Suggested Authors

Suggested Authors

There are so many fantastic children's authors out there; where do you start? If you need some inspiration, browse our list of popular authors, writing for different genres and age groups, whose books are in stock on our catalogue.

All of these books can be reserved on our online catalogue.

Malorie Blackman - the former children’s laureate is an award winning writer of over 60 books for children and young adults. Fans of recent TV series Noughts & Crosses will delight in discovering more stories from this bestselling author.

Eoin Colfer - author of the hugely successful Artemis Fowl series, soon to be released as a film. His other books include The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World and The Reluctant Assassin, the first of the W.A.R.P series.

Roald Dahl - the ultimate squibbler! Why not dip into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl. It’s truly whoopsy whiffling!

Julia Donaldson - find out more about the books and discover games and activities.

Neil Gaiman - Comics, novels, non-fiction, films, find them all here, including  ‘Read Alouds’ of some of his books  Did you know he writes the first draft of each book using a fountain pen?

Emily Gravett - if you’re looking for stories that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone, why not explore the delightfully interactive world of Emily Gravett.

Caryl Hart - author of "Whiffy Wilson", "Girls can do anything" and many more. Lots of information, activities and links to amazing projects.

Chris Haughton - discover the enchanting world of books by Chris Haughton, with unique illustrations and captivating stories. Includes downloads, activities and links to ‘stay at home’ with readings of favourites such as Shh! and Oh no, George!

Oliver Jeffers - delve into the wonderful imagination of Oliver Jeffers and meet his loveable characters as they get up to all sorts of mischief and adventures.

Hilary McKay - dive into a modern classic, enjoy stories of adventure, friendship, family, laughter and derring do!  We all need some Time of Green Magic in our lives.

Karl Newson - find out more about Karl, including the Mudwaffler Club, a place to nestle down and make things up.

Guy Parker-Rees - discover the amazing images created by the illustrator of books such as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Dinosaurumpus and many more. Includes free downloads.

Liz Pichon - a brilliantly interactive website with lots of boredom-busting Tom Gates activities!

Rick Riordan - discover more about the author of the Percy Jackson series of books. Includes guides and discussion notes for some books for teachers and parents.

Michael Rosen -  a much loved author of many talents, Rosen takes you on a journey through the emotions with tales of friendship, humour, adventure and empathy.

J.K. Rowling - I solemnly declare, I am up to no good! Discover more of J. K. Rowling’s spellbinding magical world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Nick Sharratt - from Shark in the Park to Ketchup on your Cornflakes, Nick Sharratt has more than 100 books to his name. What will you choose first to explore!

David Walliams - fans of mischief and mayhem will love the hilarious and often revolting writings of this fantastic author!

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