Children's Authors

Know about famous children’s authors who have captivated the imagination of millions of kids through their novels, poetry, and stories. This list of famous children’s authors contains names like Aesop, Astrid Lindgren, Castilla Gingrich, Charles Perrault and Dav Pikey.

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 1 Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 24, 1991

Dr. Seuss was an American children's author, illustrator, and political cartoonist. He is credited with writing some of the most famous children's books ever, including The Cat in the Hat. His works were translated into over 20 languages and sold more than 600 million copies by the time of his death. Many of his creations were adapted into animated cartoons.

 2 Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 3 Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 4 Dom DeLuise

Dom DeLuise
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 4, 2009
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 5 Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 6 Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish
Died: October 10, 2009
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 7 Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 8 Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 12, 1628
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: May 16, 1703

Most people have grown up reading fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots. However, they aren’t probably aware that these folk tales were first collated and presented under the genre fairy tales, as Tales of Mother Goose, by 17th-century French author Charles Perrault.

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 9 Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 10 Aesop

Aesop
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Famous As: Fabulist
Birthdate: 0620 BC
Died: 0565 BC

 11 Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 12 Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 13 L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 6, 1919

 14 Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 15 Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 16 Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 17 S. E. Hinton

S. E. Hinton
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 18 Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 28, 2002

Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish writer remembered for authoring children's book series and children's fantasy novels. In 1967, the Astrid Lindgren Prize was established in her honor. Lindgren was honored with the Right Livelihood Award in 1994 for her work as a children's writer. In 2017, it was revealed that Lindgren is the 18th most translated author in the world. 

 19 Keegan Connor Tracy

Keegan Connor Tracy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian

 20 Harland Williams

Harland Williams
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian, American

 21 Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 22 Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 29, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 6, 2007

 23 Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 24 Jenny Han

Jenny Han
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 25 Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian

 26 Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Dominican, American

 27 Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 28 Callista Gingrich

Callista Gingrich
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 29 Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: January 31, 2020

 30 George Saunders

George Saunders
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 31 James Dashner

James Dashner
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 32 Christian Jessen

Christian Jessen
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 33 Arlene Alda

Arlene Alda
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Famous As: Musician, Photographer, Writer
Birthdate: March 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 34 Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 24, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, American
Died: October 29, 1924

 35 Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 36 Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 37 Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: December 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 38 Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: March 26, 2011

 39 Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: July 17, 2006

 40 Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 41 Michael Bond

Michael Bond
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: June 27, 2017

 42 Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry
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Famous As: Children's author
Birthdate: June 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 1994

 43 John Boyne

John Boyne
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish

 44 Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Jamaican, American

 45 Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 46 V. E. Schwab

V. E. Schwab
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 47 Michael Ende

Michael Ende
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: August 28, 1995

 48 Matt Haig

Matt Haig
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 49 Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 50 John Masefield

John Masefield
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: May 12, 1967
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