100 Children’s Authors and Illustrators Everyone Should Know

It’s not impossible to list every great author and illustrator of children’s books out there, but it would be an extraordinarily long list! This list is meant to help introduce children and caring adults to 100 creators who are acclaimed in the field of children’s literature and connect kids to thoughtful, engaging, and joyful reading experiences.

This list is organized by age range and then by the author’s last name, though many of these authors and illustrators create books for all ages of readers. Getting to know these authors and illustrators gives kids the opportunity to continue to read favorite writers as they grow.

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