Children's Author Speakers

Our beloved children’s author speakers bring the same enthusiasm, humor, and sense of wonder found in their books to the stage, inspiring audiences of all ages.

Marc Brown

Award-winning and bestselling author of the popular Arthur series

Jennifer L. Holm

Three-time Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of Babymouse

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, MacArthur Fellow, and bestselling author of Red at the Bone

Markus Zusak

#1 New York Times- bestselling author of The Book Thief

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Annie Barrows

Bestselling novelist of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and children's book author

Evette Dionne

Editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and author of the National Book Award longlisted title: Lifting as We Climb

Junot Díaz

Author of New York Times bestsellers The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This is How You Lose Her; winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Adam Gidwitz

New York Times-bestselling author of the Grimm books and The Inquisitor's Tale

Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling novelist, Newbery Honor winner, and former Miami Herald columnist

Matthew Holm

Co-creator of two award-winning graphic novel series for children, Babymouse and Squish

Emily Jenkins

Acclaimed author of the popular Toys Go Out and Upside Down Magic series

Gary Paulsen

Prolific three-time Newbery Honor winner, hailed as "One of the Best Loved Writers Alive" by The New York Times

Matt de la Peña

New York Times bestselling author of books for children and young adults

Louis Sachar

Newbery and National Book Award-winning author of Holes

Marjane Satrapi

Academy Award-nominated director, cartoonist, and author of Persepolis

Ruta Sepetys

International bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy