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Contributors

Reading A-Z books and lessons are written and illustrated by a wide range of individuals with K-6 experience and are reviewed by an expert team of teachers and reading specialists.

Advisers & Consultants

Carolyn Borkowski

Kim Brown

Amy Freeman

Adria F. Klein, Ph.D

Patricia McCullough

Beth Perry

Connie Ramsey

Jami Shields

Sally Ruggiero


Writers

Authors of original Reading A-Z books range from the yet-to-be-discovered to some of today’s popular children’s writers. The selection of books also includes stories by famous authors excerpted or adapted from literature in the public domain.

  • Marcie Aboff
  • Steven Accardi
  • Kyle Ackerman
  • Melanie Alberts
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Harry Allard
  • Ty Allison
  • Charlie Alolkoy
  • Linda J. Altman
  • Deborah Ambroza
  • Dina Anastasio
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Katie Anderson
  • Torran Anderson
  • Veronica Angel
  • Karen Y. Artino
  • Penny Atcheson
  • Elizabeth Austin
  • Michael Bagnulo
  • Vera Ogden Bakker
  • Chris Baldwin
  • Heather Banks
  • Karina Barrentine
  • Sylvia Ives Baxter
  • Jack Beers
  • Virginia Benderly
  • Annalecia Benner
  • Melissa Benner
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Clifton Bingham
  • Kathleen Bird
  • Marvin Bird
  • Marianne Blachly
  • J.F. Blane
  • Al Boasberg
  • Marvin D. Bodner
  • Maribeth Boelts
  • Brad Bolchunos
  • Mason Booker
  • Lacy Finn Borgo
  • Kenna Bourke
  • Sharon Bowes
  • Judy Braus
  • Jesse Brett
  • Rose Brooker
  • Harris Brooks
  • Felicia Brown
  • Kim Brown
  • Jeff Buckner
  • Pam Bull
  • Katherine Burdick
  • Page Burdick
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • R. K. Burrice
  • Bertha E. Bush
  • Dori H. Butler
  • Rus Buyok
  • Ann Cameron
  • Taylor Campos
  • Mary C. Canavan
  • Cameron Carroll
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Annette Carruthers
  • Sarah Cebulski
  • Jodi Chamberlain
  • Robert Charles
  • D.G. Chelsea
  • Molly Chen
  • Matt Christopher
  • Jeri Cipriano
  • Jada Cisse
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Andrew Clements
  • Matthew Cody
  • Susan Constable
  • Bruce D. Cooper
  • Florence Cooper
  • Stephen Cosgrove
  • Pansy Cowder
  • Damien Crean
  • Susan Crean
  • Anna-Marie Crum
  • Anthony Curran
  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Anthony V. Cyrus
  • Claire Daniel
  • Paula Danziger
  • Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
  • Thomas Deeny
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Dane Dehler
  • Martina Deignan
  • Katie Delbridge
  • Eileen Dent
  • Lorena F. Di Bello
  • Charles Dickens
  • Jean Heilprin Diehl
  • Bill Dinardo
  • Jennifer Dobner
  • Barbara A. Donovan
  • Gawain Douglas
  • David Dreier
  • Dana Duclo
  • Lou Duncan
  • Salomon Dunphy
  • Christine Economos
  • Linda Ekblad
  • Michael Ellis
  • Michael Emerson
  • Edie Evans
  • Simon A Evey
  • Julia Horatia Ewing
  • Roxanne Farah
  • Sharon Fear
  • Thea Feldman
  • Ursula Feversham
  • Mary Fifield
  • Gabrielle Fimbres
  • Larry Fleece
  • Aria Fletcher-Ratliff
  • Particia Florence
  • Michael T. Foley
  • Katherine Follett
  • Victoria Ford
  • Ellen Forrest
  • Elizabeth Fox
  • Tony Francisco
  • Daniel Franks
  • Celeste Fraser
  • Louise Frechette
  • Craig Frederick
  • Kira Freed
  • Ron Fridell
  • Monica Friedman
  • Duncan Frost
  • Jeffery B. Fuerst
  • Jordan Fujioka
  • Lynn Fulton
  • Kathy Furgang
  • Emilio Garcia
  • Chuck Garofano
  • Ting Gee
  • Sarah Ghusson
  • Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Patrick Girouard
  • Candace Glass
  • Jan Goldberg
  • Elizabeth Gordon
  • Marilyn Gould
  • Kenneth Grahame
  • Alyson Greene
  • Nathan Grove
  • Maya Guinn
  • Robin Gwozdz
  • Lilian Price Hacker
  • Amy S. Hansen
  • Julie Harding
  • Vivienne Harding
  • Lisa Harkrader
  • Gabriel Harper
  • William Harryman
  • Susan Hartley
  • Trica Oshant Hawkins
  • Randolph Heard
  • Lara Hendersen
  • Lili Henderson
  • Oliver Henderson
  • Jeff Hendricks
  • Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
  • Nina Hess
  • William D. Hicks
  • Kitty Higgins
  • Russell Hoban
  • Charles C. Hofer
  • Kathy Hoggan
  • Clifton Holland
  • Jerry Hopkins
  • Ruth Horowitz
  • William Houseman
  • Becca Hughes
  • Willy A. Hughes
  • Henry Inagaki
  • Lisa Ing
  • Sue Irwin
  • Gwynne Jackson
  • Ryan James
  • Nancy Jane
  • Blane Jeffries
  • Ned Jensen
  • Linda Johns
  • Amanda Johnson
  • Colleen Jones
  • Norton Juster
  • Ava G. Kalisch
  • Rachel Kamb
  • Jess Karp
  • Ezra Jack Keats
  • Thomas Keith
  • Dorothy Kensington
  • Farrah Keshawarz
  • Nancy Helen Kessler
  • Dennis Khalil
  • Ian Kiech
  • Travis Kiech
  • Robin King
  • Sean Kirchner
  • Zazu Kirchner
  • Jackson Kitchell
  • Adria Klein
  • Dolores Kleinholz
  • Suzy Kline
  • Kiara Knepper
  • Katie Knight
  • Jackie French Koller
  • E.L. Konigsburg
  • Kathleen Koopman
  • Keith Kortemartin
  • Sarah Kortemartin
  • Jan Kraus
  • Abigail LaMarine
  • Daniel Laurence
  • Sharla LaVelle
  • Rachel Lawson
  • Elspeth Leacock
  • Edward Lear
  • Carolyn Lee
  • Lorraine Leidholdt
  • Susan Lennox
  • Kathie Lester
  • Sasha Levy
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Nate Light
  • Susan Light
  • Joan Linck
  • Jane Ling
  • Judith Lipsett
  • Jean Little
  • Arnold Lobel
  • Jack London
  • Elizabeth Amber Love
  • Ken Mackler
  • Jan Mader
  • Cecilia Maeson
  • Lauren Mahon
  • Mary Ann Marazzi
  • Keith Martin
  • Lee Anne Martin
  • Bill Martin, Jr.
  • Fran Mason
  • Elizabeth Massie
  • Simone Matakana
  • Joanne Mattern
  • Madeline McCall
  • Sean McCollum
  • Jennifer McStotts
  • David Meissner
  • Lisa Meltzer
  • Susan Markowitz Meredith
  • Julie Mettenburg
  • John Meyer
  • Julie Miller
  • Nora Miller
  • Wayne Miller
  • Larry Millet
  • Else Holmelund Minarik
  • Karen Mockler
  • L. M. Montgomery
  • Peter C. Montin
  • Katie Moore
  • Vic Moors
  • Francis Morgan
  • Robert Morgan
  • Lori Mortensen
  • Ellen S. Mulkerin
  • Rachael Murphy
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Brock Nicol
  • Trinka Hakes Noble
  • Dave Ord
  • Beverly Osborn
  • Gladys Osborn
  • Carolina B. Page
  • Katalina Page
  • Katherine Page
  • Susie Paige
  • Barbara Park
  • Julie Parks
  • Katherine Paterson
  • Terri Patterson
  • Milo Pear
  • Nigel Pepperhouse
  • Marlene Perez
  • John Perritano
  • M. LaVora Perry
  • Rae Pilkington
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Lori Polydoros
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Jason Powe
  • Stephanie Pretzer
  • Julie M. Prince
  • Elizabeth Jane Pustilnik
  • Pete Ramirez
  • Roy Ramos
  • Marcy Ramsey
  • Nanette Rautscher
  • Katherine Rawson
  • Travis Reid
  • Danny Reif
  • Cheryl Reifsnyder
  • Mary Reina
  • Beverly Rice
  • Racheal Rice
  • Joe Richards
  • S. R. Richenson
  • Brian Roberts
  • Fay Robinson
  • Joanna Jarc Robinson
  • Mara Rockliff
  • Ruth Romer
  • Natalie Rompella
  • Judy Rosenbaum
  • Harriet Rosenbloom
  • Tom Rosenstiehl
  • Sadie Blaine Rousler
  • John Rousselle
  • Rebecca Ruiz
  • Evan Russell
  • Cheryl Ryan
  • N. M. Ryan
  • Cynthia Rylant
  • Noy Saetia
  • Laura Purdie Salas
  • Rebecca Sandies
  • Matthew Schenker
  • Emily Schlesinger
  • Paula Schricker
  • Jeanne Baca Schulte
  • Barbara Schwartz
  • Terry I. Scott
  • Katherine Scraper
  • Jane Sellman
  • Carol Shank
  • Terry Miller Shannon
  • Katie Sharp
  • Melanie Sheperd
  • Jill Sherman
  • Ruth Siburt
  • Courtney Silk
  • Louanne Silver
  • Bea Silverberg
  • Lauren Simmons
  • Joe Slade
  • Philip Slater
  • Marilyn Edna Slevin
  • Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Penny Smith
  • Alfred Smuskiewicz
  • Fross T. Snowman
  • Myka-Lynne Sokoloff
  • Chitra Sounder
  • Patricia South
  • Elizabeth George Speare
  • Susan Spence-Allard
  • Nicholas Spencer
  • Jerry Spinelli
  • Michele Sobel Spirn
  • Judith St. George
  • Shaun Stanberry
  • Eugene Stanley
  • Birdie Stark
  • Mike Stark
  • Sherry Sterling
  • Eliot Kays Stone
  • Elizabeth Strauss
  • W. E. Strauss
  • Allie Sullivan
  • Ginger Summers
  • Wayne Sumner
  • Caryn Swark
  • Alyse Sweeney
  • Simms Taback
  • Barbara Taragan
  • Algernon Tassin
  • Simone Taupo
  • Bonnie Highsmith Taylor
  • Mildred D. Taylor
  • Shaun Taylor
  • Curtis Thomas
  • Gary Thompson
  • Lisa Trumbauer
  • Maya Rezende Tsao
  • Mark Twain
  • Iva Valentino
  • S.E. Virgilio
  • Nora Voutas
  • Bernard Waber
  • Kara Waite
  • Cheyenne R. Walker
  • Nan Walker
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Joanne C. Watcher
  • Amy Weber
  • Ann Weil
  • Charlotte Welton
  • Loretta West
  • Molly Wetterschneider
  • Hannah Wheatley
  • E. B. White
  • Ellen Williams
  • Gavin Williams
  • Ann Willis
  • Christina Wilsdon
  • Brycie Wilson
  • Cerise Wilson
  • Nathaniel Wilson
  • Troy Wolff
  • James S. Woodland
  • Carol Wyatt
  • Betty Yee
  • Daniel Yetta
  • Aly Zaryn
  • Gene Zion
  • Laura Tully Zwickl


Illustrators

All art for Reading A-Z books and materials is generated by professional illustrators who have years of experience illustrating educational materials.

  • Aika Aika
  • R.W. Alley
  • Diane Allison
  • Virginia Allyn
  • Charlie Alolkoy
  • Renee Andriani
  • Amy Appleby
  • Carles Arbat
  • Hugh Armstrong
  • David Arumi
  • Cale Atkinson
  • Martha Avilés
  • Chris Baldwin
  • Sheralyn Barnes
  • Tom Barrett
  • Dawn Beacon
  • Ellen Beier
  • Erin Bellingham
  • Jerry Bennett
  • Mary Beth Benton
  • Michelle Berg
  • Arnie Bermudez
  • Jen Betton
  • Tracy Bishop
  • Margaret Bloy Graham
  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Joe Boddy
  • Tom Bonson
  • Hector Borlasca
  • Mark Bowers
  • Garth Bruner
  • Denise Brunkus
  • Beth Buffington
  • Peter Bull
  • Katherine P. Burdick
  • Gail H. Buschman
  • Reginald W. Butler
  • Tad Butler
  • Annette Cable
  • Brent Campbell
  • C.B. Canga
  • Felicia Cano
  • Eric Carle
  • Penny Carter
  • Dominic Catalano
  • Melanie Cataldo
  • Micah Chambers-Goldberg
  • Dream Mengqian Chen
  • Ziyue Chen
  • Holly Clifton-Brown
  • Laura Ferraro Close
  • David Cockroft
  • Roberta Collier-Morales
  • Donald Cook
  • Marcus Cutler
  • Christopher Cyr
  • Ted Dawson
  • Thomas Deeny
  • Leighanne Dees
  • Stephanie Dehennin
  • Loic Derrien
  • Anna Dewdney
  • Donna Diamond
  • Terry Lim Diefenbach
  • Bill Dinardo
  • Dennis Dittrich
  • Burt Dodson
  • Michelle Dorenkamp
  • Jason Dove
  • Brian Dumm
  • Kiersten Eagan
  • Jeff Ebbeler
  • Allan Eitzen
  • Andy Elkerton
  • Mariano Epelbaum
  • Len Epstein
  • Martin Fagan
  • Caroline Farías
  • Chiara Fedele
  • Siri Weber Feeney
  • Jules Feiffer
  • Eugenie Fernandes
  • Lisa Fields
  • Matthew Forsyth
  • Keith Frawley
  • Laura Freeman
  • Jackie French Koller
  • Mernie Gallagher-Cole
  • Lauren Gallegos
  • Alan Gallo
  • Toma Feizo Gas
  • Randy Gates
  • Claudine Gévry
  • Alessia Girasole
  • Patrick Girouard
  • Kenneth Grahame
  • Jason Griffin
  • Chris Grine
  • Norm Grock
  • Fatemeh Haghnejad
  • Joe Hammond
  • Red Hansen
  • Chris Harding
  • Marilee Harrald-Pilz
  • Debra Pehrson Haun
  • Blane Hefner
  • Michelle Henninger
  • Terry Herman
  • Cende Hill
  • Kyle Hilton
  • Lillian Hoban
  • Laura Hoffman
  • Sharon Holm
  • Joan Holub
  • Chengcheng Hu
  • Neesha Hudson
  • Amy Huntington
  • Lisa Ing
  • Jul Ishida
  • Colin Jack
  • Nicholas Jackson
  • Susan Jaekel
  • Milena Jahier
  • Hugh Jamieson
  • Marilyn Janovitz
  • Valentina Jaskina
  • Pamela Johnson
  • Abby Johnston
  • Dani Jones
  • Charles Jordan
  • Angela Kamstra
  • John Kastner
  • Yuko Katakawa
  • Ezra Jack Keats
  • Kathie Kelleher
  • Steven Kellogg
  • Kelly Kennedy
  • Silvio Kiko
  • Jinwoo Kim
  • Julie Kim
  • Ria Kim
  • Violet Kim
  • Jenny Kincaid
  • Manuel King
  • Wednesday Kirwan
  • Barbara Kiwak
  • Christine Knopp
  • Jackie French Koller
  • Kathleen Koopman
  • Rush Kress
  • Michael Kress-Russick
  • Carolyn LaPorte
  • Mike LaRiccia
  • Victoria de Larrea
  • Janet Laura Scott
  • Violet Lemay
  • Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
  • Chad Libby
  • Arthur Lin
  • Shih-Fen Lin
  • Arnold Lobel
  • Laura Logan
  • Katya Longhi
  • Alex Lopez
  • Angelo Lopez
  • Matt Loveridge
  • Loretta Lustig
  • Tammie Lyon
  • Colleen Madden
  • Nilah Magruder
  • John Manders
  • Lisa Manuzak
  • Fred Marcellino
  • Stephen Marchesi
  • James Marshall
  • Nina Mata
  • Frank Mayo
  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Aaron McConnell
  • Kathleen McCord
  • Jane McCreary
  • Janet McDonnell
  • Anik McGrory
  • Darren McKee
  • Mark Meyers
  • Hazel Mitchell
  • Jeremy Mohler
  • Maria Mola
  • Carlo Molinari
  • Albert Molnar
  • Rodolfo Montalvo
  • Juan Manuel Moreno
  • Mike Morrocco
  • Olivia Chin Mueller
  • Claudio Munoz
  • Sachin Nagar
  • James Nathan
  • Yevgenia Nayberg
  • Philip Newsom
  • Shirley Ng-Benitez
  • Brock Nicol
  • Laura Nikiel
  • Signe Nordin
  • Jeremy Norton
  • Alejandro O'Kif
  • Lee Oaks
  • David Opie
  • Craig Orback
  • Janos Orban
  • Ruth Palmer
  • Aaron Palsmeier
  • Bonnie Pang
  • Olivier Pelletier
  • Michael Penick
  • Linda Pierce
  • Rae Pilkington
  • Debbie Pinkney
  • Jennifer Plecas
  • Lena Podesta
  • Nina de Polonia
  • Sandra Pond
  • Andy Poole
  • Giovanni Pota
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Luciana Navarro Powell
  • Lillian Price Hacker
  • Jon Proctor
  • Hazel Quintanilla
  • Merrill Rainey
  • Orlando Ramirez
  • Marcy Ramsey
  • Catalina Rankin
  • Nadia Ranquillo
  • Robert Rath
  • Cathy Reene
  • Frank Remkiewicz
  • Joanne Renaud
  • M.T. Ross
  • Tony Ross
  • Sandra Salsbury
  • Margaret Sanfilippo
  • Nancy Sarama
  • David Schimmel
  • David Schimmell
  • Leighanne Schneider
  • Paula Schricker
  • Carol Schwartz
  • Elena Selivanova
  • Brian Selznick
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Linda Silvestri
  • Rémy Simard
  • D.J. Simison
  • Blanche Sims
  • Esphyr Slobodkina
  • David Small
  • Eugene C. Smith
  • Joel Snyder
  • A. Spencer
  • Robert Squier
  • Bob Steimle
  • Ivica Stevanovic
  • Sucie Stevenson
  • Roger Stewart
  • Rebecca Stuhff
  • Simms Taback
  • Nicole Tadgell
  • Gabriele Tafuni
  • Kaori Taijima
  • Mark Teague
  • Jomike Tejido
  • Shawna J.c. Tenney
  • Claudia Tenorio
  • Ingvard the Terrible
  • Erin Terry
  • G.H. Thompson
  • Rebecca Thornburgh
  • Darcy Tom
  • Meryl Treatner
  • Timothy Truman
  • Tasha Tudor
  • Stan Tusan
  • Mary Uhles
  • Gary Undercuffler
  • Gabhor Utomo
  • Filippo Vanzo
  • Natalia Vasquez
  • Elaine S. Verstraete
  • Fred Volke
  • Jack Voris
  • Maria Voris
  • Nora Voutas
  • Bernard Waber
  • John Walker
  • Damian Ward
  • Erik Weber
  • Penny Weber
  • Karl West
  • Deborah White
  • Guy Wolek
  • Liza Woodruff
  • Donald Wu
  • Yemi Yemi
  • Jess Yeomans
  • Sachiko Yoshikawa
  • Laura Zarrin
  • Paul O. Zelinsky
  • Glenn Zimmer
  • Jennifer Zivoin
  • Grace Zong
  • Andrea Zuill


Emeritus Advisers & Consultants

Debbie Holloway

Ruth Romer

Nancy Lyon

Patti Lopez, Ph.D.

Gwen Bartnik


ELL Advisors

Olga Ellis, Ph.D.

Max Klink

Alma Montemayor Sandigo

Kia Myrick McDaniel

Gloria Rodriguez


ELL Writers/Authors

Benaline O. Baluyot

Stephanie Delgado

Denise Heagle

Lucedes Rubi McBroom

Kessa Shipley

Kimberly Snyder

Laura Snyder

Mamie Spillane

Cyndy Thatcher-Fettig

Laura Tully Zwickl


Translators

Dorothy V. A. Beaumont

Maria Castillo

Carlos Ardissoni Díaz

Lorena F. Di Bello

Normand Gauthier

Marie-France Leclerc

Lidia Strong

Valérie Suarès

Cecile Tailhardat

Val Young