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International Children's Authors and Illustrators

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Authors and illustrators across the globe.

Tomi Adeyemi. Author & Illustrator. Beatrice Alemagna. Kwame Alexander. Virginia Allyn. David Almond. Author & Illustrator. Ingela P Arrhenius. Jeri Baird. Author & Illustrator. Lynne Reid Banks. Derrick Barnes. Mac Barnett. Illustrator. Annie Barrows. Author & Illustrator. Samantha Berger. Donovan Bixley. Quentin Blake. Judy Blume. Vanessa Brantley Newton. Author & Illustrator. Author & Illustrator. Paulette Bourgeois. Author & Illustrator. Illustrator & Ceramicist. Cassandra Clare. Sebastien de Castell. Beverly Cleary. Eoin Colfer. Author & Illustrator. Gaia Cornwall. Bruce Coville. Sharon Creech.

Melissa Crowton. Roald Dahl. Kate DiCamillo. Author & Illustrator. Jenny Downham. Ame Dyckman. Deborah Ellis. Richard Fairgray. The Fan Brothers. Anne Fine. Candace Fleming. Cornelia Funke – The Official Website. Author & Illustrator. Alan Gratz. Author & Illustrator. Frances Hardinge. After she had won the 2015 Costa Book of the Year Award for The Lie Tree, an interviewer remarked to Frances Hardinge that not only was it the first children’s book to win the prestigious award since Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass in 2001 but both books showed ‘a willingness to tackle complex moral issues and make them accessible to children’.

Frances Hardinge

Hardinge replied that ‘first and foremost, I tell stories’, however, she continued, ‘I tend to assume that young readers can understand quite a lot, so… some of my stories have included things that are actually quite dark’. She admitted also, ‘my books tend to be a bit of an odd mix’ and ‘I can’t quite control the impulse to fiddle and make things more odd’. In The Lie Tree, these dark things include the death by presumed suicide of its teenage heroine Faith’s father, the Reverend Erasmus Sunderly. As the book is set in the Victorian 1860s, this carries the threat of her family’s destitution if such a verdict is reached by the local coroner.

Carl Hiaasen. Charlie Higson. Illustrator. Oliver Jeffers. Jennifer L. Holm. Author & Illustrator. Author & Ilustrator. Half the earth's surface is covered by water more than a mile deep, but most of this watery world is a mystery to us.

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In fact, more people have stood on the surface of the moon than have visited the deepest spot in the ocean. Come along as we travel down, down, down, from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Along the way you can see jellyfish that flash like a neon sign, creatures with teeth so big, they can't close their mouths, and even a squid as long as a bus, which battles to the death with a sperm whale, the largest predator on earth. 40 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008 Reviews For capturing the scale and biological richness of the ocean in a picture book, it seems hard to do better than "Down, Down, Down.

" — New York Times Book Review In this plunge into the deep, Jenkins displays his usual keen awareness of what is fascinating about biology and imparts it without sensationalism—the facts speak for themselves. — Booklist — Kirkus Reviews — School Library Journal Awards. Maureen Johnson. Julie Kagawa. Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California.

Julie Kagawa

But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel. When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. Dick King-Smith. Author & Illustrator & Zoologist. Author & Illustrator. This was posted 2 days ago.

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It has 344 notes. some tests that Joe Schmidt and I did a few months back. Not for anything specific but they were really fun. This was posted 1 month ago. It has 1,177 notes. Gordon Korman. Author & Illustrator. Author & Illustrator. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Author & Illustrator. Joe Lillington. Alexander London. Author & Illustrator. Lois Lowry. Illustrator. Sandra Markle. Wendy Mass. Kate Marshall. Megan McDonald. Karen M. McManus. Marissa Meyer. Michael Morpurgo. Brandon Mull. Author & Illustrator. Author & Illustrator. Jennifer Niven. Embrace The Wonder. Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser. Zacharia Ohora. Author & Illustrator. R. J. Palacio. Christopher Paolini. Katherine Paterson. Jackson Pearce. Author & Illustrator. Author & Illustrator.

Levi Pinfold. Jerry Pinkney. Fran Preston-Gannon. Rory Power. Elizabeth Pulford. Philip Pullman. Sara Raasch.