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Celebrate Children's Book Week with Your Favorite Children's Authors

By Kristin Masters. May 2, 2011. 3:29 AM.

Topics: Caldecott Medal, Children's Books, Newbery Award

Today kicks off Children’s Book Week! Since 1919, the event has been celebrated across the country in schools, libraries, bookstores, and everywhere else children can discover a love of reading. As adult readers, we remember those children’s books that were truly magical.

Here’s a list of our five favorite children’s authors.

    • Dr. Seuss: This master of tongue twisters wrote and illustrated countless children’s classics. Dr. Seuss is undoubtedly the best known and most well loved children’s author of the modern age.
    • Shel Silverstein: The Giving Tree captures hearts generation after generation, and Silverstein composed hilarious poetry that tickles the funny bone in readers of all ages.
    • Beatrix Potter: The tales of Peter Rabbit, Mr. Toad, and friends pair delicate illustrations with whimsical stories. Potter was a prolific author, leaving us with over 20 classic tales.
    • AA Milne: Who can forget Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, and the Hundred Acre Wood? The works of AA Milne always inspire our imagination.
    • Cornelia Funke: Funke writes for children of all ages, with both picture books and young adult novels to her name.  Her ability to captivate us with fantasy truly sets her apart.
        We’re also quite fond of authors who have earned, 
Caldecott Medals, Newbery Awards, or Coretta Scott King Awards
for their works. Whom would you add to this list?

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Kristin Masters
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