Authors and Illustrators

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Anthony Horowitz

Thought it was all over? Not for Alex Rider: the superspy who just won’t die. This summer award-winning author Anthony Horowitz brings back his most famous creation in a storming new mission to shred your nerves into ribbons.

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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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  • 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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  • Elen Caldecott

    Elen Caldecott writes stories where very ordinary people do very extraordinary things! Her new book The Mystery of Wickworth Manor is out now.

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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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  • Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is the creator of the hugely popular, award-winning Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books.

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  • Suzanne Collins

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Charlie Higson

    As well as being the best-selling author of the Young Bond series, Charlie Higson is a well-known writer and performer on television, has been a painter and decorator and in his own band; ‘The Higsons’!

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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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  • Jim Kay

    Jim Kay is the illustrator of the 2012 Carnegie/Greenaway winner A Monster Calls.

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  • Dick King-Smith

    Dick King Smith is the much-loved author of ‘farmyard fantasy’ books like the award-winning The Sheep-pig. He died in January 2011.

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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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  • Karen McCombie

    Karen McCombie is the brilliant, best-selling author of the Ally’s World and Stella Etc. series, plus a number of titles for teenagers.

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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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  • 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 the 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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  • Emer Stamp

    Emer Stamp grew up on a farm in Devon before training in graphic design and becoming the Creative Director for the advertising agency behind the John Lewis Christmas adverts. The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig is her debut novel.

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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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  • 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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