Here are links to websites for many great authors who write books for children in third through fifth grade. The authors are organized alphabetically by their last names. Click on the first letter of the author's last name to search for an author.
Avi - many fiction books including Poppy, Ragweed, and The Secret School.
video interview with Avi
Blume, Judy - (SOUND!) funny and realistic fiction books including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Blubber, and Freckle Juice.
Child, Lauren (SOUND!) - fiction books about Clarice Bean and picture books about Charlie and Lola.
Christopher, Matt - sports fiction books.
Cleary, Beverly - fiction books about Ramona and Ralph S. Mouse.
video interview with Beverly Cleary
Clements, Andrew - fiction books about smart, inventive kids including Frindle, Room One, andLunch Money.
Cole, Joanna - Magic School Bus nonfiction book series.
Magic School Bus website (SOUND!)
video interview with Joanna Cole
Creech, Sharon - fiction books written in poetic form including Love That Dog, Replay, and Granny Torelli Makes Soup.
Dadey, Debbie - The Bailey School Kids series of fiction books.
Dahl, Roald (SOUND!) - fantasy books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda.
DiCamillo, Kate - fiction books including Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Desperaux, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
DiTerlizzi, Tony (SOUND!) - fantasy series The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Funke, Cornelia - fantasy books Dragon Rider, Inkspell, and The Thief Lord.
biography of Cornelia Funke
George, Jean Craighead - adventure books including My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves.
Gutman, Dan - sports fiction books including The Million Dollar Kick, The Million Dollar Goal and The Million Dollar Shot.
Hatkoff, Isabella and Craig - nonfiction books about animals including Owen and Mzee and Knut.
Owen and Mzee website (SOUND!)
Henkes, Kevin - fiction books including Olive's Ocean, Sun & Spoon and the Zebra Wall.
Hobbs, Will - adventure books including Jackie's Wild Seattle, Ghost Canoe, and Howling Hill.
Holm, Jennifer - Babymouse graphic novels.
Hurwitz, Johanna - fiction books including Aldo Applesauce, Teacher's Pet, and Class Clown.
Jacques, Brian - fantasy books in the Redwall series.
Jenkins, Steve - nonfiction books with colorful collage illustrations.
Kinney, Jeff - Diary of a Wimpy Kid fiction books
Kline, Suzy - fiction series about Herbie Jones, Horrible Harry, Molly, and Song Lee.
Lowry, Lois - fiction books about Anastasia and Sam.
video interview with Lois Lowry
McDonald, Megan - fiction books about Judy Moody and her little brother Stink.
Mull, Brandon - fantasy series Fablehaven
Paolini, Christopher - fantasy books Eragon and Eldest.
Park, Barbara - Junie B. Jones fiction series.
Park, Linda Sue - fiction book Project Mulberry and Archer's Quest.
video interview with Linda Sue Park
Paterson, Katherine - fiction books Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Bread and Roses, Too.
video interview with Katherine Paterson
Paulsen, Gary - adventure books including Hatchet, The River, and Dogsong.
Pilkey, Dav - hilarious fiction books about Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta
Polacco, Patricia - picture books with many based on stories about her family including The Keeping Quilt, Meteor!, and Thank You, Mr. Falker.
video interview with Patricia Polacco
Prelutsky, Jack (SOUND!) - funny and touching poetry in many books including Good Sports, The New Kid on the Block, and The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders.
poetry writing with Jack Prelutsky
video interview with Jack Prelutsky
Robinson, Barbara - hilarious books about the horrible Herdman children including The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Best Halloween Ever and The Best School Year Ever.
Rowling, J. K. - fantasy series about Harry Potter and his classmates at Hogwarts Academy.
Harry Potter website
Ryan, Pam Munoz - realistic fiction books including Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi Leon andPaint the Wind.
video interview with Pam Munoz Ryan
Sabuda, Robert - creator of the incredible pop up books including The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, and Winter's Tale.
Sachar, Louis - fiction series Wayside School and Marvin Redpost and the books Holes and Small Steps.
Scieszka, Jon - Humorous picture books including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairy Stupid Tales, and Math Curse.
video interview with Jon Scieszka
Silverstein, Shel (SOUND!) - hilarious poetry in books including Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic and Falling Up.
Simon, Seymour - nonfiction books about many different subjects illustrated with beautiful photography.
video interview with Seymour Simon
Smith, Jeff - Bone graphic novels
Snicket, Lemony - A Series of Unfortunate Events books.
Stine, R. L. (SOUND!) - horror books including the Goosebumps and Mostly Ghostly series.
video interview with R. L. Stine
Stone, Jeff - Five Ancestors fiction series
Van Allsburg, Chris - picture books including The Polar Express, Jumanji, and Probuditi!
video interview with Chris Van Allsburg
Van Draanen, Wendelin - fiction books in the Sammy Keyes and Shredderman series.
Wallace, Bill - fiction books Snot Stew, Skinny-Dipping at Monster Lake, and No Dogs Allowed!
Wick, Walter - photographer of the I-Spy and Can You See What I See? books.
Wiesner, David - Caldecott-award winning picture books Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls - author of the Little House fiction series.
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