Favorite Children’s Authors (Preschool-6th Grade)

Author! Author!

Encourage your child to discover a favorite author. Chances are that if your child really enjoys the writer’s style or sense of humor, he or she will be more likely to read other books by the same or similar type authors. Once your child has  discovered a favorite, stick with it! This makes the process of choosing new books much simpler, especially for younger children. Children also enjoy following familiar characters and plots, prefer to choose books which are part of a series.  Many favorite children’s authors have written numerous book series. Many of these series are bundled as boxed sets or collections, and make great gifts!  

Below is a listing of popular children’s authors. A detailed profile of the author’s works may be found at the Amazon Author’s Store.



Favorite Preschool  Authors:

Marc Brown
Eric Carle
Laura Numeroff
Marcus Pfister
H.A. Rey
Dr. Seuss
Shel Silverstein


Favorite Easy Readers Authors:

Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Cynthia Rylant
Dr. Seuss
Mo Willems
Arnold Lobel
Marc Brown
Joanna Cole

Favorite Chapter Book Authors (Grades 1-3):

Joanna Cole
Mary Pope Osbourne
Peggy Parish
John Peterson
E. B. White


Favorite Chapter Book Authors (Grades 4-6):

Judy Blume
Beverly Cleary
Jerry Spinelli
Andrew Clements
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Gordon Korman
Anthony Horowitz
Roald Dahl


Recommended Non-Fiction Authors:

Joanne, Cole
Jean Fritz
Gail Gibbons
Seymour Simon