7 Favorite Children's Authors of All-Time According To Readers

7 Favorite Children’s Authors of All-Time According To Readers

Who is your favorite children’s author of all-time and why?

To help you identify the best children’s authors, we asked avid readers this question for their best picks. From Christopher Paul Curtis to Dr. Seuss to Julia Donaldson, there are several children’s authors that came up as the all-time favorites.

Here are seven favorite children’s authors of all-time:

  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Beatrix Potter 
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Grace Lin
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Julia Donaldson

Christopher Paul Curtis

My all-time favorite children’s author is Christopher Paul Curtis. Since 1995, Christopher Paul Curtis has been writing award-winning novels for young people concentrating on the history of African Americans. His books are often written in his hometown, Flint, Michigan. But his characters are what makes his book so read and beloved. His detailed insight into children’s personalities, brains, and family dynamics makes his trait super specific, even while historical events like the Birmingham Church Bombing of 1963 or the Underground Railroad are discovered in his story’s background. However, this author is mostly known for his Bud Not Buddy.

Caroline Lee, CocoSign

J.K. Rowling

My favorite children’s author of all time is definitely J.K.Rowling. The phenomenon of the Harry Potter books series influenced and shaped the whole generation of today’s twenty and thirty-year-olds. What I really like about her work is that it goes beyond pure entertainment. In her books, Rowling deals with important topics such as the fight against racism, intolerance, and violence. She also teaches us valuable life lessons such as loyalty, friendship, and courage. Harry Potter books are timeless classics that will continue to entertain and inspire future generations.

Michal Jonca, Passport Photo Online

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was ahead of her time as an author and illustrator of children’s literature. Her whimsical stories are timeless and delightful; from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to The Fairy Caravan, Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes, and more, Potter’s twenty-three children’s tales have won millions of hearts the world over, earning her legendary literary status as an author. Not only was Beatrix Potter a brilliant, independent creative, but a passionate philanthropist who cared so deeply about conservation that most of her estate was left to Great Britain’s Natural Trust to preserve land and wildlife. Her legacy continues to inspire and impact, and the world of literature or conservation would not be the same without her many unique contributions.

Marilyn Zubak, Snif

Dr. Seuss

There is a sense of being a child again whenever I stumble over one of Dr. Seuss’s books. His books are just enjoyable and inspiring when you read them. Nothing beats words that rhyme, especially when you’re reading them to a toddler.

Chad Rubin, Profasee

Grace Lin

Grace Lin is an author who has played a role in a wide range of children’s books for all young children. From picture books for very young children who have not yet known to read and write to early stories for developing children to help them in reading skills and finally to novels for more developed children who are looking into building their young age vocabularies. For this reason, she has proved to be my favorite in that she helps children in a very wide age range. Her stories make sure to develop young children, moving them from zero to heroes.


Beverly Cleary

It is hard not to talk about Beverly Cleary when talking about children’s books. Her books contain all the requirements of a good book for a child to read or to read to one. Her stories are funny, but the best thing is that they are relatable. Children have a good time with this book because they can relate to the details while still having a good time reading. My best children’s book is still Ramona and Her Father, and I would like to read this book to my child someday.

Ivy Bosibori, USBadCreditLoans

Julia Donaldson

For younger kids, I highly recommend Julia Donaldson. Her books Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo are full of fun rhymes that send a perfect message to kids, primarily about friendship and inclusion. In my experience, kids are enticed to try to write after these books, simple poems. Big books can be overwhelming and actually stunt a budding young writer.  Words are a game that should be played by every kid, and Julia Donaldson, UK Children’s Laureate, helps open that imagination.

Donna Gleize, Junior Infants

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