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Top 10 Best Children's Authors and There Best Book
Everyone has their favorite book, but did you know most authors have several well known children's books. Take a look at our list of all time best children's authors.

Top 10 Children's Book Authors and Their Best Books

Sometimes an author just grabs you. Their writing style, rhyming style, colorful pictures or black line drawings draw you into their imaginative world. If you were a child, or have children (that should include just about everyone unless you just suddenly appeared) your favorite stories were probably read over and over and over.
In our family we have a few such books that not only got loved so much we read them until we memorized them, but many times we had to go out and buy a replacement book because the pages had fallen out. These are the books  and their Authors I'm looking at today. Best loved, maybe not so famous kids authors and their books that shaped our childhood bedtimes.


Number 10....

Eric Carle - Eric Carles art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images. Many of his books have an added dimensiondie-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a crickets song as in The Very Quiet Cricket. (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - The Very Hungry Catepillar

Number 9....

H.A. Ray - While in Paris, Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of a French publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book. The result, Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys, is little remembered today, but one of its characters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success that the couple considered writing a book just about him. (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - Curious George

Number 8....

Doreen Cronin - Born in New York and growing up on Long Island, she published in 2000 her first book, Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type , She attended law school, eventually completing it around the same time that Click Clack Moo was completed. Click Clack Moo was later published, winning a number of awards and being named an honor winner for the Caldecott Medal. (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - Giggle Giggle Quack

Number 7....

Beatrix Potter - In 1900, Potter revised her tale about the four little rabbits, and fashioned a dummy book of it - it has been suggested, in imitation of Helen Bannerman's 1899 bestseller The Story of Little Black Sambo.[43] Unable to find a buyer for the work, she published it for family and friends at her own expense in December 1901. It was drawn in black and white with a coloured frontispiece. (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Number 6....

Laura Numeroff - Numeroff was an avid reader and by the age of 9 had decided she wanted to be a writer when she became an adult.[1] She credits her current profession to two specific childhood favorites and has claimed that they are the reason she is a writer: E. B. Whites Stuart Little and Kay Thompsons Eloise. (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - If You Give a Mouse A Cookie

Number 5....

Robert McCloskey- wrote and illustrated eight books, two of which won the Caldecott Medal, the American Library Association's annual award of distinction for children's book illustration.[1][2]Many of McCloskey's books were set on the Maine coast, including One Morning in Maine and Burt Dow, Deep Water-man. (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal

Number 4.....

Judi Barrett - is an author of several picture books, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing. Several of her most popular books are illustrated by her husband Ron Barrett.  (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Number 3.....

P.D. Eastman - Eastman worked at the story department of Walt Disney Productions. From 1941 to 1943 he worked at the story department of Warner Bros. Cartoons. From 1945 to 1952 he worked in the story department of United Productions of America. He contributed to the "Private Snafu" World War II training films, wrote for the animation Mr. Magoo, and the Gerald McBoing-Boing series for UPA.

All Time Favorite Book - Are You My Mother and so many more

Number 2.....

Theodor Seuss Geisel - Otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. He published 46 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. (Wikipedia.org)

All Time Favorite Book - The Cat In The Hat (But how are we suppose to choose just one?)

Number 1.....

Shel Silverstein - was an American poet, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in his children's books. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies

All Time Favorite Book - The Giving Tree (But we loved all his poetry books too)