Here are some authors and illustrators of children’s books that have lived in the state of Indiana. Support your local authors by checking out these books today!
Terry Border has spent the vast majority of his life in the Indianapolis area. His is the author/illustrator of the picture books Peanut Butter & Cupcake, Milk Goes to School, Happy Birthday, Cupcake!, and Merry Christmas, Peanut.
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the author of several well-reviewed novels for children including The War That Saved My Life, The War I Finally Won, and Ruthie’s Gift.
Norman Bridwell was born in Kokomo in Indiana. He is the author of the famous Clifford books, which inspired a television series on PBS.
Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. She is best known for her Princess Diaries series, and she has written a spin-off for younger readers, From the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess.
Troy Cummings lives in Greencastle, Indiana. He is the author of the popular Notebook of Doom chapter books.
Jim Davis was born in Marion, Indiana. He is the creator of the Garfield comics. Greenwood Public Library has his comics in the adult non-fiction section and in the children’s graphic novels.
Candace Fleming was born in Michigan City, Indiana. She is a well-rounded author, and has written picture books, novels, and non-fiction books for children. Her picture book Muncha Muncha Muncha is a big hit during storytime, and her non-fiction books The Family Romanov and Giant Squid are both award winners.
Ben Hatke was born in Lafayette, Indiana. He is the creator of several graphic novels for children, including the very popular Zita the Spacegirl.
Bill Peet was born in Grandview, Indiana, and then lived in Indianapolis. Peet worked as an artist at Walt Disney Studios, and he also created several picture books for children, including The Whingdingdilly and Kermit the Hermit.