7 Most Popular Authors for Children

One of the biggest delights of childhood is to read children’s books or to listen to them in your mother’s narration. There are a plethora of children’s books available today unlike the times of yore when books by Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene were the only good options. New mothers can browse through this list of the most popular kiddie book authors so as to get the best for your children and have a great story telling session with them.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

1. J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling has undoubtedly made a huge contribution to the field of children's books and revolutionized fantasy writing for kids. The post Harry Potter book series period, saw a number of authors coming out with similar fantasy and magic centric books with young protagonists. But the original still remains a huge favorite with most of the kids today.


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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

2. Roald Dahl

No matter what, every library's kids section always has Dahl's books stocked up because his style of writing has appealed and entertained nearly two generation of kids. Children have happily lapped up popular titles of his such as, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Esiotrot, among many others.


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Lemony Snickett

Lemony Snickett

3. Lemony Snickett

The book series, 'A series of unfortunate events', which was also adapted as a popular Hollywood movie, catapulted this author to popularity and success with children. His recent release, All the Wrong Questions, has been a runaway hit with the kids too. Watch out for his collaborative work with famed illustrator, Jon Klassen, The Dark, which will be releasing soon.


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R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine

4. R.L. Stine

He is known as the Stephen Hawking for children and he is the first resort for kids who are bored of the happy frothy books in which everyone is forever in wonderland. This author is the mind behind the creation of successful horror cum mystery titles like the Goosebumps and Fear Street series.


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Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen

5. Jane Yolen

She has penned more than 300 books for children about different topics and themes. Her writing is so appealing and loved by children that Newsweek called Jane Yolen 'The Hans Christian Andersen of America' and The New York Times labeled her 'A modern equivalent of Aesop'.


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Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart

6. Paul Stewart

One of the most appreciated writers of children’s books is Paul Stewart whose book series are always anticipated by kids. He is the mind behind bestselling book series like The Edge Chronicles, the Free Lance novels and the Far Flung Adventures. Hugo Pepper and Freeglader are two other hugely celebrated books that have been penned by him.


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Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes

7. Kevin Henkes

Mr. Henkes is a popular and immensely read author and illustrator of best selling children's books which include titles like, Old Bear, Kitten's first full moon, A good day, The Zebra wall, etc. His books are all the rage among middle graders too so you have a reliable author at hand, whether you want to buy books for your toddler or your 10 year old.


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  • J.K. Rowling
  • Roald Dahl
  • Lemony Snickett
  • R.L. Stine
  • Jane Yolen
  • Paul Stewart
  • Kevin Henkes

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