My Favorite Authors

Here is a list I've compiled of my favorite authors.  If you are looking for a book to read to your class, anything written by any of these authors would be a good choice! :)

Note:  If I find a book by any of these authors at a thrift store, even if I haven't read it, I will usually purchase it because I know it will be good!

I will add more as I think of them.  My books aren't in front of me right now- but these are some of my all-time favorites.

Chapter Books
Andrew Clements
Jerry Spinelli
Gary Paulsen (usually for 5th grade and up...although his work is AMAZING, it is often pretty graphic)

Picture Books
Cynthia Rylant (my absolute favorite author!)
Eve Bunting
Patricia Polacco
Patricia MacLachlan