Author Sites for Grades 3-5

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.

A-Z Authors

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

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.

Find more author websites at:

Find more interviews with authors and illustrators:
Reading Rockets