Author Study

This week in Reader’s Workshop, we are doing an author study.

We have collected lots of picture books written by a variety of authors.

We are reading the picture books to study each author’s style, themes and key ideas.

The authors we are focussing on include:

  • Margaret Wild
  • Mem Fox
  • Anthony Browne
  • Jackie French
  • Nick Bland
  • Alison Lester
  • Jeannie Baker
  • Julia Donaldson
  • Graham Base
  • Pamela Allen
  • Colin Thompson
  • John Burmingham

Students have set up a Google Sheet on their iPads to record their observations about each picture book they read.


What observations have you made during the author study so far?

Who is your favourite picture book author?

Do you have an all time favourite picture book?

5 thoughts on “Author Study

  1. Dear Class3/4c I’m afraid I don’t know any of the authors on your list.
    It’s the best thing in the world to be able to pick up a book and enjoy reading.
    I am quite old, being Banjo Rs grandma, but 2 years ago I read Wind In the Willows, by Kenneth Graham. It is my all time favourite book. Enjoy your reading.

  2. Rocker and Banjo introduced me to Andy Griffiths, in fact he was in Ocean Grove at a book signing. Perhaps not suitable for school reading, but very funny. Grandma Maggie

  3. Dear 3/4c

    I really liked the author study. I was studying bob graham I really liked all his books I especially liked a book called watch out rosy. My favourite part was pointing out all the good sentences and words.

    From Banjo R

  4. Dear miss Jordan,
    In author study it was really fun because we read a book that has the same author as all the other books and at the end I had lots and lots of author actually only two.

    By Bruno

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