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Award Winning Children's Books

Popular Authors and Illustrators

Popular Children's Book Authors

  • Provided here are a few popular authors and illustrators that have great award winning books.
  • The books they are most famous for might not be available here at ELAC, but you can check for a specific title and it will give you a list of other libraries that might carry it.

Mo Willems

Photograph of Mo Willems with a bird on his head.Mo Willems

Mo Willems is known mostly for his easy reader books that feature fun characters such as Pigeon, Elephant, and Pig.

Photo Credit: Marty Umans via

Kadir Nelson

Photograph of Kadir Nelson with brick wall in background.Kadir Nelson.

Kadir Nelson's paintings highlight the accomplishments of history's well known icons such as Martin Luther King Jr.,Coretta Scott King, and Nelson Mandela.

Photo Credit: David Harrison via

Yuyi Morales

Photograph of Yuyi Morales.Yuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales is both an author and illustrator that celebrates the Latino culture.

Photo Credit: Yuyi Morales 

Tedd Arnold

Photograph of Tedd Arnold with bookshelf in background.Tedd Arnold

As both a writer and illustrator, Tedd Arnold has published over 50 books and received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for "Hi! Fly Guy!" 

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Ian Falconer

Photograph of Ian Falconer sitting.Ian Falconer

This author/illustrator is well known for his rambunctious character Olivia.

Photo Credit: Rick Guidotti via

Lois Lowry

Photograph of Lois Lowry.Lois Lowry

This American author has received two Newbery Medals for The Giver and Number the Stars.

Photo Credit: Lois Lowry via