Author Websites

Authors (listed alphabetically)

 Check out the list below to learn more about some of our favorite authors.


Alma Flor Ada 
Award-winning author of hundred of poetry, picture books, novels, and nonfiction books that offer multicultural perspectives for all children

Frank Asch
Has written stories about Moonbear and more recently, Mr. Asch has returned to writing longer books for young readers with a new series entitled Class Pets. The series has four books, the first of which is entitled The Ghost of P.S. 42
edd Arnold
Author and illustrator of The Fly Guy books. 

Jim Arnosky 
Author of several non-fiction books about animals and he has some wonderful coloring pages of your favorite animals!

Award-winning author of over 60 books for children, including The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing but the Truth, Crispin, and Poppy.

Lynne Reid Banks 
Best-selling author of books for children (and adults), including The Indian in the Cupboard.

 Jan & Stan Berenstain – See Berenstain Bear Country

Jan Brett
One of the nation’s best-known author illustrators.  Website includes book descriptions and over 4,800 free coloring, video, and activities pages.

Norman Bridwell
“He’s Red and He’s Warm” is how Norman Bridwell describes his famous creation, Clifford the Big Red Dog
Marc Brown

A bedtime story about an aardvark that hated his nose became the popular Arthur series.

Also see information about the Marc Brown Studios.

Betsy Byars

Award-winning author (and pilot) of over 60 books for young people, include the Newbery Medal winner The Summer of the Swans.
Eric Carle
Well-known collage artist author of over 40 books including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Also see The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Nancy Carlson
knew what she wanted to do when she was in kindergarten – make pictures and tell stories! This children’s book author and illustrator has published more than 60 books.

Beverly Cleary

of books, including the popular Ramona Quimby and Ralph S. Mouse series and the Newbery Medal winner Dear Mr. Henshaw.
Andrew Clements 
Started writing in a shed in his backyard, because it was a quiet place, after his first book Frindle became popular.

Sharon Creech

Author of over 15 picture books and novels for children, including the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons.
Roald Dahl
of the scrumdiddlyumptious children’s books Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more.

Tomie dePaola

Author and/or illustrator of over 200 books – including the Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and Barkersseries – and winner of the Caldecott and Newbery Honor Awards.
Ed Emberley
Author and illustrator of approximately 80 books for children, including 13 drawing books and 7 picture books: one of which is the Caldecott Medal winning book Drummer Hoff.

Mem Fox

Australia’s most highly regarded picture book author has written over 35 picture books for children and 5 nonfiction books for adults.
Jean Craighead George

Started writing in 3rd grade and hasn’t stopped!  She has written over 100 books, including the Newbery Medal winner Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor Book My Side of the Mountain.

Dan Gutman
Wrote screenplays, magazine articles, and sports books for adults, before writing fiction and nonfiction books for children, including the Baseball Card Adventures, My Weird School, and Million Dollar series.

Virginia Hamilton

Wrote and published 41 books in different genres and won every major award in youth literature!
Brian Jacques

English author of the award-winning Redwall series.
illiam Joyce

Wrote his first book in 2nd grade and has used his imagination ever since to create people, places, and adventures – like George Shrinks, Rolie Polie Olie, and the Robinsons.

Loreen Leedy
Author and an illustrator who has written many exciting math books such as Fraction Action and The Great Graph Contest!

Madeleine L’Engle

Author of over 60 books, including the Newbery Medal winner A Wrinkle in Time.

Gail Carson Levine
Takes ideas from myths and fairy tales for her books, including Ella Enchanted, a Newbery Honor Book.

Elizabeth Levy

Has written fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults over 30 years. The Something Queer and Invisible, Inc. mysteries are just two of her series.

C.S. Lewis
Leo Lionni
Lois Lowry
Mercer Mayer 
Megan McDonald
Author of the Judy Moody series.
Mary Pope Osborne 
Author of the Magic Tree House series.​​
Barbara Park

Katherine Paterson
Gary Paulsen
Bill Peet
Dav Pilkey

Patricia Polacco

Margret Rey and H.A. Rey

Also see The Margret and H.A. Rey Center and Curious George Cottage

Rick Riordan
J.K. Rowling

Ron Roy
Cynthia Rylant
Louis Sachar

Jon Scieszka

Also see his website Guys Read.

Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel

Shel Silverstein
Explore fun and unusual poetry.

Seymour Simon
Greg Tang

Chris Van Allsburg

Gertrude Chandler Warner
Rosemary Wells
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Melanie Watt
Author and Illustrator of Scaredy Squirrel and Chester series.
Mo Willems
Has written and illustrated some of your favorite books including Black-Eyed Susan Nominee Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and also the stories about your favorite character - Pigeon!

Jane Yolen