My son's kindergarten teacher mentioned Jim Trelease in a memo he sent home with the children. I googled his website and learned a bit about his read-aloud theories. There were links to websites with book lists and author interviews. I found when doing Literature Circles this year that many students didn't know much about the authors of the books they were reading. I like to add "think clouds" to my worksheets that highlight a grammar point using information about the author. The site below is something that I will be exploring over the next few weeks.