Aidan Chambers Aidan Chambers (born 27 December 1934) is a British author of children's and young-adult novels.
Alexander Gordon Smith Alexander Gordon Smith (27 February 1979, Norwich, England) is an author of books, mainly for children and young adults.
Alison Prince Alison Prince (born 26 March 1931) is a British children's writer, screenwriter and biographer now settled on the Isle of Arran in Scotland.
Allan Ahlberg Janet Ahlberg (1944 – 13 November 1994), née Janet Hall, and Allan Ahlberg (born 1938) were a British married couple who created many children's books, including picture books that regular...
Ally Kennen Ally Kennen (born 1975) is a British author of adventure novels for children and teens.
Amy Catherine Walton Amy Catherine Walton, better known as Mrs O F Walton, was a British author of Christian children's and teenage books, mainly but not exclusively fiction.
Andrew Norriss Andrew Norriss is a British children's author and a writer for television.
Angela Brazil Angela Brazil (30 November 1868 – 13 March 1947) was one of the first British writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories", written from the characters' point of view and intended primarily as...
Angharad Tomos Angharad Tomos (born 19 July 1958) is a Welsh author and prominent language activist.
Ann Halam Gwyneth Jones (born February 14, 1952) is an English science fiction and fantasy writer and critic, and a young adult/children's writer under the name Ann Halam.
Ann Jungman Ann Jungman is an author of children's literature.
Ann Kelley Ann Kelley (born 17 December 1941) is a British writer known best for children's books.
Ann Turnbull Ann Turnbull (born 1943) is a British writer of fiction for children and young adults.
Anne Fine Anne Fine, OBE FRSL (born 7 December 1947) is a British writer, best known for children's books although she also writes for adults.
Anthony Browne (author) Anthony Edward Tudor Browne (born 11 September 1946) is a British author and illustrator of children's books with nearly forty titles to his name.
Anthony Buckeridge Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge OBE was an English author, best known for his Jennings and Rex Milligan series of children's books.
Anthony McGowan Anthony McGowan (born 1965) is a British author of novels for adults and children.
Arthur Mee Arthur Henry Mee (21 July 187527 May 1943) was a British writer, journalist and educator.
Barbara Leonie Picard Barbara Leonie Picard (17 December 1917 – 15 December 2011) was a British writer of children's books, known best for historical fiction and for retellings of ancient myths and medieval legends.
Christopher Awdry Christopher Vere Awdry (born 2 July 1940) is an English author best known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his fath...
Christopher Smart Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771), also known as "Kit Smart", "Kitty Smart", and "Jack Smart", was an English poet.
Cindy Jefferies Cindy Jefferies was born in 1951 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and after some years in Scotland she returned to the county, where she still lives and continues to write for children.
Clive Sansom Clive Sansom (21 June 1910 – 1981) was an English-born Tasmanian poet and playwright.
Colin West (author) Colin West (born 1951) is an English children's book author and illustrator.
Constance Lloyd Constance Wilde (2 January 1859 – 7 April 1898), born Constance Mary Lloyd, was the wife of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde and the mother of their two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan.
Cressida Cowell Cressida Cowell (born 15 April 1966) is a British children's author, popularly known for the novel series, How to Train Your Dragon, which has subsequently become an award-winning film as ad...
David Pierce Hughes David Pierce Hughes (born June 22nd, 1947) is a British author, poet, inventor, film maker and artist from Loughborough, Leicestershire.
David Seth-Smith David Seth-Smith FZS, MBOU (1875–1963) was a British zoologist, wildlife artist, broadcaster and author.
David Whitley David Whitley is a British writer, author of YA/teen fantasy The Midnight Charter and the subsequent two books in the Agora Trilogy.
Edward Ardizzone Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE, RA (16 October 1900 – 8 November 1979) was an English artist and creator of children's books.
Elfrida Vipont Elfrida Vipont was the pen name of Elfrida Vipont (Brown) Foulds (3 July 1902 – 14 March 1992), a British author of children's books.
Elizabeth Kay Elizabeth Kay, born July 9, 1949 in London, is an English writer.
Elizabeth Laird (author) Elizabeth Laird (born 21 October 1943) is a British writer of children's books including both novels and picture books.
Elizabeth Watkin-Jones Elizabeth Watkin-Jones (13 July 1887 - 9 June 1966) was a Welsh children's book author, who wrote in the Welsh language.
Elsie J. Oxenham Elsie Jeanette Dunkerley (25 November 1880 - 9 January 1960), was an English girls' story writer, who took the name Oxenham as her pseudonym when her first book, Goblin Island, was pub...
Emily Huws Emily Huws (born 3 March 1942) is a renowned Welsh language children's author.
Emma Clayton Emma Clayton is a British children's novelist and author of dystopian thriller, The Roar.
Emma Walton Hamilton Emma Walton-Hamilton (born Emma Katherine Walton, 27 November 1962) is an actress and an author of children's books.
Enid Blyton Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English children's writer whose books have been among the world's bestsellers for children since the 1930s, selling more than 600...
Eric Pringle Eric Pringle (born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England) is a British writer for radio and television.
Esther Copley Esther Copley (born Esther Deuzeville on 10 May 1786 in London, died on 17 July 1851 in Eythorne, Kent) was an English religious tractarian and children's writer.
Eva Ibbotson Eva Ibbotson, born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner (21 January 1925 – 20 October 2010), was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her children's books.
Eve Bunting Anne Evelyn Bunting (born December 19, 1928), better known as Eve Bunting, is a Northern Ireland-born American writer of more than 250 books.
Evelyn Sharp (suffragist) Evelyn Sharp (1869–1955) was a key figure in two major British women's suffrage societies, the militant Women's Social and Political Union and the United Suffragists.
Ewan Clarkson Ewan Clarkson (1929–2010) was an English author specialising in books about nature, particularly wild animals.
Frances Epps Frances Epps was an English writer of educational works for children, a role in which she was particularly gifted.
Frank Cottrell Boyce Frank Cottrell Boyce (born 23 September 1959) is a British screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor, known for his children's fiction and for his collaborations with film director Michael Wi...
Frederick Marryat Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 17929 August 1848) was an British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the ...
Gareth P. Jones Gareth P. Jones is an award winning British children's writer, and author of the Dragon Detective Agency series of books.
George Bramwell Evens The Rev. George Bramwell Evens (1884–20 November 1943) was, under the pseudonym Romany (and sometimes The Tramp), a British radio broadcaster and writer on cou...
Helen Dunmore Helen Dunmore (born 12 December 1952) is a British poet, novelist and children's writer.
Helen Mason Helen Mason Young (1938, Glasgow, Scotland – 1989, London, UK) was a journalist and children's author.
Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (usually credited as H. E. Marshall, 9 August 1867 – 19 September 1941) was a British author, particularly well known for her works of popular national history...
Hilda Lewis Hilda Winifred Lewis (1896-1974) was a British novelist.
Hugh Lofting Hugh John Lofting (14 January 1886 – 26 September 1947) was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle — one of the classics of children's ...
Ian Ogilvy Ian Raymond Ogilvy (born 30 September 1943) is an English actor, novelist and playwright.
James Herriot James Alfred "Alf" Wight, OBE, FRCVS (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), known by the pen name James Herriot, was a British veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of exper...
James Roose-Evans James Roose-Evans (born 11 November 1927) is a British theatre director, scriptwriter, priest and writer on experimental theatre, gesture, ritual and meditation.
Jamie Rix Jamie Rix (born 1958) is an English children's author.
Jamila Gavin Jamila Gavin (born 9 August 1941) is a British writer born in the United Provinces of British India.
Jan Pieńkowski Jan Michel Pieńkowski (born 8 August 1936) is a Polish-born British author of children's books—as illustrator, as writer, and as designer of movable books.
Jane Clarke Jane Elizabeth Clarke (born in 1954) is an English writer of children’s books and poetry.
Jane Hissey Jane Hissey is born in Norwich in 1952 and currently lives in East Sussex.
Janet and Allan Ahlberg Janet Ahlberg (21 October 1944 – 13 November 1994), née Janet Hall, and Allan Ahlberg (born 1938) were a British married couple who created many children's books, including picture books t...
Janet Quin-Harkin Janet Quin-Harkin (born 24 September 1941, Bath, Somerset is the author of more than one hundred books.
Janey Scott Janey Scott Lewin, well known as Roberta Leigh is a British author and artist.
Janni Howker Janni Howker is a British author of adult and children's fiction who has adapted her own books for the screen.
Jenifer Wayne Jenifer Wayne was a British author of children's literature.
Jenny Nimmo Jenny Nimmo (born 15 January 1944) is a British author of children's books including many fantasy and adventure novels, chapter books, and picture books.
Joan Eadington Joan Eadington (born 1926) is an author from the United Kingdom best known for her books for children.
Joanna Cannan Joanna Cannan (1898 – 1961) was a writer of pony books and detective novels.
Joanna Nadin Joanna Nadin is an English author of children's and teen fiction best known for the Rachel Riley series of novels Based on Nadin's own childhood, the series follows the comedic narration of a 13...
Joanne Owen Joanne Owen is an author, born in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
John Agard John Agard (born 21 June 1949 in British Guiana) is an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's writer, now living in Britain.
John Barrowman John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship.
John Burningham John Burningham (born 27 April 1936) is an English author and illustrator of children's books, especially picture books for young children.
John Byrne (columnist) Originally from Dublin, Ireland, John Byrne (sometimes known as John M. Byrne) is a writer, cartoonist, performer, and broadcaster, as well as being agony uncle and career advisor to The S...
John Christopher(Author) Christopher Samuel Youd, known as Samuel Youd, was a British author, best known for his science fiction writings under the pseudonym John Christopher, including the novel The Death...
John Cunliffe (author) John Arthur Cunliffe (born 16 June 1933) is a British children's book author who created the characters of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim.
John Ellis Williams John Ellis Williams was a novelist and writer, writing in both English and Welsh.
Lilian Gask Lilian Gask (1865, Marylebone - November 17, 1942, Camberwell) was an Edwardian children's book author whose more than 30 published volumes include Stories About Bears, The Hundred Best Animals,...
Linda Chapman My Secret Unicorn is a series of children's books written by Linda Chapman.
Linda Hoy Linda Hoy is a British author who is best known for her works for children and young adults.
Linda Newbery Linda Newbery is a British writer known best for young-adult fiction—where she entered the market, although she has broadened her range to encompass all ages.
Lionel Bender (author) Lionel Bender (born 1950) is a British author of more than 70 children's illustrated information books, and is the editorial partner of book creation house Bender, Richardson, White.
Liz Pichon Liz Pichon is an illustrator and a children's writer from Great Britain.
Lorna Hill Lorna Hill (born Lorna Leatham, 21 February 1902 in Durham, England, died in Keswick, Cumbria, 17 August 1991), was a British author of over 40 books for children.
Lucy Sale-Barker Lucy Elizabeth Drummond Sale-Barker, née Davies, known also by her first married name Lucy Villiers (1841–1892) was a British children's writer.
Lyn Gardner Lyn Gardner is a British theatre critic, writer and journalist, who works for The Guardian.
Mabel Esther Allan Mabel Esther Allan (11 February 1915 – 14 May 1998) was a British author of about 130 children's books.
Magdalen Nabb Magdalen Nabb (16 January 1947 – 18 August 2007) was a British author, best known for the Marshal Guarnaccia detective novels.
Margaret Stuart Barry Margaret Stuart Barry (born Margaret Stuart Bell on 7 December 1927) is an English children's writer, and is best known for creating the Simon and the Witch series of books.
Margot Pardoe Margot Pardoe was a children's author whose career spanned over 20 years from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.
Maria Callcott Maria Graham, later Maria, Lady Callcott, was a British writer of travel books and children's books, and also an accomplished illustrator.
Maria Graham Maria Graham (19 July 1785 – 21 November 1842), later Maria, Lady Callcott (often erroneously styled by modern commentators 'Lady Maria Callcott'), was a British writer of travel books and...
Mark Seaton Mark the Mountain Guide is a series of illustrated children's books which combine short tales with an introduction to mountaineering.
Michael Foreman (author/illustrator) Michael Foreman (born 21 March 1938) is a British author and illustrator, one of the best-known and most prolific creators of children's books.
Michael Morpurgo Michael Morpurgo, OBE, FKC, AKC, (born 5 October 1943) is an English author, poet, playwright and librettist who is known best for children's novels.
Michelle Paver Michelle Paver (born 1960) is a British novelist and children's writer, probably best known for the fantasy series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, set in pre-agricultural Stone Age Europe.
Mick Inkpen Mick Inkpen is an author and illustrator of children's books best known for his creations Kipper the Dog and Wibbly Pig.
Mike Brogan Mike Brogan was a pseudonym of the author of six novels published in 1977 in the UK by Corgi featuring Action Man and his American friend GI Joe.
Mini Grey Mini Grey is a British illustrator and writer of children's books, especially picture books for young children.
Moelona Moelona was the pen-name of Elizabeth Mary Jones (née Owen) (21 June 1877 – 5 June 1953), a Welsh novelist and translator who wrote novels for children and other works in Welsh.
Moira Young Blood Red Road is a dystopian novel by Moira Young, published in June 2011 by Marion Lloyd Books in the UK and Margaret K. McElderry Books in the US. It was Young's first bo...
Molly Brett Molly Brett (1902–1990) was an English illustrator and children's author, best known for her anthropomorphic artwork.
Monica Dickens Monica Enid Dickens, MBE (10 May 1915 – 25 December 1992) was an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.
Monica Edwards Monica Edwards (née Monica le Doux Newton; 8 November 1912 – 18 January 1998) was an English children's writer of the mid-twentieth century best known for her Romney Marsh and Punchbowl Fa...
Monica Furlong Monica Furlong (17 January 1930 – 14 January 2003) was a British author, journalist, and activist.
Muriel Wace Golden Gorse (pseudonym of Muriel Wace) (1881-1968).
Naomi Lewis Naomi Lewis (3 September 1911 – 5 July 2009) was a British poet, essayist, literary critic, anthologist and reteller of stories for children.
Nick Butterworth Nick Butterworth (born 15 April 1946) is a British children's author and illustrator.
Nina Bawden Nina Bawden CBE FRSL JP (19 January 1925 – 22 August 2012) was an English novelist and children's writer.
Noor Inayat Khan Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, GC, (Hindustani, (Urdu): Devanagari: नूर इनायत ख़ान) (2 January 1914 – 13 September 1944) was an Allied SOE agent during the Second World War who was awarded the...
Norman Ault Norman Ault was a book illustrator and writer, now known best as a compiler of anthologies.
Norman Hunter (author) Norman George Lorimer Hunter (23 November 1899 – 23 February 1995) was a British children's author, creator of Professor Branestawm.
Oliver Jeffers Oliver Jeffers is an artist, illustrator and writer from Australia, then moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn.
P. L. Travers Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 189923 April 1996), was an Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist.
Pamela Brown (writer) Pamela Brown (December 31, 1924–1989) was a British writer, actress and television producer.
Pat Smythe Patricia Rosemary Smythe, most commonly known as Pat Smythe, was one of Britain's premier female showjumpers.
Ruby Ferguson Ruby Ferguson, 1899-1966, née Rubie Constance Ashby, was a British writer of popular fiction, including children's books, romances, and mysteries.
Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Ruth Manning-Sanders Ruth Manning-Sanders (21 August 1886 – 12 October 1988) was a prolific British poet and author who was perhaps best known for her series of children's books in which she collected and reto...
Steven Isserlis Steven Isserlis CBE (born 19 December 1958, London) is a British cellist.
Susan Price Susan Price (born 8 July 1955) is an English author of children's and young-adult novels.
Sylvia Waugh Sylvia Waugh (born 1935) is a British writer of children's books.
T. Llew Jones Thomas Llewelyn Jones (11 October 1915 – 9 January 2009) was a Welsh language writer who, over a writing career of more than 50 years, was one of the most prolific and popular authors of childre...
Terence Dudley Terence Dudley (28 September 1919 - 25 December 1988) was a television director and producer who directed many programs for the BBC over a number of years.
Terry Deary Terry Deary (born 4 March 1946) is a British children's author of over 200 books, selling over 25 million copies in over 40 languages.
Tom Becker Tom Becker (real name Beckerlegge) is a British children's author.
Urien Wiliam Urien Wiliam, was a Welsh language novelist and dramatist.
Vera Barclay Vera Charlesworth Barclay (1893-1989) was a British pioneer of Scouting and an author.
Viola Bayley Viola Clare Bayley (8 January 1911 – January 1997) was a British children's writer of adventure stories.
Walter de la Mare Walter John de la Mare, OM, CH (25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist.
Wilbert Awdry Wilbert Vere Awdry OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997) was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast and children's author.
Will Brenton Will Brenton is a writer/producer-director who has worked in many areas of television and theatre, primarily through his companies Tell-Tale productions and Wish Films, both of which he founded ...
William Canton William Canton (27 October 1845 – 2 May 1926) was a British poet, journalist and writer, now best known for his contributions to children's literature.
William Mayne William James Carter Mayne (16 March 1928 – 24 March 2010) was an English writer of children's fiction.
William Vandyck William Vandyck is an actor, writer and practising barrister.
Winifred Cawley Winifred Cawley (24 January 1915 – 8 May 2001) was an English author of children's books.
Woodrow Phoenix Woodrow Phoenix is a British comics artist, writer, editorial illustrator, graphic designer, font designer and author of children's books.
Zahra Freeth Zahra Dickson Freeth is a British author, the daughter of H. R. P. Dickson (died 1959) and Dame Violet Dickson (died 1991), who has written several books on the Middle East.