Authors and Illustrators

Author of the month

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Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra is the wonderfully funny, award-winning author and illustrator of some of our favourite picture books, like Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Don’t miss the wacky balloon escapades of Gordon’s Great Escape out now!

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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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  • Betty G. Birney

    Betty G. Birney is author of the much-loved World According to Humphrey books.

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  • Malorie Blackman

    The former Children’s Laureate is the awardwinning author of over 50 books, including the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.

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  • Cerrie Burnell

    Cerrie Burnell is a much-loved presenter on Cbeebies, and now she’s an author too! Check out her picture books Snowflakes and Mermaid, and Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella, her first novel for young readers. All Cerrie’s titles are illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.

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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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  • Eoin Colfer

    Eoin Colfer is the author of the brilliant Artemis Fowl series.

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  • Suzanne Collins

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

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  • Andrew Cope

    Andrew Cope is the author of the hugely popular Spy Dog and Spy Pups books about the highly trained secret agent dog Lara.

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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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  • Martin Handford

    Martin is the author of the hugely popular Where’s Wally books, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and is as popular as ever!

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  • Eva Ibbotson

    Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books including Journey to the River Sea.

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  • Mick Inkpen

    Mick Inkpen is an award-winning author and illustrator who is best known for his characters Kipper and Wibbly Pig. His books have sold millions of copies across the world.

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  • Jeff Kinney

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

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  • Sarah McIntyre

    Illustrator and author Sarah McIntyre is the fantastic creator of comics, picture books and fiction including You Can’t Eat a Princess and Pugs of the Frozen North.

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  • Hilary McKay

    Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of many children’s books including the much loved Casson family series.

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  • David Melling

    David Melling is the creator of over sixty picture books, including the much-loved Hugless Douglas.

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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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  • Jill Murphy

    Jill Murphy is the author of the Worst Witch and Large Family books. Her much-loved heroine Mildred is back in The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, and Jill is a World Book Day author for 2014.

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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 well over 2 million copies, 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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  • Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan is blockbuster author of the best-selling Percy Jackson books, The Kane Chronicles and his new Magnus Chase series.

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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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  • Holly Smale

    Holly Smale is the author of the incredibly funny Geek Girl books starring our favourite smart and funny braniac turned model Harriet Manners.

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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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  • Jeremy Strong

    At the age of three, Jeremy Strong fell out of a first floor window and landed on his head. He was in hospital for a week with a broken arm and a headache. Luckily he recovered, and today he is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors!

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  • Mitchell Symons

    Mitchell Symons writes jaw-dropping, fact-packed books about the weird and wonderful world of trivia, and has twice won the prestigious Blue Peter award for Best Book with Facts.

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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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  • Ian Whybrow

    Ian Whybrow is author of the much-loved Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books and has had over 100 children’s books published!

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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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