Authors and Illustrators

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Karen McCombie

She’s the brilliant, best-selling author of the Ally’s World and Stella Etc. series, and is back with Catching Falling Stars, a Blitz tale full of charm and laughter. Don’t miss it!

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Authors and Illustrators in the Scholastic Book Club

  • Allan Ahlberg

    Allan Ahlberg is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers and is the author of over a hundred books.

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  • Giles Andreae

    Did you know that Giles Andreae is one of the most successful children’s authors working today – and he’s the creator of the iconic Purple Ronnie character?

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  • Cerrie Burnell

    Cerrie Burnell is a much-loved presenter on Cbeebies, and now she’s an author too! Her first picture book Snowflakes is out now.

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  • Meg Cabot

    Meg Cabot is the author of the hugely successful Princess Diaries series, and other great titles for girls.

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  • Eric Carle

    Eric Carle is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many classic picture books, and is best known for the much-loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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  • Cathy Cassidy

    She’s been an art teacher, magazine editor and agony aunt but we like her best as a top-selling author. If you love books about family, friendship and chocolate, then look no further than Cathy!

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  • Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins is the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.

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  • Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Frank Cottrell Boyce is a successful British screenwriter and is now an award-winning children’s author.

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  • Cressida Cowell

    Cressida Cowell is the author of the bestselling Hiccup the Viking books, and many picture books including the award-winning Emily Brown series.

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  • Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!

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  • Katie Davies

    Katie Davies is the award-winning author of fresh, funny animal stories like The Great Hamster Massacre.

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  • Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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  • Anne Fine

    Award-winning novelist Anne Fine has written more than 50 books for adults and children.

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  • Claire Freedman

    Claire Freedman is the author of the best-selling Aliens Love Underpants books.

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  • Dan Freedman

    Dan Freedman is author of the Jamie Johnson football books, and also works at the FA, editing their website and match programmes.

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  • Caryl Hart

    Caryl Hart is the award-winning author of fantastic picture books like Supermarket Zoo and Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate.

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  • Sue Hendra

    Sue Hendra is the wonderfully funny, award-winning author and illustrator of picture books like Barry the Fish with Fingers.

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  • Anthony Horowitz

    It’s 15 years since the first awesome Alex Rider adventure and they’re still the real deal, loved by millions worldwide.

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  • Jeff Kinney

    Jeff Kinney is author of the hugely popular Wimpy Kid books.

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  • Derek Landy

    Derek Landy is the author of the bestselling Skulduggery books – the funniest dead detective ever!

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  • Margi McAllister

    She’s the award-winning author of Fawn and A Home for Teasel, heartwarming animal tales of hope and friendship, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Lauren St John.

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  • Sarah McIntyre

    Illustrator and author Sarah McIntyre is the fantastic creator of comics and picture books including Superkid and You Can’t Eat a Princess.

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  • Hilary McKay

    Hilary McKay is then award-winning author of the much loved Casson family books, and also writes the Charlie and Lulu books for younger readers.

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  • Jonathan Meres

    Jonathan Meres has worked as an ice-cream van driver and a stand-up comedian but now he’s the bestselling author of The World of Norm books!

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  • Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.

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  • Patrick Ness

    Patrick Ness is the multi award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls.

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  • James Patterson

    James Patterson is one of the world’s bestselling authors. He started out writing adult thrillers (and still does) but began writing children’s books when son, Jack, said he couldn’t find any great page-turning books for kids his age.

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  • Liz Pichon

    Liz Pichon’s brilliant Tom Gates series has sold over 600,000 copies in the UK alone, and has picked up oodles of top awards. We love it!

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  • Dav Pilkey

    Dav Pilkey is the author of the bestselling Captain Underpants series.

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  • Philip Pullman

    Philip Pullman is probably the world’s most acclaimed living children’s author, best known for the trilogy of books known as His Dark Materials.

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  • Philip Reeve

    Philip Reeve is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines books.

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  • Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen is an author, poet and broadcaster, best known for classic books like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009

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  • Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.

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  • Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt is one of the country’s favourite illustrators, with over 100 books to his name.

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  • Francesca Simon

    Francesca Simon is the creator of tiny terror and huge bestseller Horrid Henry!

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  • Alex T. Smith

    He’s the creator of brilliant, quirky picture books like Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion and the hilarious Claude series for early readers. We love Alex T. Smith!

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  • Kaye Umansky

    Kaye Umansky has written over 100 books for children, and is best known for the Pongwiffy series.

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  • David Walliams

    Comedian and writer David Walliams is one of Britain’s bestselling children’s authors

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  • Holly Webb

    Holly is the best-selling author of lots of brilliant books including the Molly’s Magic, Animalmagic and Rose series.

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  • Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.

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