Cover of Jumanji
There have been many authors who have made a mark on children’s literature. Their writing has inspired thousands of children and instilled a love of reading in them.
E.B. White is a noted author who is well-known for works such as Trumpet of the Swan, Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. His books are full of engaging characters, unique twists and perspectives that draw children to them today. He has made a real impression with Charlotte’s Web, a book filled with the truth of life, friendship and loss. His writing has helped many children to understand some of life’s most struggling trials.
J.K. Rowling is one of the most recent authors in the last two decades to redefine children’s books. Her Harry Potter series has drawn millions of fans around the world and inspired films and other items. One of her greatest contributions is getting reluctant young readers to pick up a book and learn to love reading. Her books have been translated into different languages and are full of unforgettable characters, villains and twists in plot.
Chris van Allsburg has inspired many with his engaging picture books including Jumangi and The Polar Express. His stories are imaginative, but when combined with his breathtaking illustrations they jump off of the page. Readers have enjoyed pouring over his stories and taking in the fantastic color and detail in his artwork. His illustrations bring children’s book art to a whole new level.
These authors and many others have positively inspired millions of children to pick up a book and find a new story.