4-7

The Beast Booktalk Grades 9-12

The Beast Discussion Guide Grades 6-8

Harlem Discussion Guide Grades PreK-3

At Her Majesty's Request Booktalk Grades 4-6

Sunrise Over Fallujah Booktalk Grades 7-12

Sunrise Over Fallujah Discussion Guide Grades 7-12

Harlem Summer Booktalk Grades 7-12

 

August 18: Paula Danziger

Amber Brown Sees Red Extension Activities Grades 2-4

Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit Extension Activities Grades Grades 3-5

Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon Extension Activities Grades PreK-3

P.S. Longer Letter Later Booktalk Grades 7-9

Snail Mail No More Booktalk Grades 3-7 

August 25: Charles Ghigna

August 27: Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee Author Visit Kit

Lisa Yee Video Interview

 

August 29: Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse Author Interview Transcript

Stowaway Lesson Plan

Witness Author's Note Grades 4-7

Witness Discussion Guide Grades 4-7

Out of the Dust Booktalk Grades 4-7

Out of the Dust Vocabulary Builder Grades 4-7

Out of the Dust Discussion Guide Grades 4-7

Out of the Dust Writing Prompt Grades 4-7

Just Juice Booktalk Grades 4-6

Just Juice Discussion Guide Grades 4-6

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