Who Are Some Well-Known Authors of Children's Books?

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Some well-known authors of books for younger children are Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter and A.A. Milne. Lewis Carroll, E.L. Konigsburg and J.K.Rowling are well-known authors of older children's books.

Dr. Seuss books such as "Green Eggs and Ham" tell stories in humorous rhyme. Seuss wrote "The Cat in the Hat" as a primer from a list of words for beginning readers.

Potter's stories grew from her illustrations of animals and country scenes. "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is one of her best-known books.

Milne is the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, whose characters, including the boy Christopher Robin; Winnie-the-Pooh, a pudgy bear; Tigger the tiger and Eeyore, a donkey, were inspired by the author's son and his stuffed animals. Carroll's classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" tells of Alice, who finds her way into a fantasy land where logic and reason are turned upside-down.

Konigsburg, a multiple Newbery Medal winner, is perhaps most famous for "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," which is about a brother and sister who run away to live in a museum. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series about the boy wizard and his adventures at Hogwarts.