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The Best Children's Book Authors  

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Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss... These are the authors who have stolen the imaginations of millions of kids through their novels, poetry, and stories. This is a list of the best children's book authors, ranked by both kids and former-kids. Some of the most popular children's authors also do their own illustrations for their books, like Shel Silverstein and Eric Carle, that have their work translated into multiple languages for children to enjoy the books all over the world.

The list posses the question, "who are the best children's book authors?" and includes authors from various countries, names from the books you used to read as a child and those that may be unfamiliar.

The list can be voted on for who the best children's author may be and additions can be made to the list for those favorites that may not be on the list of the initial 45.

The best childrens books authors and novelists list also includes the titles of the works that made them famous.
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Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches
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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Cat in the Hat, Oh the Places You'll Go, Horton Hears a Hoo
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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Harry Potter series
4
C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Chronicles of Narnia
5
A. A. Milne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Winnie the Pooh series
6
Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
7
E. B. White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web
8
Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Alice in Wonderland
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Eric Carle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
10
L. Frank Baum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Wizard of Oz
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Enid Blyton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
rachelmontebello added Fifth Formers of St. Clare's, The Twins at St. Clare's, The Magic Faraway Tree
12
Rick Riordan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
sofiasebbata added The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Red Pyramid
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Shel Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Giving Tree, The Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends
14
J. M. Barrie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
gmpman added Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, As You Like It
15
Laura Ingalls Wilder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
My Little House series
16
Beverly Cleary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Ramona Quimby book series
17
Frances Hodgson Burnett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Secret Garden
18
Judy Blume is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Superfudge, Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
19
Julia Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Sarah Renee added The Snail and the Whale, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo
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Maurice Sendak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Where the Wild Things Are
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Lucy Maud Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Anne of Green Gables
22
Chris Van Allsburg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Polar Express
23
Astrid Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
IrineMatchavariani added Ronia, the Robber's Daughter, Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

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H. A. Rey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Curious George series
25
Madeleine L'Engle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
A Wrinkle in Time