My 10 Favorite Authors of Children’s Books

Going with the theme from last week here are some of my favorite Authors of Children’s chapter books.

  1. Jeffrey Brown is a cartoonist. He wrote the Jedi Academy series. He also wrote the amazingly funny books Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s little princess.
  2. Dav Pilkey is best known for the Captain Underpants series. However he just came out with the Dogman series which is just as funny.
  3. James Patterson’s middle school series is great. I just read I funny but I have students who read all the books and loved them.
  4. Stephen Pastis is another cartoonist. He writes a series called Timmy Failure about a detective who makes a lot of mistakes.
  5. Aaron Blabey is a picture book author (check out the Pig the Pug books. However he just came out with the series the Bad Guys and I love it.
  6. Raina Telgemeier is another author of graphic novels. She wrote smile, sisters, and adapted the babysitters club series to graphic novels.
  7. Rachel Renee Russell is the author of the dork diaries. One of my students all time favorites.
  8. James Burks is the author of Bird and Squirrel and the Haggis and Tank unleashed series. His books are high interest low level books and my struggling readers love them.
  9. Brian Selznick is an amazing illustrator. He also wrote the books wonderstruck and the Invention is Hugo Cabret.
  10. Tom Watson is the author of Stick dog and Stick Cat which are funny and entertaining.

2 Bonus Series:

DC Universe Rebirth A modern version of DC comics. Comics aren’t my thing but my 7th grade students convinced me to read one and they are pretty good.

Graphic Warfare These books are awesome because they teach about wars in such a fun way.

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