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.

 1 Jenny Slate

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

 2 Rosie O'Donnell

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 3 Nadiya Hussain

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

 4 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 John Barrowman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British, American

 6 Karamo Brown

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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 7 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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 8 Emma Walton Hamilton

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
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 9 Rumer Godden

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: November 8, 1998

 10 L. Frank Baum

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

 11 Aesop

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

 12 Orson Scott Card

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

 13 Astrid Lindgren

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

 14 S. E. Hinton

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 15 Callista Gingrich

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

 16 Chris Van Allsburg

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

 17 Harland Williams

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

 18 Maurice Ashley

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

 19 Dav Pilkey

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

 20 Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

 21 Matt Haig

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

 22 Quentin Blake

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

 23 Keegan Connor Tracy

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

 24 Charles Perrault

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

 25 Lois Lowry

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

 26 Mary Higgins Clark

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

 27 Diana Wynne Jones

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

 28 Kristi Yamaguchi

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

 29 Arlene Alda

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

 30 V. E. Schwab

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 31 Nandana Sen

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

 32 Mickey Spillane

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

 33 Louise Erdrich

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

 34 George Saunders

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

 35 Liane Moriarty

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

 36 Kay Thompson

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: July 2, 1998

 37 Rob Thomas

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

 38 Martellus Bennett

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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 39 Madeleine L'Engle

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

 40 Richard Scarry

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

 41 James Dashner

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

 42 John Boyne

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

 43 Michael Bond

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

 44 Roddy Doyle

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish

 45 Junot Díaz

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

 46 Philip Reeve

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 47 Christian Jessen

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

 48 Michael Ende

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

 49 Hayim Nahman Bialik

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian
Died: July 4, 1934

 50 Rainbow Rowell

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