Top 10 Children’s Books Writers

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6. Margaret Wise Brown:

She was an American author of children’s books. She was born in New York and did her schooling in Connecticut. Her first book was ‘When the Wind Blew’. After came a series of books like ‘The Runaway Bunny’, ‘Little Island’, ‘Goodnight Moon’, etc. By the time she died she had written almost a hundred books. Many of them were printed after her death.


7. Maurice Sendak:

He is an American writer and illustrator of children’s books. His famous book is ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ which was published in the year 1963. It was a book based on children’s fantasy. His other famous books are ‘In the Night Kitchen’ and ‘Outside, Over There’.


8. Shel Silverstein:

He was not only an author of children’s books but was also a poet, song writer, musician, composer, cartoonist and screenwriter. His books have been translated into 20 languages and have been sold worldwide. He began by writing children’s poems. His most famous children’s book was ‘The Giving Tree’. He had his own quirky and laid back style of writing books for children. Some of his own favorites were ‘Uncle Shelby’s ABZ’ and ‘A Giraffe and a Half’ and ‘The Lion who Shot Back’.


9. Dr. Seuss:

His complete name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. His wife encouraged him to write books for children. His most popular books include The Cat in the Hat and the book Horton Hears a Who. The second book has also been converted into an animated movie which received great reviews.


10. Chris Van Allsburg:

Chris Van Allsburg is an American author and illustrator of books for children. His books are not the typical children books types. In fact through his books he tries to capture the negative aspects of human life. For example, in his book ‘The Wretched Stone’ he has tried to explain about the negative impact of watching television. Some of his other books based on similar ideas were ‘The Sweetest Fig’ and ‘The Mysteries of Harris Burdick’. Some of the other concepts that he uses in writing are dreams, environment and things with lives of their own as brought about in his book ‘Jumanji’. He also won a Caldecott Medal for this book. He won the same medal for yet another of his beautiful works ‘The Polar Express’. Both these books were converted into movies and both received great appreciation from their audiences.


These are some of the best authors for children’s books. Each author has his own style of writing and visualizing. These books cover a range of topics, from nature to animals to life and even dreams. The stories can be used a great deal of learning and can act as guides for your kids. As a parent you can always help your child learn a lot through reading books of such great writers rather than watching television all the time.


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