Childrens Books 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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1,026 285
Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches
2
819 279
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
3
902 278
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Harry Potter series
4
392 176
A. A. Milne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Winnie the Pooh series
5
473 201
C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Chronicles of Narnia
6
377 140
Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
7
371 157
E. B. White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web
8
354 154
Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Alice in Wonderland
9
298 113
Eric Carle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
10
263 136
Shel Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Giving Tree, The Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends
11
236 88
L. Frank Baum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Wizard of Oz
12
228 86
Enid Blyton is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
148 39
Rick Riordan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
sofiasebbata added The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Red Pyramid
14
200 126
Laura Ingalls Wilder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
My Little House series
15
209 118
Beverly Cleary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Ramona Quimby book series
16
128 39
J. M. Barrie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
gmpman added Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, As You Like It
17
177 90
Frances Hodgson Burnett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Secret Garden
18
197 106
Maurice Sendak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Where the Wild Things Are
19
176 106
Judy Blume is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Superfudge, Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
20
127 69
Julia Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Sarah Renee added The Snail and the Whale, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo
21
133 71
Madeleine L'Engle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
A Wrinkle in Time
22
160 83
Lucy Maud Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Anne of Green Gables
23
131 61
Chris Van Allsburg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Polar Express
24
101 53
Astrid Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
IrineMatchavariani added Ronia, the Robber's Daughter, Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

25
145 90
Stan and Jan Berenstain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Berenstain bear book series