There are many children's authors that I adore but I would have to say one of my favorites is definitely Jon Scieszka! Students love hearing and reading his books and as an adult, I find them hilarious as well. If I could pick a favorite illustrator as well it would definitely be Lane Smith. Smiths illustration's make Scieszka's words even funnier and even Smith's books without Scieszka are amazing! Some of my favorite books by Scieszka are:
I also created an author study for Jon Scieszka, which you can find here.
Some of my other favorite children's author's include David Shannon, Kevin Henkes, Joanna Cole,and Dr. Seuss (his older works like Oh the Places You'll Go, The Lorax, and You're Only Old Once). Head over to Clutter Free Classroom and link up!