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Authors: Children's Books

Little Women (1868), Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871), Jo's Boys (1888), Good Wives Click to show or hide the answer
The Red Shoes, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Match Girl (active 1835–72) Click to show or hide the answer
The Young Visiters (1919) Click to show or hide the answer
The railway stories (26 books, 1945–72; a further 16 were published by his son Christopher; televised as Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends) Click to show or hide the answer
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) Click to show or hide the answer
A Moral Alphabet (1899), Cautionary Tales for Children (1907) – verse collections Click to show or hide the answer
Father Christmas (1973), Fungus the Bogeyman (1977), The Snowman (1978), When the Wind Blows (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
The Jennings stories (25 books, starting with Jennings Goes to School 1950, original series ending with Jennings at Large 1977, then Jennings Again! 1991, That's Jennings 1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885–6), The Little Princess (1905), The Secret Garden (1911) Click to show or hide the answer
Artemis Fowl (8 books, 2001–12) Click to show or hide the answer
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) Click to show or hide the answer
What Katy Did (1872 – a.k.a. What Katy Did At Home), What Katy Did at School (1873), What Katy Did Next (1886), Clover (1888), In the High Valley (1880) Click to show or hide the answer
The 'William' stories (39 books, 1929–70) Click to show or hide the answer
James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972), Danny the Champion of the World (1975), The Enormous Crocodile (1978), The Twits (1980), George's Marvellous Medicine (1981), The BFG (1982), The Witches (1983),  Matilda (1988), Esio Trot (1989) Click to show or hide the answer
The Animals of Farthing Wood (1979 novel) Click to show or hide the answer
Horrible Histories (23 books – see separate page) Click to show or hide the answer
Songs of Childhood (1902 poetry collection), The Three Royal Monkeys (1910 children's novel), Come Hither (1923 anthology – editor) Click to show or hide the answer
The Gruffalo (1999), Room on the Broom (2002), Stick Man (2008), The Highway Rat (2011) Click to show or hide the answer
Chitty–Chitty–Bang–Bang: the Magical Car (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: a Tale of Alderley (1960), The Moon of Gomrath (1963), Elidor (1965), The Owl Service (1967), Red Shift (1973), The Stone Book Quartet (1979 – "four very short novels which hang together as one work"), Strandloper (1996), Thursbitch (2003), Boneland (2012 – "[the] third book in the Weirdstone trilogy") Click to show or hide the answer
The Wind in the Willows (1908) Click to show or hide the answer
43 Mr. Men and 30 Little Misses books – starting with Mr. Tickle (1971); Little Miss Bossy (1981) was the first Little Miss book; after his death in 1988 the series was continued by his son Adam. Click here for more details Click to show or hide the answer
A Wonder–Book for Girls and Boys (1851), Tanglewood Tales (1853) – classic Greek legends retold for children Click to show or hide the answer
122 historical adventure stories, starting with A Search for a Secret (1867) and including Out on the Pampas (1868), The Young Franc–Tireurs and Their Adventure in the Franco–Prussian War (1871), Under Drake's Flag (1883), In Freedom's Cause (1885), The Dragon and The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), The Lion of St. Mark (1889), The Tiger of Mysore (1896), To Herat and Cabul (1902) Click to show or hide the answer
The Willows in Winter (1993 sequel to The Wind in the Willows) Click to show or hide the answer
Dogger (1977), Ella's Big Chance (2003) – both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration; Alfie (series) – writer and illustrator (b. 1927) Click to show or hide the answer
Find the Feathered Serpent (1952), The Remarkable Harry (1959), The Wonderful Button (1961); also Danger: Dinosaurs and Rocket to Luna (both 1953), as Richard Marsten Click to show or hide the answer
The Tiger who Came to Tea (1968), When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (1971) Click to show or hide the answer
The Water Babies (1863) Click to show or hide the answer
The Sheep–Pig (1983) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Jungle Book (1894, and 1895 sequel), Puck of Pook's Hill (historical fantasy short stories for children, 1906), Kim (1901), The Just So Stories (1902) Click to show or hide the answer
Tales from Shakespeare (1807 – brother and sister) Click to show or hide the answer
The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books, 1950–56) Click to show or hide the answer
Doctor Dolittle stories (8 books, 1920–33, plus two posthumous collections of short unpublished pieces) Click to show or hide the answer
The English Roses (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
The Children of the New Forest (1847) Click to show or hide the answer
The Midnight Folk (1927), The Box of Delights (1930) Click to show or hide the answer
Winnie–The–Pooh (1926), The House at Pooh Corner (1928); Now We Are Six (1927), When We were Very Young (1924) – poetry collections Click to show or hide the answer
Anne of Green Gables (1908) Click to show or hide the answer
War Horse (children's novel 1982; stage play 2007, film 2011) Click to show or hide the answer
The Story of the Treasureseekers (1899), The Wouldbegoods (1901), Five Children and It (1902), The Railway Children (1905) Click to show or hide the answer
Tom's Midnight Garden (1958), A Dog So Small (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
The Tale of Kitty–in–Boots (discovered in the publisher's archive – not completed by the author – due for publication in 2016, 67 years after her death) Click to show or hide the answer
The Old Man of Lochnagar (1980 – illustrated by Sir Hugh Casson) Click to show or hide the answer
The His Dark Materials trilogy: Northern Lights (1995), The Subtle Knife (1997), The Amber Spyglass (2000 – first children's book to win Whitbread Book of the Year) Click to show or hide the answer
Swallows and Amazons (1930), Swallowdale (1931), Peter Duck (1932), Winter Holiday (1932), Coot Club (1934), Pigeon Post (1936), We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (1937), Secret Water (1939), The Big Six (1940), Missee Lee (1941), The Picts and the Martyrs (1943), Great Northern? (1947), Coots in the North (1967 – posthumous unfinished sections) Click to show or hide the answer
Where the Wild Things Are (1963; also illustrated) Click to show or hide the answer
Horton Hears a Who! (1954), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960), The Lorax (1971) Click to show or hide the answer
Black Beauty (1877) Click to show or hide the answer
Horrid Henry (1994, and subsequent series) Click to show or hide the answer
101 Dalmatians (1956) Click to show or hide the answer
Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), The Black Arrow (1888), The Master of Ballantrae (1889), Catriona (1893) Click to show or hide the answer
Ballet Shoes (1936) Click to show or hide the answer
The Hobbit (1937), Farmer Giles of Ham (1949), The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tree and Leaf (1964), Smith of Wootton Major (short story, 1967), The Father Christmas Letters (written 1920–42, published posthumously in 1976), Mr. Bliss (published posthumously in 1982), Roverandom (published posthumously in 1998) Click to show or hide the answer
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13¾ (1982), The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1985), The True Confessions of Adrian Mole (1989), Adrian Mole: the Wilderness Years (1993), Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years (1999), Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004), The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole (2008), Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years (2009) Click to show or hide the answer
Mary Poppins (1934), Mary Poppins Comes Back (1935), Mary Poppins Opens the Door (1943), Mary Poppins in the Park (1952), Mary Poppins from A to Z (1962), Mary Poppins in the Kitchen (1975), Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982), Mary Poppins and the House Next Door (1988) Click to show or hide the answer
The 'Little Grey Rabbit' stories: 37 books, starting with The Squirrel, The Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit (1929) and ending with Hare and the Rainbow (1975); also Sam Pig (13 books, 1939–65), Tim Rabbit (5 books, 1937–64), Little Brown Mouse (15 books, 1950–71), and Little Red Fox (4 books, 1954–68) Click to show or hide the answer
The Boy in the Dress (2008), Mr. Stink (2009), Billionaire Boy (2010), Gangsta Granny (2011), Ratburger (2012), Demon Dentist (2013), Awful Auntie (2014), Grandpa's Great Escape (2015), The World's Worst Children (2016, and 2017 sequel), The Midnight Gang (2016) Click to show or hide the answer
Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) Click to show or hide the answer
The Sword in the Stone (1938), The Queen of Air and Darkness (1939), The Ill–Made Knight (1940); republished in 1958, along with The Candle in the Wind (1958), as a tetralogy entitled The Once and Future King; The Book of Merlyn (writen in 1941, published in 1977) Click to show or hide the answer
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888 – a collection of stories, comprising The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket); A House of Pomegranates (also 1888 – another collection, comprising The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul, The Star–Child) Click to show or hide the answer
Creator of Tracy Beaker (6 books, 1991–2012); also Stevie Day (4 books, 1987–8), The Werepuppy (2 books, 1991 and 1995), Mark Spark (2 books, 1992 and 1993), Freddy's Teddy (4 books, 1994), Hetty Feather (4 books, 2009–13); also the 'Girls ...' series (Girls in Love 1997, Girls Under Pressure 1998, Girls Out Late 1999, Girls in Tears 2002), and individual books including How to Survive Summer Camp (1985), Is There Anybody There (2 vols, 1989–90), Glubbslyme (1990), Take a Good Look (1990), The Suitcase Kid (1992), The Mum Minder (1993), The Bed and Breakfast Star (1994), Double Act (1995), Bad Girls (1996), The Lottie Project (1997), The Illustrated Mum (1999), Little Zipmouth (2000), Vicky Angel (2000), Sleepovers (2001), Dustbin Baby (2001), Secrets (2002), The Worry Website (2002), Lola Rose (2003), Midnight (2004), Best Friends (2004), The Diamond Girls (2004), Clean Break (2005), Love Lessons (2005), Candyfloss (2006), Kiss (2007), My Sister Jodie (2008), Cookie (2008), Little Darlings (2010), The Longest Whale Song (2010), Lily Alone (2011), The Worst Thing About My Sister (2012), Big Day Out (2012), Four Children and It (2012), Queenie (2013), Opal Plumstead (2014) Click to show or hide the answer

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