Author Spotlights

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Tony Abbott (The Secrets of Droon) - author


Randa Abdel-Fattah - author 

David Adler

David Adler (Cam Jansen) - author

Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez - author and poet

Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda) - author

Tedd Arnold

  Tedd Arnold  (Fly Guy!) - author and illustrator

Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans)

Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans) - comic book writer and comic book artist 

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett - author

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows (Ivy and Bean) - author 

 Guy Bass

Guy Bass - author and artist 

Andrew Becker

Andrew Becker - illustrator 

Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline)

Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline) - author and illustrator

Jim Benton (Franny K. Stein)

Jim Benton (Franny K. Stein) - author and illustrator 

Stan and Jan Berenstain

Stan and Jan Berenstain  (The Berestain Bears) - authors and illustrators 

 David Biedrzycki

David Biedrzycki  - The author that came to our school!  AN AUTHORATOR! (An author and an illustrator!)

Nick Bland

Nick Bland - author and illustrator 

Judy Blume

Judy Blume - author 

 Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton - author, illustrator, and humorist 

Jan Brett - author and illustrator

Jan Brett - author and illustrator 

 Steve Brezenhoff

 Steve Brezenhoff (The Field Trip series) - author and artist

Norman Bridwell

Norman Bridwell (Clifford) - author and cartoonist 

Drew Brockington

Drew Brockington (Catstronauts) - author and illustrator 

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown (Flat Stanley) - author 

Monica Brown

Monica Brown - author 

Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne  - author and illustrator 

Nick Bruel (Bad Kitty)

Nick Bruel (Bad Kitty) - author and illustrator 

Caralyn Buehner

Caralyn Buehner - author  Mark Buehner - illustrator   (Snowmen at Night) 

Georgia Byng

Georgia Byng (Molly Moon series) - author, illustrator, and film producer 

Eric Carle

Eric Carle - author, illustrator, and designer

 Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson - author and illustrator

Patrick Carman

Patrick Carman - author 

 Sarwat Chadda

Sarwat Chadda (Ash Mistry series) - author

Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani - author and filmmaker 

 Ziyue Chen

  Ziyue Chen - illustrator

Yangsook Choi

Yangsook Choi - author and illustrator 

  Ben Clanton

Ben Clanton (Narwhal and Jelly) - author and illustrator

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary - author 

Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements (Frindle) - author 

Menena Cottin

Menena Cottin - author and illustrator 

Wanda Coven

Wanda Coven (Heidi Heckelbeck) - author 

Bruce Coville

Bruce Coville - author

Doreen Cronin

Doreen Cronin (Click Clack Moo, Diary of a Worm, and Diary of a Fly)  - author 

Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman - author <Historical Fiction>

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl - author, poet, and novelist

Elisabetta Dami

Elisabetta Dami (Geronimo Stilton) -author 

Jim Davis

 Jim Davis (Garfield) - cartoonist 

Alexandra Day

Alexandra Day (Good Dog Carl) - author 

Drew Daywalt

Drew Daywalt (The Day the Crayons Quit) - author and filmmaker 

Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon - author and illustrator 

James Dean

James Dean (Pete the Cat) - author and illustrator 

 Matt de la Pena

Matt de la Pena - author 

Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola - author and illustrator 

Anna Dewndey

 Anna Dewndey (Llama, Llama) - author and illustrator 

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo (Mercy Watson) - author 

Julie Donaldson

 Julie Donaldson - author 

P.D. Eastman

P.D. Eastman - author, illustrator, and screenwriter 

Christopher Eliopoulous

Christopher Eliopoulous - cartoonist and letterer of comic books

Rebecca Elliott

Rebecca Elliott (The Owl and Unicorn Diaries) - author and illustrator 

 Ian Falconer

 Ian Falconer (Olivia) - author and illustrator 

 Guiliano Ferri

Guiliano Ferri - illustrator, animator, and artist

 Beth Ferry

 Beth Ferry - author 

Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming - author and illustrator 

Don Freeman

Don Freeman (Corduroy) - author, illustrator, cartoonist, and printmaker

Jackie French - author

Jackie French - author 

 Wanda Gag

Wanda Gag - author, illustrator, and artist 

 D.L. Green

D.L. Green (Zeek Mekes) - author 

Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes - author, poet, and journalist 

Bruce Hale

Bruce Hale - author and illustrator 

Shannon Hale

Daniel Handler (A Series of Unfortunate Events) - author (written under the name of Lemony Snicket) 

 Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes - author and illustrator 

 Tad Hills

Tad Hills - author and illustrator 

Janice N. Harrington

Janice N. Harrington - poet and author

Jennifer L. Holm

Jennifer L. Holm - author 

Jess Hong

 Jess Hong - author, illustrator and designer 

Pat Hutchins

Pat Hutchins - author and illustrator  

 Pat Hutchins

Oliver Jeffers - author, illustrator, and visual artist 

Jory John

Jory John - author 

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman - author, illustrator, and artist 

Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra Jack Keats - author and illustrator 

Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller (Arnie the Doughnut and Potato Pants) - author and illustrator 

Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet)

Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) - graphic novel author and illustrator  

 Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) - author and cartoonist 

David Kirk (Miss Spider

David Kirk (Miss Spider) - author and illustrator

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen - author, illustrator, and animator 

Michelle Knudsen

Michelle Knudsen  - author 

 Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady) - author and illustrator 

 Bunmi Laditan

Bunmi Laditan - author 

  Minh Le

 Minh Le - author 

 C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) - author 

 Simone Lia

Simone Lia - author and cartoonist

  Grace Lin

Grace Lin - author and illustrator

 Jonathan London

Jonathan London (Froggy books) - author 

Lenore Look

Lenore Look (Alvin Ho series) - author 

Rafael Lopez

Rafael Lopez - illustrator and artist 

Jessica Love

Jessica Love - author, illustrator, and actress

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry - author 

  Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang - author, illustrator, and cartoonist 

James Maddox

 James Maddox - athlete and author

Amy Winfield Martin

Amy Winfield Martin - author and illustrator

Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer (Little Critter) - author and illustrator 

egan McDonald

Megan McDonald (Stink and Judy Moody) - author 

Kate and Kim McMullan

Kate and Kim McMullan - authors and illustrators 

David McPhail

David McPhail - author and illustrator

 Anna McQuinn

Anna McQuinn - author and librarian! 

Brian Meltzer

Brian Meltzer (Ordinary People Change the World biography series) - nonfiction writer and comic book author

 Ellen Miles

Ellen Miles (The Puppy Place) - author  

Wendell Minor

Wendell Minor - illustrator and artist

Asma Mobin

Asma Mobin-Uddin - author and pediatrician (children's doctor)

Yuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales - author and illustrator

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad  - author, US Olympic medalist, and change agent

Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch - author 

Warren Dean Myer

Warren Dean Myers - author 

Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara - author, illustrator, and activist designer

 Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson - author, illustrator, and painter 

Leslea Newman

Leslea Newman - author and editor 

  Laura Numeroff

 Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) - author 

Ray O'Ryan

Ray O'Ryan - author 

Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Treehouse) - author

Kathry Otosh

Kathry Otoshi - author and illustrator

  R.J. Palacio (Wonder)

R.J. Palacio (Wonder) - author, illustrator, and cover artist

Jerry Pallotta

Jerry Pallotta - author 

Peggy Parish

 Peggy Parish (Amelia Bedelia) - author 

Barbara Park

Barbara Park (Junie B. Jones) - author 

Todd Parr

Todd Parr - author, illustrator, and television producer 

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis (Timmy Failure) - author, illustrator, and cartoonist

James Patterson

 James Patterson - author 

Ann Whitford Paul

Ann Whitford Paul - poet

 Lincoln Peirce

Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) - author and illustrator

Alexandra Penfold

Alexandra Penfold - author 

Marci Peschke

Marci Peschke (Kylie Jean books) - author 

 Marcus Pfister

Marcus Pfister (Rainbow Fish) - author and illustrator

LeUyen Pham

LeUyen Pham - illustrator 

 Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey (Dog Man and Captain Underpants) - author and illustrator

Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney - illustrator and artist

Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco - author and illustrator

 Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit) - author and illustrator

 Ellen Potter

Ellen Potter (Piper Green and the Fairy Tree series) - author   

 Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky - an awesome poet!

Elise Primavera

Elise Primavera (Auntie Claus) - author and illustrator 

Jean Reagan

Jean Reagan - author 

 H.A. Rey

H.A. Rey (Curious George) - author and illustrator

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds (Coach and the "Track" series) - author 

Peter Reynolds

Peter Reynolds (illustrator of Stink and Judy Moody) - author and illustrator

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan (39 Clues) - author 

 Marcos Almada Rivero

Marcos Almada Rivero - author and illustrator 

 Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen - author and poet 

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal - author and short film maker 

J.K Rowling

J.K Rowling (Harry Potter) - author 

Rachel Renee Russell

Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries) - author and illustrator

 Pam Munoz Ryan

Pam Munoz Ryan (Esperanza Rising) - author and cover artist

Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar (Holes and Wayside School) - author 

Rene Saldana

 Rene Saldana - author and poet

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz - cartoonist  (Snoppy, Charlie Brown, Peanuts Comics)

Rob Scotton

Rob Scotton (illustrator of Splat the Cat)  - author and illustrator

 Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger - author and illustrator 

Suzanne Selfors

Suzanne Selfors (Wedgie and Gizmo) - author 

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss this link takes you to explore Seussville! - author and illustrator

David Shannon

David Shannon (No David!) - author and illustrator

Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, The Giving Tree, etc.) - poet, author, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and actor

Jessie Sima

 Jessie Sima - author and illustrator

Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon  - informational book author 

 Jerry Spinelli

 Jerry Spinelli - author 

Divya Srinivasan

Divya Srinivasan - author and illustrato

R.L. Stine

 R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) - author 

Lian Tanner

 Lian Tanner - author 

Lauren Tarshis

 Lauren Tarshis (I Survived series) - author and editor 

Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Babysitter's Club Graphic Novels) - author, illustrator, and cartoonist 

Nancy Tillman

 Nancy Tillman -  author and illustrator 

Duncan Tonatiuh

Duncan Tonatiuh - author and illustrator 

Herve Tullet

Herve Tullet - author, illustrator, and performer    

Alexander Utkin

Alexander Utkin - illustrator and cartoonist 

 Catherynne M. Valente

 Catherynne M. Valente (Fairyland series) - author and poet 

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express)  - author and illustrator 

Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen - author and illustrator

Ursula Vernon

 Ursula Vernon (Hamster Princess and Dragon Breath) - author and illustrator 

 Melanie Watt

 Melanie Watt (Scaredy Squirrel) - author and illustrator 

Bill Watterson

 Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) - cartoonist   

Sean Webster

Sean Webster - illustrator and muralist   

Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells - author and illustrator

Lisa Wheeler

Lisa Wheeler - author

David Wiesner

 David Wiesner - author and illustrator 

Laura Ingells Wilder

Laura Ingells Wilder (The Little House books) - author 

 Mo Willems

Mo Willems (Elephant and Piggie) - author and illustrator 

 Rita Williams

  Rita Williams-Garcia - author 

Karma Wilson

Karma Wilson - author

Judd Winick

Judd Winick - comic book writer/artist

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson - author 

Laurie Wright

Laurie Wright (Mindful Mantras) - author 

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen (Owl Moon) - author 

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai - author and Pakistani activist

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