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Favorite Young adult authors

Discussion in 'Children and Young Adult Books' started by Sk8terDiego, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Mafalda

    Mafalda New Member

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    Anne of Green Gables is my all-time favorite. I also likes books of Ann Brashares, Enid Blyton, JK Rowling, Cornelia Funke, Michael Ende, Astrid Lindgren, and Erich Kästner (maybe only popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
     
  2. KendallPenn

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    Currently Reading:
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    My favorite author from childhood would have to be Roald Dahl. I dont know why though. I've never been drawn to read any of his besides Matilda, The BFG, and Esio Trot (which I read recently).

    I also really love Loius Sachar. He is so great. I love There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom and Sideways stories from Wayside school (I like Maurecia-flavored ice cream the best too)!
     
  3. zoe08

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    Currently Reading:
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    I like Meg Cabot and Lurlene McDaniel and Lois Duncan and Sarah Dessen...

    I think those are considered young adult...
     
  4. jaynebosco

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    Janet Lunn, Kit Pearson (both excellent Canadian authors ;) and have wonderful books), Ann M. Martin (read "The Babysitters Club"), Katherine Paterson (loved "Jacob Have I Loved"), Philip Pullman (loved the Ruby in the Smoke trilogy), and many more. I was in love with my local public library and by the time I was in grade seven, I was signing out classics like "Last of the Mohicans" (never read it) and stuff by V.C. Andrews.
     
  5. Roheryn

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    Currently Reading:
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    I like C.S. Lewis, and I think Tamora Pierce could qualify, considering they are teen, young adult books...
     
  6. Kell

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    Currently Reading:
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    Everyone has already mentioned my favourites, i think!!

    Enid Blyton, C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery, Capt. W.E. Johns, Susan Cooper's 'The Dark Is Rising' sequence, I wasn't aware of 'King Of Shadows', thanks Deerskin, I will keep my eyes peeled for that!

    I am now 34 & have discovered JK Rowling, John Marsden's Tomorrow series, LOVE Garth Nix Mr Monday series so far, am eagerly awaiting Friday's book next year....

    I didn't discover Roald Dahl 'til I was older.....but I do love him now.

    I have forgotton a whole heap...aaarrrgggghhh....

    I will never stop reading 'children's' authors.
     
  7. Carica

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    I am uncertain what is understood here as Young Adult literature. A young adult is not a 13 yr old and this misnomer (cheerfully perpetuated by the publishing industry) skews the view of what is Young Adult writing. A young adult is possibly 16+ yrs old, and what I consider a Young Adult read should be far more than a book for 13 yr olds, far more demanding than JK Rowling and not necessarily a fantasy cross-over title either.

    There are very few books that make the grade - SE Hinton, the Pullmans and David Almond (though not all of them either), Holly Black's Tithe. The question that makes distinct what is a Young Adult book should be "What book would you give to a 16+ yr old that they couldn't have read/understood at an earlier age?" Aidan Chambers' books, and two or three of the Jan Mark novels, and books by Sonya Hartnett.
     
  8. Peronel

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    Currently Reading:
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    Many of my faves have also been mentioned (Blyton, Dahl, Marsden)

    I'd like to add Graeme Base, whose books captivated my brothers and I from when we were very little until...well, I'm still captivated frankly! The Eleventh Hour is an excellent way to get kids to sit still for a while (never did find all those mice!)

    Also, I forget the author's name, but I enjoyed the "Babysitter's Little Sister" series until I was about 9 or 10, then moved onto the "Babysitters' Club" series. I credit these books, along with "Green Eggs and Ham" with my fascination with books.
     
  9. Vespertilio91

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    Well, I am a young adult, so I have many.

    Francis Hodgson Burnett-The Secret Garden; The Little Princess
    Amelia Atwater-Rhodes-In the Forests of the Night; Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator, Falcondance, Snakecharm, Hawksong
    Darren Shan-Cirque Du Freak Saga 1-11
    Lemony Snicket-A Series of Unfortunate Events 1-12
    J.K. Rowling-Harry Potter 1-6
    Annette Curtis Klause-The Silver Kiss; Blood and Chocolate
    Stephanie Meyer-Twilight
    Eoin Colfer-Artemis Fowl 1-4; The Wish List
    DJ MacHale-Pendragon series 1-7
    Ellen Schreiber-Vampire Kisses; Kissing Coffins
    Ewing ???-Daughters of the Moon series 1-10
    Christopher Paolini-Eragon; Eldest
    Tamora Pierce-Trickster's series 1-2
    Roald Dahl-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The BFG, Twitches, Matilda

    Lots more that I'll post later....
     
  10. savvyambrose

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    Let's see here...

    Roald Dahl, Sarah Dessen, JK Rowling, Meg Cabot, C.S. Lewis, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, and Judy Blume, just to name a few.
     
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    Definitely Cornelia Funke and Anthony Horowitz. I also really like Philip Pullman, Michael Morpurgo and Kate Thompson. I recently read John Boynes "Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" and will be looking for some of his "older" adult stuff!

    I, too, could go on for a long time with my list of favourite YA authors. And I couldn't possibly just say one!
     
  12. Rain

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    Favorite Children's Authors

    Three of my favorite children's authors are:
    Judy Blume
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Louisa May Alcott
    Ann Martin

    They actually inspired me to write for children.:)
     
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    I loved the "Babysitters' Club" books! They were written by Ann M. Martin. I remember always waiting impatiently for the next one to come out.

    Some other greats are "Are you there God, It's Me Margaret", "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing", "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great", and "Blubber", all by Judy Blume. She is great for kids.
     
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    I loved both of these and suggest them often to my students!
     
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    Have you read Checkers yet? oh, I loved that one!
     

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