These are some of my favorite authors and their websites!

JK Rowling

This international site, meant to appeal to the international legions of Harry Potter fans. The graphics are fantastic, there's lots of games, sound effects, information about upcoming events, and Rowling's biography.

A Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket sponsors an even darker website, with pages named 'Dire Diversions' and 'Vile Videos'. Don't worry, It's quite silly and fun!

Look for the white dog in all of his stories! He sponsors a writing contest every year on his website; 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'. He gives students tips on how to become a better writer, and there's lots of games, puzzles and other activities on his site. Periodically, he sponsors a webcast where he answers students' questions about his work. These webcasts are always archived on his site.

She incorporates themes which elementary students really understand, and her self-illustrated books really draw in the reader. Her website has all of her books with pictures and activities.

This site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and it contains a wealth of resources for families to help their children with math and math homework. There's a daily brain teaser for kids too.

This is just pure silliness but if you love cats and math the way I do, you will enjoy this site. There are lots of brain teasers and logic puzzles, as well as math crafts and word problems.

A virtual support of the TV show, PBS has provided games and activities with real-world applications of math concepts. It is a fun way to show kids that math is useful as well as fun.

To find a virtual copy of the tools your child uses in the classroom, this is the place to go. Place value blocks, counters, charts and graphs--it's all here. It's also free!

One of the oldest kid-friendly math websites around, this site has EVERYTHING math related--flashcards, games, worksheets, you name it! It also covers every math topic from addition to calculus, so it has something to offer for everybody. It is 'an amusement park of math' according to the site.

This is a page of brain teasers sponsored by the DuPont Children's Museum. It is narrated by Mathilda Mathews who declares she loves math because it is both her first and last name.