Famous with careers are childrensauthor
  • Norman Angell

    Norman Angell was an English politician, peace activist, journalist, lecturer and author who worked for some of the best known publications of his time. Although Angell was born in England, he studied in his country only for a short while and instead went to Paris to complete his school level education. Eventually, he studied at the University of Geneva and subsequently went off to the United States. In the US, Angell did a number of jobs which did not completely do justice to his journalistic credentials and it took a while before he was able to get a job with noted newspapers. Eventually he went back to Europe and worked for newspapers in Paris and also as the editor of the esteemed magazine ˜Foreign Affairs' in the course of a glittering journalism career. Angell wrote his seminal work ˜The Great Illusion' in 1909 and in the book, he argued about the misplaced notion that wars can lead to economic development and the book became one of the most read of the time. He joined the Labour Party as well and became an MP, however his most important work towards the later part of his career was his campaign against war.

    Norman Angell

  • Miriam Coles Harris

    An American author of children's books and novels, she is best known for works such as An Utter Affair and Rutledge. The latter work focuses on the tribulations of an orphaned teen.

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • Jean de Brunhoff

    French illustrator, children's book author, and creator of the popular Babar series. The seven Babar books focus on the adventures of a young elephant.

    Jean de Brunhoff

  • Heiki Vilep

    Estonian children's book author and poet who rose to prominence in the early 2000s. His literary works include Flying Apple Tree, Jan's Adventures in Shadowland, and Clock's Cuckoo.

    Heiki Vilep

  • Petras Cvirka

    Lithuanian author who wrote several novels, children's books, and short story collections. His notable works include Frank Kruk, The Artisan and His Sons, and Seeds of Fraternity.

    Petras Cvirka

  • Hesba Stretton

    One of the most popular Evangelical authors of the 19th century, she wrote children's books and taught religion and morality. She is best known for her 1866 work, Jessica's First Prayer.

    Hesba Stretton

  • James Otis Kaler

    An American author and journalist, he published children's books under the pen name of James Otis. His best-known works include the Boy Spies series; the Toby Tyler trilogy; the Silver Fox Farm series, and the Tommy duo.

    James Otis Kaler

  • Guy Rewenig

    A Luxembourgish novelist, dramatist, children's author, and essayist, he published the first Luxembourgish-language novel, Hannert dem Atlantik, in 1984. His other works include Roman Mass mat drai Haren and Sibiresch Eisebunn.

    Guy Rewenig

  • Arthur Scott Bailey

    An American children's book author, he is best known for works such as the Tuck-Me-In Tales and the Sleepy-Time Tales. He also published a comic strip entitled Animal Whys.

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • Mary Mapes Dodge

    An American children's writer and editor, she is most famous for Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (1865), a novel that presents a portrait of early nineteenth-century Dutch life.

    Mary Mapes Dodge

  • Maria Edgeworth

    Esteemed English-Irish author of both children's and adult novels. Her best-known works include The Parent's Assistant (1796) and Practical Education (1798).

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Penelope Lively

    British author who won the Carnegie medal for her children's book The Ghost of Thomas Kempe in 1973. She has also written novels for adults like Moon Tiger, which won the 1987 Booker Prize.

    Penelope Lively

  • Suleyman Sani Akhundov

    An Azerbaijani children's author, he is known for such works as The Greedy One, Fortune's Wheel, and Falcon's Nest. He was also a playwright and a journalist.

    Suleyman Sani Akhundov

  • Bruce Larkin

    An American children's and educational author, poet, and philanthropist, he is known for his works in both English and Spanish. His children's books include At the Farm, The Book Monkeys, and All About Snakes.

    Bruce Larkin

  • Susan Warner

    An American author of religious fiction and children's books, she is known for such novels as The Wide, Wide World and What She Could. The former work was translated into many languages and was one of the most popular literary works of its time.

    Susan Warner

  • Thomas Brezina

    Best known for his Tom Turbo stories and his The Knickerbocker Gang series, this popular Austrian children's author published more than five hundred books and had his work translated into nearly forty languages. Also a television personality, he hosted or appeared on more than forty children's shows.

    Thomas Brezina

  • Meridel Lesueur

    An acclaimed American author of the 1930s and '40s, she wrote about the Great Depression-era struggles of the poor. She is known for her historical work, North Star Country (1945), as well as for her novel, The Girl (written in the 1930s and published in 1978).

    Meridel Lesueur

  • Ian Beck

    Known for such acclaimed children's books as The Teddy Robber, Home Before Dark, The Happy Bee, and Alone in the Woods, this author and illustrator also created cover art for singer Elton John's 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

    Ian Beck

  • Eleanor H. Porter

    An American novelist and children's author, she is best known for her 1913 novel, Pollyanna. Her other works include Just David (1916), The Tangled Threads (1919), and numerous short stories.

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • Jaclyn Stapp

    Philanthropist, writer and former beauty queen who held the titles of Miss New York USA in 2004 and Mrs. Florida America in 2008. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Children Are Magical and the author of the award-winning children's book Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen.

    Jaclyn Stapp

  • Daniel Pinkwater

    An American author of children's and young adult fiction, he is best known for works such as Lizard Music (1976) and The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death (1982). His 1984 children's book, Devil in the Drain, ended up on challenged book lists throughout the United States.

    Daniel Pinkwater

  • Alan Garner

    An English children's fantasy author, he is best known for The Weirdstone Trilogy, as well as for his updated versions of British folklore. His later works include The Stone Book Quartet, Strandloper, and Thursbitch.

    Alan Garner

  • Horatio Alger Jr.

    Horatio Alger, Jr. was a well-known 19th century American author known for his novels portraying young boys' struggles and challenges. Most of his stories were like fairytales in which the poor protagonist achieved respectability and a better lifestyle through hard work, courage and honesty. His style of writing influenced various writers and left a profound impact on American culture during the gilded age. Alger was interested in writing from a young age. He attended the Harvard University where he studied under the illustrious Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. There, he developed his own style of writing stories, essay and poetry and won numerous awards. However, success in literary pursuits evaded him for a long time after graduating from college as many of his initial works were rejected by publishers. He found his first big success with his novel ˜Ragged Dick', which was about a poor boy's rise to middle class respectability. The book became a bestseller and its success motivated him to write almost entirely for boys. He wrote an entire series based on the Ragged Dick theme which was a smash hit with teenage boys. During his lifetime, he was credited to have written and published more than 100 books, and numerous poems and essays which appeared in countless periodicals.

    Horatio Alger Jr.

  • Eleanor Farjeon

    An English children's author, poet, and biographer, she is most famous for works such as Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard and Morning Has Broken. She was a recipient of both the Carnegie Medal and the <a title='Hans Christian Andersen' href='/famous/hans-christian-andersen.htm'>Hans Christian Andersen</a> Award.

    Eleanor Farjeon