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Kid Lit Quiz: Can You Pronounce These Author Names?

Milestone Alert!

There are now 2000 audio recordings of authors and illustrators explaining how to pronounce their names at TeachingBooks.net. This website is the the definition of handy.

Click here for the press release, which includes factoids about the most played recordings.

To mark the occasion let’s play a round of…

Name Game

How to play:

Read the name. Say it aloud. Click “Answer” to see if you’re right.

#1: Jon Scieszka


#2: Judy Schachner


#3: Eoin Colfer


#4: Rick Riordan


#5: David Wiesner


How’d you do?

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Oo, 5 for 5! Thank goodness for TeachingBooks.net.

  2. Vicki Kouchnerkavich says:

    Very fun, Travis should have included his last name – is it Yonker or Jonker?? I certainly can relate to a mispronounced last name having Terkeurst, then married to Kouchnerkavich!