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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1,089 300
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
852 292
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
951 293
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Harry Potter series
4
505 208
C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Chronicles of Narnia
5
407 184
A. A. Milne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Winnie the Pooh series
6
395 144
Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
7
383 163
E. B. White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web
8
373 159
Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Alice in Wonderland
9
306 117
Eric Carle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
10
251 89
L. Frank Baum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Wizard of Oz
11
247 90
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
273 141
Shel Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Giving Tree, The Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends
13
161 42
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
219 120
Beverly Cleary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Ramona Quimby book series
15
209 128
Laura Ingalls Wilder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
My Little House series
16
143 40
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
187 91
Frances Hodgson Burnett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Secret Garden
18
204 108
Maurice Sendak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Where the Wild Things Are
19
183 108
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
133 71
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
139 74
Madeleine L'Engle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
A Wrinkle in Time
22
136 61
Chris Van Allsburg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
The Polar Express
23
164 84
Lucy Maud Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Anne of Green Gables
24
108 54
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
132 62
H. A. Rey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Authors
Curious George series