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Any of you have a favorite children's author?

Post by obiebookworm » 26 Oct 2013, 20:43

Since children's literature is a forte of mine, I have many children's authors that I like. My all-time favorite has been and still is Tomie DePaola. He is an incredibly talented storyteller as well as illustrator.
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Post by Lainie » 27 Oct 2013, 07:20

Can't say that I have a favorite but lately I'm really liking Joseph Delaney. He writes the Spook series, really good books for older children and adults as well.

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Post by obiebookworm » 27 Oct 2013, 09:56

Joseph Delaney? I have not heard of him. I will have to check his books out. Thanks!!!!
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Post by gali » 28 Oct 2013, 00:26

Some of mine are: Anthony Piers, Eoin Colfer, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by obiebookworm » 28 Oct 2013, 00:29

All authors...very cool, indeed!
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Post by Mbreavis » 01 Nov 2013, 08:02

I really liked R.L. Stine. The Goosebumps series was my favorite to read when I was little.

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Post by Craigable » 15 Nov 2013, 12:08

No single favorite author for me, but here are a few outstanding books that come to mind...

I simply adore William Steig's Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. That's my only "very young reader" entry.

The remaining books are all works that older children and adults both enjoy: Stuart Little, Steig's Dominic, The Phantom Tollbooth, and Thurber's The Wonderful O.
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Post by obiebookworm » 15 Nov 2013, 16:41

To Craigable: All wonderful authors and books!
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Post by robertcjgraves » 11 Dec 2013, 12:12

As a boy, I read a lot of C.S. Lewis, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Wilson Rawls, and even Judy Blume. I think all of those authors are excellent. Right now, I love reading Dr. Seuss to my toddler, especially Fox in Sox.

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Post by Njkinny_28 » 12 Dec 2013, 03:51

I love all the books by Enid Blyton, R.L. Stine, R.K. Narayan, Roald Dahl, Ruskin Bond, E. Nesbit.. :)
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Post by Spideybat » 13 Dec 2013, 20:10

R.L. Stine's Goosebump series was my favourite series to grow up on. I really liked Robert Munsch as well, his stories were always so creative and funny! And dare I forget to mention Dr. Seuss. I loved that he encouraged imagination and creating new words!

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Post by Nathrad Sheare » 14 Dec 2013, 23:26

Hm... Children's authors... experts in the language of the midgets... from among these I have to choose one... I think Lewis Carrol was the wittiest, though C.S. Lewis had some great ideas when it came to teaching the world about the deeper things we all ask about, and J.R.R. Tolkien was just, you know, brilliant... Hard to choose... Oh, and I loved the books "Stellaluna" and "Guess How Much I Love You?" Robert Munsch was a bright one. Dr. Suess wasn't bad, either... How to choose? I grew up with so many of them! Um... Um... Um... Well... Here's... You see... I'm thinking... I'll have an answer... Okay, TOLKIEN! I'll go with him. He's a great name, an admirable one in the world of great literature, for sure. Yeah. That's it.
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Post by librarynerd » 31 Dec 2013, 09:18

Mine was Roald Dahl. Hands down. I read and re-read Willy Wonka and watched the movie with Gene Wilder hundreds of times. 2nd on my list was James and the Giant Peach. The stories of poor, destitute children winning big just spoke to me!

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Post by Loveabull » 01 Jan 2014, 20:04

obiebookworm wrote:Since children's literature is a forte of mine, I have many children's authors that I like. My all-time favorite has been and still is Tomie DePaola. He is an incredibly talented storyteller as well as illustrator.
I agree! "Strega Nona" and all the others can be reread endlessly. The Italian theme is a plus. My late mother-in law was Sicilian...good books about the culture too.

So many favorite children's authors...Sandra Boynton, Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Ronald Dahl, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary...
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Post by srittyx3 » 05 Jan 2014, 13:21

R.L. Stine & Lemony Snicket

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