Author Sites This page contains links to some of our favorite authors. Avi Author of Crispin Brian Jacques Official site of the Author of the Redwall Books. Chris Van Allsburg Author of the Polar Express Dave Pilkey Author of Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot, and many more. David Wiesner Author of Flotsam Deborah Hopkinson Author of Dear America… Hear My Sorrow. Diane deGroat Author of Gilbert Series Eric Carle Author of the Very Hungry Caterpillar Esme Rajl Codell Author of Sahara Special Jan Brett Author of Trouble with Trolls Janet Stevens Local Author of The Great Fuzz Frenzy, Platypus Lost, The Little Red Pen, and many more! Jerry Spinelli Author of Maniac Magee, Stargirl, and others. Jon Scieszka Author of Robot Zot Kate DiCamillo Because of Winn Dixie Katherine Paterson Author of Bridge to Terabithia Laura Numeroff Author of If You Give a Pig a Pancake and If you Give a Mouse a Cookie etc. Roald Dahl Author of James and the Giant Peach Sharon Creech Author of Heartbeat Shel Silverstein Author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Steven Kellog Author of Is Your Mama a Llama and Pinkerton. Tomie dePaola Author of Strega Nona books Xavier Garza A bilingual author who writes folktales and books about Lucha Libre.