Click here to read Laurie Mayhew’s top ten list of favorite children’s authors.vesper holly

I would really like to LOUDLY shout out Lloyd Alexander’s name as well. I missed him myself growing up but my boys have devoured him with great delight. The Chronicles of Prydain (The Book of Three begins the series) remains one of our all time favorite read-alouds. One remarkable trait is the strength of both its male and female characters. Laurie doesn’t mention his Vesper Holly series, though, which is an awful lot of fun for mystery and adventure lovers.

I’ll have to muse for a few days to decide if I would add, delete, or argue with any of her authors. In the meantime, add a comment about who would be on your list!