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Authors & Illustrators

Here are the top 2,100 authors and 1,000 illustrators from the whole heritage of children’s literature. And also the top Editors, Translators, and Compilers.

Mabel Lucie Attwell

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Mabel Lucie Attwell was a British illustrator. She was one of the first to make extensive use of merchandising, including pottery.

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Illustrator
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Compiler

Lived:
1879 - 1964

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Florence Atwater

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Florence Hasseltine Carroll Atwater earned a masters degree in French literature. She married Richard Tupper Atwater and had two children. After her husband was disabled by a stroke, she revised his children’s book, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” which went on to win both a Newbery Honor award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.

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Author

Lived:
1896 - 1979

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Richard Atwater

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Richard Atwater was a professor of classics at the University of Chicago who, along with his wife Florence wrote “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” It went on to win both a Newbery Honor award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.

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Author

Lived:
1892 - 1948

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John James Audubon

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John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He identified 25 new bird species.

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Author
Illustrator

Lived:
1785 - 1851

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Norman Ault (Thomas Norman Ault)

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Norman Ault was a British illustrator and anthologist.

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Illustrator

Lived:
1880 - 1950

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John Austen (John Archibald Austen)

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John Archibald Austen was an English illustrator.

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Illustrator

Lived:
1886 - 1948

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Jane Austen

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Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

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Author

Lived:
1775 - 1817

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William Austen-Leigh

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William Austen-Leigh was the youngest son of Jane Austen's nephew James-Edward Austen-Leigh, author of A Memoir of Jane Austen.

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Author
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Compiler

Lived:
1843 - 1921

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Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

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Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh was the grandson of Jane Austen's nephew James-Edward Austen-Leigh. He was the author of A Memoir of Jane Austen (1871).

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Author
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Compiler

Lived:
1872 - 1961

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James Edward Austen-Leigh (J. E. Austen-Leigh)

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Nephew of Jane Austen who wrote a memoir of her life based on recollections of her surviving relatives.

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Author
Editor
Compiler

Lived:
1798 - 1874

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Robert Austin

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Robert Austin was an English engraver and illustrator.

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Illustrator

Lived:
1895 - 1973

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Mary Austin (Mary Hunter Austin)

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Mary Hunter Austin was one of the early nature writers of the American Southwest. Her most famous work is The Land of Little Rain (1903).

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Author

Lived:
1868 - 1934

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Authorized Version

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The Authorized Version (AV), also known as the King James Version (KJV) and as the King James Bible (KJB), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. The books of the King James Version include the 39 books of the Old Testament, the 14 books of the Apocrypha, and the 27 books of the New Testament.

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Author

Lived:
1611 - 0 B.C.

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Esther Averill

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Esther Holden Averill (July 24, 1902 – May 19, 1992) was an American author and illustrator best known for The Cat Club Series, a collection of 13 stories featuring Jenny Linsky, a small black cat who wore a red scarf in all of her adventures.

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Author
Illustrator
Editor
Translator

Lived:
1902 - 1992

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Gillian Avery

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Gillian (Elise) Avery (born 30 September 1926) is a British children’s novelist and historian of childhood education and children’s literature. She and A Likely Lad won the annual Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1972, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children’s writers. It was adapted for television in 1990.

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Author
Editor

Lived:
1926 - 2016

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Harold Avery

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Harold Avery was an English author of children’s literature. He wrote over 50 books, mainly school stories.

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Author

Lived:
1867 - 1943

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Al Avery

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Al Avery is a pseudonym of Rutherford George Montgomery.

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Author

Lived:
1894 - 1985

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A. A. Avery

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A. A. Avery is a pseudonym of Rutherford George Montgomery.

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Author

Lived:
1894 - 1985

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Avi

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Avi is the pen name of Edward Irving Wortis. He is an American author of young adult and children’s literature. He won the Newbery Medal. And he won the Newbery Honor twice.

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Author

Lived:
1937 - 0 B.C.

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Dora Aydelotte

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Dora Aydelotte was an American author. She studied at The Art Institute of Chicago, then wrote historical novels. Much of her material was inspired by the pioneers in Moweaqua, Illinois, and Oklahoma.

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Author

Lived:
1878 - 1968

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