Topic Books about Authors for Children in KS2

Pop-Up Shakespeare

by The Reduced Shakespeare Company 

Interactive spreads with dramatic pop-ups and lift-the-flaps bring to life each of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Romances and Tragedies. Packed with hilarious jokes and funny facts, this is the Bard’s complete works as they’ve never been seen before.

One Day in Wonderland

by Kathleen Krull 

A joyful celebration of Lewis Carroll's love of language combined with an introduction to his life and the origin of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Packed with rich, surprising details and stunning artwork, this book tells the story of a man whose legacy continues to entertain and delight.


Oliver Jeffers Working Mind Drawing Hand by O Jeffers

Illustrator and artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking.


Boss the Bestseller List Like J.K.Rowling 

by Caroline Moss 

In this new series for aspiring authors, discover the life of JK Rowling. Be inspired by her remarkable story, and learn key lessons from her life and work. 


The Brontes

by Mick Manning 

Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the three extraordinary Brontë sister. With a mix of strong story-telling and wonderful illustration, explore the sister's tragically short lives in the remote village of Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Eyewitness: Shakespeare 

by DK 

Travel back to his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon before exploring the theatres and playhouses of 16th-century London. Learn where Shakespeare found his inspiration and discover why his stories still captivate readers and audiences more than 500 years later.


Poetry for KidsWilliam Shakespeare

by Dr. Marguerite Tassi Ph.D

This wonderful, fully illustrated book introduces children to the Bard and more than thirty of his most famous and accessible verses, sonnets, and speeches

Little People, Big Dreams: Jane Austen

by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Discover the remarkable life of Jane Austen, the great British novelist. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline and a detailed profile of the author's life.


What's So Special About Shakespeare? by Michael Rosen

So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this lively and accessible book on the life and works of William Shakespeare.

The Art of Eric Carle

by Eric Carle 

Celebrate the art work of one of the most beloved children's illustrators, Eric Carle. Containing a biography, personal photos and more than 60 of his colour collage pictures, this book is sure to seize the imagination of any child or budding illustrator.


Who Was J.R.R. Tolkien?

by Pamela Pollack D.

Get to know J.R.R.Tolkien, best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, in this biographical book. Explore his childhood, imagination and passion for fantasy writing in this easy to navigate, informative read.


The World of David Walliams

by David Walliams

Insider sneak peeks, character quizzes, fun facts, design your own book cover and meet Raj in a brand new comic book adventure never seen before. You even get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content from David Walliams himself. A spectacularly funny feast!


Charles Dickens, A Very Peculiar History

by Fiona Macdonald

Take a unique look at one of the  best-loved English writers, Charles Dickens. Featuring quirky stories and fascinating trivia, find out unusual and bizarre facts about Dickens that might just surprise you!


Beatrix Potter: A Junior Biography 

by Penguin Young Readers 

There was once a little girl who loved to draw and paint. Her name was Beatrix Potter. This book tells the fascinating story of how Beatrix became and author and made her life in the countryside she loved.

Fantastic Mr Dahl

by Michael Rosen

So, how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ideas from? What ingredients in his life turned him into the kind of writer he was? Michael Rosen comes up with some of the answers to these key questions in his lively biography, specially for children.

She Made a Monster

by Lynn Fulton 

Join Mary Shelley on the night she created the most frightening monster the world has ever seen. This fascinating story gives insight into the tale behind one of the world's most celebrated novels and the creation of an indelible figure that is recognisable to readers of all ages.


Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories 

by Marcia Williams

Meet some of Dicken's most memorable character in this book, which retells, in lively comic-strip style, five of Dickens's most popular stories: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.


See Inside the World of Shakespeare 

by Rob Lloyd Jones

Travel back 400 years to visit rowdy playhouses and royal palaces to discover Shakespeare's tales of doomed princes and mischievous fairies. With over 70 flaps to lift and lively illustrations, this book brings to life the world of Shakespeare.


The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

by Quentin Blake

This fantastical book brings together Dahl's wondrous creations and Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations with previously unpublished reproductions of imagined letters, artefacts, posters and much, much more.


Anne Frank and her Diary

by Baby Professor

Anne Frank was one of the children who experienced the dreadful period of the Holocaust. But unlike those children whose names are only recorded in history, Anne Frank made a dent because of her diary. Learn about her story in this biography book for kids.

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