Barbara Slate – Ms. Slate recently visited Red Mill and provided expert advise on how to write a graphic novel. She is an author and illustrator of over 300 comic books. Ms. Slate also wrote You can Do a Graphic Novel.
Coleen Paratore – Coleen is the author of the Wedding Planner’s Daughter and How Prudence Proovit Proved the Truth About Fairy Tales.
Bruce Hiscock – Bruce has written and illustrated many books including The Big Tree and The Big Rock.
Matt McElligott – Matt’s latest book is Blackbeard Under Siege. He wrote Absolutely Not. He is currently writing Bean Thirteen.
Jacqueline Rogers – Jacqueline is a professional illustrator and author of children’s books.
Iza Trapani – Iza is the author and illustrator of many books based on Nursery Rhymes including I’m a Little Teapot.
Rose Kent – Rose is the author of Kimchi and Calamari.
James Preller – Preller is the author of numerous books including the Jigsaw Jones Series. He resides in Delmar, NY with this wife and children.
Judy Blume – Blume is the author of dozens of books including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great and Superfudge.
Jan Brett – With over thirty seven million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, but spends her summer in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
Betsy Byars – Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people. One of her most famous books, The Summer of the Swans, is a Newbery Medal winner.
Eric Carle – Carle is the author of some of the most popular picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into more than 50 languages and sold over 33 million copies.
Lewis Carroll – Carroll is the classical author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Beverly Cleary – Cleary is the author of dozens of books which appear in over twenty countries in fourteen languages. Her characters, including and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, and Otis Spofford have delighted children for generations.
Roald Dahl – Dahl is the author of some of the most famous children’s books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.
Tomie DePaola – DePaola’s works have been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
Mem Fox – Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over four million.
Virginia Hamilton – Hamilton wrote and published 41 books in multiple genres that spanned picture books and folktales, mysteries and science fiction, realistic novels and biography.
Joan Holub – Holub is the author of dozens of books including the Goddess Girls series and the Young Princesses Around the World series.
Brian Jacques – Jacques, author of Redwall and some 20 sequels has sold tens of millions of books. His formula—a quasi-medieval fantasy setting in which peace-loving mice and other small animals seek adventure and fend off endless attacks by evil foxes, rats and weasels— have grabbed generations of readers.
Crockett Johnson – Johnson was a man of many talents, an author and a painter, but he is best know for his children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon.
William Joyce – Joyce has put his personal stamp on all types of children’s media. He wrote his first book in the fourth grade, and has since produced many award-winning, best-selling classics that are loved by both children and adults. His picture books include George Shrinks, Santa Calls, Dinosaur Bob and his Adventures with the Family Lazardo, The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Bently & Egg, and the Rolie Polie Olie series, which has grown into a popular animated children’s program, earning Joyce three Emmy awards.
Ezra Jack Keats – Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture-book maker to give black children a central place in children’s literature. Keats wrote seven books featuring a little boy named Peter including The Snowy Day.
Kathryn Lasky – Lasky is the author of dozens of young adult novels including the Guardians of Ga’Hoole.
C.S. Lewis – Lewis authored the Chronicles of Narnia series.
A.A. Milne – Milne is the author of the beloved characters from the Hundred Acre woods: Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo.
Mary Pope Osborne – Osborne has written 46 Magic Treehouse books. Children have been travelling all over the world with Jack and Annie and the Magic Treehouse.
Katherine Paterson – Paterson was the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and the author of Bridge to Terabithia and over thirty other books.
Maud Hart Lovelace– Lovelace is best known for her beloved series of Betsy-Tacy books which were set at the turn of the twentieth century in Mankato, Minnesota (Deep Valley). These captivating stories of small town life, family traditions and enduring friendships have captured the hearts of young and old for over 65 years.
Dav Pilkey– Pilkey has authored and illustrated numerous books for children but he is most well known for creating the greatest comic-book superhero in the history of elementary school – CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS!
Philip Pullman – Pullman is an established author notable for the trilogy His Dark Materials, beginning with The Golden Compass in the USA, continuing with The Subtle Knife and concluding with The Amber Spyglass.
Allen Say – Say, an established artists with multiple talents, has authored and illustrated numerous childrens books and won a Caldecott Honor Award for his work The Boy of the Three-Year Nap.
Dr. Seuss– Author of the Cat in the Hat and numerous books with his famous illustration style. Seuss also created numerous words including grinch and nerd.
R.L. Stine– Stine says he has a great job: “My job is to give kids the CREEPS!” Best known for his Goosebumps series, he has sold over 350 million books, making him one of the best-selling children’s authors in history.
Chris Van Allsburg – Allsburg, a sculpture, has published numerous award winning books including The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Jumanji and The Polar Express.