Favourite Writers – Children

Contemporary Children’s Writers

  • Deb Abela – The Remarkable Secret of Aurelia Bonhoffen
  • Elizabeth C. Bunce – A Curse As Dark as Gold
  • Gail Carson Levine – Ella Enchanted; Fairest
  • Anna Dale – Whispering to Witches
  • Kate Di Camillo – The Tale Of Despereaux
  • Cornelia Funke – The Thief-Lord; Inkheart; Reckless
  • John Flanagan – The Ranger’s Apprentice series
  • Sally Gardner – I, Coriander; The Red NecklaceThe Silver Blade
  • Neil Gaiman – Coraline; The Graveyard Book
  • Cassandra Golds – The Museum of Mary Child
  • Julia Golding – Cat Among the Pigeons
  • Shannon Hale – Goose Girl; A Book of A Thousand Days
  • Joanne Harris – Runemarks
  • Richard Harding – World ShakerLiberator
  • Frances Hardinge – Fly-by-Night; Twilight Robbery
  • Mary Hoffman – The Falconer’s Knot; the Stravaganza series
  • Eva Ibbotson – The Star of Kazan; Song For Summer; Journey to the River Sea; The Morning Gift;Magic FlutesA Company of SwansMadensky Square
  • Kathryn Langrish – Troll FellTroll MillTroll BloodDark Angels
  • Lois Lowry – Number the Stars
  • Isabelle Merlin – Three Wishes; Pop Princess; Cupid’s Arrow
  • Geraldine McCaughrean – The Kite Rider; Peter Pan In Scarlet; A Little Lower than the Angels; A Pack of Lies; A White Darkness
  • Michael Morpugo – The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips; War Horse
  • Belinda Murrell – The Locket of DreamsThe Ruby Talisman; The Ivory Rose
  • Garth Nix – Sabriel, The Keys to the Kingdom
  • Siobhan Dowd – The London Eye Mystery
  • Phillip Pullman – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Golden Compass
  • Michael Pryor – Blaze of Glory; Heart of Gold
  • Emily Rodda – The Deltora quest; Key to Rondo
  • J.K.Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Angie Sage – Magick; Flyte; Physick
  • Laura Amy Schlitz – A Drowned Maiden’s Hair – a Melodrama
  • Cat Weatherill – Wild Magic
  • Jane Yolen – The Devil’s Arithmetic; The Queen’s Own Fool; Briar Rose; Girl in a Cage

Classic Children’s Writers

  • Joan Aiken – The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Midnight Is A Place
  • Lloyd Alexander – The Book Of Three; The Black Cauldron
  • Lucy M. Boston – The Children Of Green Knowe
  • Enid Blyton – The Famous Five series
  • Susan Cooper – Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising
  • Peter Dickinson – The Devils’ Children; The Blue Hawk
  • Monica Edwards – The White Riders
  • Eleanor Farjeon – The Glass Slipper; The Little Bookroom; The Silver CurlewJim at the Corner;
  • Leon Garfield – Black jack;
  • Alan Garner – The Weirdstone Of Brisingham
  • Elizabeth Goudge – The Little White Horse; Linnets And Valerians
  • Ursula le Guin – A Wizard Of Earthsea
  • Molly Hunter – A Stranger Came Ashore
  • C.S. Lewis – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
  • Penelope Lively – A Stitch in Time; The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy
  • L.M. Montgomery – the ‘Anne books; Emily of New Moon; The Blue Castle
  • Edith Nesbit – The Phoenix And The Carpet; The House Of Arden
  • E.J. Oxenham – The Abbey Girls series
  • Philippa Pierce – Tom’s Midnight Garden
  • Elizabeth Marie Pope – The Perilous Gard
  • Dodie Smith – I Capture The Castle
  • Rosemary Sutcliff – The Witch’s BratThe Rider of the White Horse
  • Nicholas Stuart Grey – The Stone CageDown In The CellarThe Seventh SwanThe Apple Stone;Grimbold’s Other World
  • J.R.R Tolkien – The Hobbit
  • Geoffrey Trease – Cue For Treason; The Popinjay StairsThe Dutch Are ComingThe Fieldof the Forty FootstepsCalabrian QuestIn the Land of the MogulThe Iron TsarA Masque for the Queen; Bring Out the Banners; Danger in the Wings
  • T.H. White – The Sword In The Stone
  • Diana Wynne Jones – Charmed Life, Cart and Cwidder