- Eric Carle – Eric Carle was an American author, designer and illustrator of children’s books. His picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, first published in 1969, has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies!
- Grace Lin – Grace Lin is a Taiwanese-American children’s writer and illustrator. Best known for her picture books, board books, and early reader series. Grace is extremely accomplished and you can read all about her accomplishments and a special Q&A here: https://gracelin.com/about-grace/
- Mo Williams “Mo Willems is an American writer, animator, voice actor, and children’s book author. His work includes creating the animated television series Sheep in the Big City for Cartoon Network, working on Sesame Street and The Off-Beats, and creating the popular children’s book series Elephant and Piggie.”-Wiki
- Lenore Look – “Lenore Look embeds Chinese and Chinese American culture into her hilarious books for children. She is the creator of many picture books and two early chapter book series for children who are just beginning to learn how to read. Her characters often face a variety of challenges, some related to their heritage, like visiting relatives in another country and not liking the food and others that are almost universal, like being scared to learn how to swim!” -Book Riot
To continue to learn more, here is an article with some more amazing childrens authors: https://www.stadiumtalk.com/s/top-50-female-athletes-sports-history-bf540b2f51ea465b
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