Teacher's Guide


What's Old Is New Again: Our Favorite Authors Come to the Web

It's wonderful to visit the library or bookstore and discover a brand new children's book by a talented new author or illustrator. But there are some books whose popularity never seems to fade. Now on the Web you can revisit your favorites with a whole new twist!

Who doesn't love that wonderfully winsome bear known as Winnie-the-Pooh? Visit Winnie-the-Pooh and an Expotition to a Wonderful Place. Here you'll find a map of the Hundred Acre Wood, where you can click and visit places like The Bee Tree or Piglet's House. Sing happy birthday to Pooh and find out just how old he is.

At The Peter Rabbit Web Site you'll meet another all-time favorite author, Beatrix Potter. Visit the section on her life and art and read about her victorian childhood and the secret diary she kept. See her famous letter all about a naughty little rabbit named Peter, which was later to form the basis for her famous tales. Before you leave, be sure to play one of the games or puzzles in the playground.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's books about life on the prairie take us back to a time long before the Internet existed! Read the real story of Laura's life at Laura Ingalls Wilder: Frontier Girl. Here you can listen to the fiddle music that Pa played when Laura was a child, or read the letter that Laura wrote to all the children who read her books. There's even information for you to use in writing a school report about Laura, or you can send a personalized postcard to a friend, telling all you've learned about this frontier writer.

Roald Dahl almost died from serious injuries sustained during World War II, but lived to become one of the beloved children's writers of the twentieth century. At the The Official Roald Dahl Web Site, you can read about the author who gave us classics like James and the Giant Peach and Matilda.

Tour Itinerary

Winnie the Pooh and Friends: An Expotition

The Peter Rabbit Web Site

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Frontier Girl

The Official Roald Dahl Web Site