Favorite Children’s Authors

Author! Author! When selecting children's books, search for favorite authors and series, and let your child explore quality literature. These authors have been recognized for their expertise for a good reason! Chances are if your child enjoys a particular writer’s style and sense of humor, he or she will want to read additional books in the series or by that same author.


Young Readers:

Eric Carle: Eric Carle is the author of some of the best known children's books on the market. His vibrant and unique illustrations captivate little ones along with his simple, yet classic stories.


Dr. Seuss: Dr, Seuss is the timeless favorite choice for young readers. Children enjoy the playful rhyming and creative illustrations found in every book. Guaranteed to be read over and over again.


Mo Willems: This extremely funny author is a big hit with kids. Mo Willems combines simple text and illustrations to produce big laughs.


Laura Numeroff: Laura Numeroff's delightful tales bring readers full circle through a series of silly events and instructions. Endless possibilities and loads of fun for children.


Marc Brown: This famous author is best known for his popular Arthur series. Featured on PBS, the daily adventures of this lovable aardvark mirror typical (and sometimes not so typical) classroom situations and friendships.


Alyssa Satin Capucilli: Alyssa Satin Capucilli is a perfect choice for beginning readers. Her beloved Biscuit series is charming and appealing to younger readers.

Also recommended: Rosemary Wells, Cynthia Rylant, H.A. Rey, Marcus Pfister, Stan & Jan Berenstain, Jonathan London, Doreen Cronin, Robert Munsch


Chapter Books:


Judy Blume: Judy Blume's very amusing character, Fudge, will have your child laughing out loud. Once your child experiences the adventures of Fudge, he or she will be hooked on this hilarious series.


Beverly Cleary: Beverly Cleary's has several popular children's series including Ramona Quimby, Ralph Mouse, Henry Huggins and related stories.


Mary Pope Osborne: Mary Pope Osborne takes children on amazing historical adventures in her highly recommended Magic Tree House series. Your child will enjoy reading while learning topics straight from your school's Social Studies curriculum. 

Joanna Cole: Joanna Cole's is well known for her infamous Magic School Bus series.  Your child will experience awesome field trips while learning valuable Science facts.


E.B. White: E. B.White's classics are a must read for children. These cherished stories will be around for many years to come.



Andrew Clements: Andrew Clements entertaining books are an excellent choice for school age children. His amusing characters and unique situations keep readers interest.



Also recommended: Ron Roy (A-Z Mysteries), David Adler (Can Jansen Series), Matt Christopher (Sports Classics Series), Daisy Meadows (Rainbow Magic Fairies), Dan Gutman (Sports Series), Jeff Brown (Flat Stanley Series), Ben Baglio (Animal Ark Series), Gertrude Chandler Warner (Boxcar Children Mystery Series), Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, American Girl Series


Books For Older Children:

RIck Riordan:  This New York Times #1 best-selling author has got readers hooked! Rick Riordan skillfully combines adventure, friendship and Greek mythology into the most incredible story lines of his Percy Jackson series.

Anthony Horowitz: Kids will be obsessed with this New York Times bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz. Check out his action packed and cliff hanger Alex Rider spy series.

Margaret Paterson Haddix: Magaret Paterson Haddix remains at the top of kids reading lists for her gripping and thought provoking Shadow Children Series.



Gordon Korman: Gordan Korman has a special talent for keeping readers on the edge of their seat with several of his thriller series. His stories are filled with survival, conspiracies, spies, unbelievable family secrets and more!



For additional year round children's reading suggestions, please view:

Amazon's Summer Reading Store for Kids. Check out this superb selection of summer reading at Amazon's Summer Reading for Kids & Teens. This impressive summer feature recommends quality children's, tweens & teen books according to age group, popular book series, boxed sets, books from movies, required summer reading, books reports books, classics, as well as picture books, craft books and activity books for summertime fun. A great place to find the perfect books for your children.


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