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Discover the most popular children's fiction authors from Medway Libraries. Please check out Medway Libraries' offer for children and young people

Current top ten most borrowed children's authors


1.  Daisy Meadows

Ruby the Red Fairy LIBRARY USE ONLYJoin Rachel and Kirsty on their adventures through fairyland in Daisy Meadows' popular Rainbow Magic series.





2. Adam Blade

Ferno the fire dragon LIBRARY USE ONLY

An evil wizard has enchanted the magical beasts of Avantia. Only a true hero can free the beasts and stop them from destroying the land. Is Tom the hero Avantia has been waiting for?





3.Jacqueline Wilson

Candyfloss Wilson LIRBARY USE ONLYMulti-award-winning and former Children's Laureate Jacqueline Wilson, is known for her vast and diverse work in children’s literature. Her novels have been adapted numerous times for television, and commonly deal with such challenging themes as adoption, divorce and mental illness.





4. Francesca Simon


Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written more than 45 books and won the Children's Book of the Year in 2008 at the Galaxy British Book Awards for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman.




5. Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Choc LIBRARY USE ONLY

Roald Dahl's children's books are known for for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. Some of his notable works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Enormous Crocodile, The Witches, and The BFG.





6. Sue Bentley

Magic Bunny by Sue BentleySue Bentley is a great cat lover and author of the Magic Kitten, Magic Puppy, Magic Pony, Magic Bunny and now Magic Puffin series of children's books






7. Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful by Michael MorpurgoProlific award-winning author Michael Morpurgo was was the third Children's Laureate. Although best known for his work in children's literature, Michael is also a poet, playwright and librettist.





8. Jeremy Strong

The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog LIBRARY USE ONLY

Jeremy Strong is well known for his laugh-out-loud stories.  He has written more than 70 children's books, including The Karate Princess and My Brother's Famous Bottom series.





9. J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series that captured the imaginations of both young and old. The series of seven fantasy books chronicles the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his friends in their quest to overcome the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort.





10. Lucy Daniels

Animal Ark Beagle in a Basket by Lucy DanielsLucy Daniels is the author of the Animal Ark series, as well as Animal Ark Pets, Jess the Border Collie, Dolphin Diaries, Nine Lives, and the Perfect Ponies trilogy. She has written more than 70 books.





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