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Recommended 3rd and 4th Grade Authors

 

Contemporary Fiction

Judy Blume  

Betsy Byars  (Bingo Brown series)

Matt Christopher  (sports fiction)

Beverly Cleary  (Ramona & Henry series)

Andrew Clements  (Jake Drake series)

Paula Danziger  (Amber Brown series)

Lois Lowry  (Anastasia Krupnik series)

Megan McDonald  (Judy Moody series)

Barbara Park  (Junie B. Jones series)

Robert Newton Peck  (Soup series)

Dav Pilkey  (Captain Underpants series)

Louis Sachar  (Marvin Redpost & Wayside series)

Lemony Snicket  (Series of Unfortunate Events)

Betty Ren Wright  (ghost stories)
 

Historical Fiction

Jean Fritz  (also writes biographies of historical figures)

Mildred Taylor  

Laura Ingalls Wilder  (Little House series)

American Girl  series
 

Fantasy

Abbott, Tony  (Secrets of Droon series)

Jon Scieszka  (Time Warp Trio series)

Jane Yolen  (Tartan Magic series)
 

Mystery

David Adler  (Cam Jansen series)

James Howe  (Bunnicula series)

Donald Sobol  (Encyclopedia Brown series)

Gertrude Chandler Warner  (Boxcar Children series)
 

Science Fiction

Mark Crilley  (Akiko series)

Ursula LeGuin  (science fictionCatwings series)