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  • Alma Flor Ada - Christopher Medal-winning author of books in English and Spanish
  • Julia Alvarez - Winner of multiple Pura Belpré Awards
  • Avi - Author of more than 60 books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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  • Judy Blume - Beloved author of Freckle Juice, Superfudge, and others
  • Sandra Boynton - Author and songwriter best known for her whimsical board books
  • Jan Brett - Author-illustrator of beautifully illustrated picture books like The Mitten
  • Marc Brown - Author and illustrator of the Arthur books, among others
  • Margaret Wise Brown - Writer of classics like Goodnight Moon and Big Red Barn

  • C

  • Eric Carle - Author and illustrator of classic picture books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Beverly Cleary - Creator of Ramona and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse, and other well-loved fictional characters
  • Doreen Cronin - Author of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Diary of a Worm, and many more
  • Christopher Paul Curtis - Author of middle-grade novels like The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 and Bud, Not Buddy

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  • Roald Dahl - Creator of James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and many others
  • Tomie dePaola - Author and illustrator of over 200 books, including the Strega Nona stories
  • Kate DiCamillo - Writer of Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, and the Mercy Watson stories

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  • F

  • Mem Fox - Author of more than 30 books and an advocate of reading aloud.

  • G
  • H

  • Kevin Henkes - Creator of Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse and many other award-winning picture books and novels

  • I
  • J
  • K

  • Ezra Jack Keats - Groundbreaking author-illustrator of books like The Snowy Day and Peter’s Chair

  • L

  • Madeleine L’Engle - Classic author of A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels
  • Julius Lester - Prolific and award-winning author of many books focusing on African-American life
  • Grace Lin - Newbery honor-winning author and illustrator of Dim Sum for Everyone
  • Lois Lowry - Creator of The Giver, Number the Stars, and many others

  • M

  • Bill Martin Jr. - One of the most popular children’s book authors and writer of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You Hear? and Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom.
  • Pat Mora - Multiple award-winning author of picture books in English and Spanish
  • Robert Munsch - Author of The Paper Bag Princess and other popular books
  • Walter Dean Myers - Prolific author of Monster, Jazz, and more than 80 others

  • N

  • Laura Numeroff - Author of the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books, among others

  • O

  • Mary Pope Osborne - Writer of the Magic Tree House series and their companion non-fiction guides

  • P

  • Linda Sue Park - Newbery Medal-winning author of picture books and novels, including A Single Shard
  • Katherine Paterson - National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia and others
  • Leslie Patricelli - Writer of humorous board books for the youngest readers
  • Jerry Pinkney - Author and illustrator of many beautiful picture books, including 2010 Caldecott Medal winner The Lion and the Mouse

  • Q
  • R

  • Rick Riordan - Author of the hugely popular Percy Jackson series and a Texas resident
  • J.K. Rowling - Author of the bestselling Harry Potter books
  • Pam Muñoz Ryan - Award-winning writer of Becoming Naomi León and Esperanza Rising

  • S

  • Louis Sachar - Author of Holes, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, and many other favorites
  • Allen Say - Author and illustrator know for such works as the Caldecott Medal-winner Grandfather’s Journey
  • Jon Scieszka - Former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and creator of favorites such as Trucktown, Time Warp Trio, and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
  • Dr. Seuss - Creator of beloved classics like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Jerry Spinelli - Award-winning author of Stargirl and Maniac Magee
  • R.L. Stine - Author of the hugely popular Goosebumps series

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  • U
  • V

  • Chris Van Allsburg - Creator of many finely-detailed picture books, like The Polar Express and Jumanji

  • W

  • Rosemary Wells - Author and illustrator of the Max and Ruby and McDuff books
  • Mo Willems - Creator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggie readers
  • Audrey Wood - Author and illustrator of favorites like King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub and The Big Hungry Bear

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  • Y
  • Z