Kindergarten children are old enough to understand about what authors and illustrators are. They are learning that the author writes all of the text in a book and that an illustrator creates the pictures to go along with the text. Kindergarten teachers talk about the author and the illustrator every time they read a story to your child. Kindergartners are listening and what a joy it is to see these young children ask for help finding a particular author or illustrator when checking out books from the school library. They know what they like and want more of it. When you read a book to your child please be certain to tell your child who the author and illustrator are. When you have completed reading the story ask your child what he/she thought of that particular author or illustrator and have a dialogue with your child. Then the next time you go to the library together, help your child choose more books from authors and illustrators that he/she has expressed an interest in.