100 Greatest Children Authorsby jordanhores | created - 26 Nov 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
This list is a list of the greatest children's book authors based on popularity, cultural influence, critical reception, numerous accolades and books loved by both kids and parents of all ages. No specific ranking. -Kid Show Books SesameStreet *NancyDrew *ScoobyDoo SpongebobSquarpants FairlyOddparents TheBackyardigans *KimPossible Phineas&Ferb GravityFalls SofiatheFirst WildKratts SamuraiJack DocMcStuffins SheriffCallie'sWildWest Blue'sClues William's Doll My Princess Boy AmericanGirl *TheBoxcarChildren *TheHardyBoys *TheBabySittersClub *SammyKeyes *NatetheGreat *CamJansen *JigsawJones *EncyclopediaBrown *TheCodeBustersClub
Writer | The Brothers Lionheart
Grew up in Småland outside Vimmerby in the south of Sweden. Her first book came out in 1944, and she made a breakthrough the following year with the stories about Pippi Longstocking. Countless stories about Pippi and other characters of Astrid's imagination and excellent story telling ability were ...
5. Arnold Lobel
Writer | Frog and Toad
Arnold Lobel was born on May 22, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Arnold Stark Lobel. He was a writer and actor, known for Frog and Toad, Jackanory (1965) and Mouse Soup (1993). He was married to Anita Lobel. He died on December 4, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA.
23. April Sayre
Actress | Look Who's Toxic
April Sayre is an actress, known for Look Who's Toxic (1990).
30. Andrea Davis
33. Annie Kuebler
34. Anna Deeney
Actress | My Mother's Eyes
Actress | Dear Playtime
36. Annie Barrows
Annie Barrows is the co-author of New York Times bestsellers "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," which premiered as Netflix Original motion picture in 2018, and the chapter book series "Ivy + Bean." Her other books for adults and young readers include "The Truth According to Us," "...
Writer | You May Want to Marry My Husband
Amy Krouse Rosenthal was born on April 29, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Amy Krouse. She was a writer, known for You May Want to Marry My Husband, Yes Day and Exclamation Mark (2014). She was married to Jason Rosenthal. She died on March 13, 2017 in Chicago.
Actress | The Jerk
Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and ...
49. Bob Dylan
Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara
Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...
51. Blanche Fisher
Actress | Zaza
53. Beatrix Potter
Writer | Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Potter was born in Kensington, London. Her family was quite rich. She was educated by governesses. She did not have ...
66. Byron Burton
Writer | The Gang's All Here
Byron Burton is a screenwriter, songwriter, patent-holding inventor, public speaker, and national award winning journalist from Central Kentucky. Byron writes for The Hollywood Reporter and is represented by Zero Gravity Management.
In 2018, Byron Burton won a National Arts and Entertainment ...
70. Byrd Baylor
Writer | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Chris Van Allsburg was born on June 18, 1949 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Jumanji (1995) and Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). He has been married to Lisa Van Allsburg since 1974. They have two children.
Writer | The Peanuts Movie
Charles M. Schulz was born on November 26, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Charles Monroe Schulz. He was a writer and producer, known for The Peanuts Movie (2015), The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983) and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He was married to Jeannie Forsyth and Joyce ...
83. Charles Harper
Actor | Kennedy's Children
Charles Harper is an actor, known for Kennedy's Children (1982).
89. Carolyn Burns
92. Austin Lee
Actor | Baby
96. Carol Telley
Actress | Spooky Hollow
Carol Telley is an actress, known for Spooky Hollow (2006).
99. Caroline Duff
Actress | Jackboots on Whitehall
Caroline Duff is an actress, known for Jackboots on Whitehall (2010).
100. Carrie Preston
Actress | Claws
Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, where her mother was an artist and art therapist while her dad was a geo-technical engineer, a young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in life lay in performing arts. At the age of 12, she became the impresario of her own front-yard theater company as ...