Here are my top five favorite authors (they are out of order):
- Judy Blume: She writes great books for kids (The Fudge books), insightful books for tween/teens ( Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret; Then Again Maybe I Won’t), and books aimed for older teens and young adults (Tiger Eyes; As Long As We’re Together).
- Wendy Mass: Wendy Mass mainly writes books for older children and tweens. Her books are usually between 200 and 300 pages. One really good book by Wendy Mass is called The The Candymakers. It is about four kids who are selected to compete in a candy-making contest. They start out as enemies, but throughout the story, they become friends. But something is suspicious and one ( or more) of them is not who they say. Who will win this icing-covered mystery?
- Rick Riordan: Rick Riordan is the author of my absolute favorite series, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. In the series, Rick Riordan follows the life of Percy Jackson, a twelve-year-old demigod. But Percy is different from all the other demigods at Camp Half-Blood. Percy is a son of Poseidon, one of the Big Three of the Greek gods. You might be thinking, ” Greek gods? Wasn’t that a long time ago?” Well, yes and no. In the series, Rick Riordan portrays the gods as a moving, living , immortal, civilization. Now, they are in America.
- Lauren Myracle: Lauren MyracleMyracle is the author of the Winnie Winnie Years series. The first book starts on Winnie’s tenth birthday and follows her throughout the year. It ends on her eleventh birthday and goes on to the next book. The books in the series go up until her fourteenth year. Lauren Myracle follows Winnie through good times and bad ( very bad).
- R.J. Palacio: R.J. Palacio is the author of the the well-loved book Wonder. Now, because of many requests from readers, she has written Pluto( the story of August’s best friend, Christopher), The Julian Chapter ( the story of Julian, the main bully in Wonder), and Shingaling ( the story of Charlotte, a girl who is to shy to hang out with Auggie but nice enough to help him). Something is different about Auggie, though. He has facial abnormalities. He struggles to get through the fifth grade. Will he survive?