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Alexander, Lloyd Alcott, Louisa May
Andersen, Hans Christian Armstrong, William
Austen, Jane Avi
Bemelmans, Ludwig Berenstain, Stan and Jan
Blume, Judy Brett, Jan
Bridwell, Norman Brown, Marc
Burnett, Frances Hodgson Byars, Betsy
Banks, Lynne Reid Baum, L. Frank
Christopher, Matt Chaucer, Geoffrey
Clemens, Samuel@ Cleary, Beverly
Colfer, Eoin Cormier, Robert
Cushman, Karen Carle, Eric
Carroll, Lewis Defoe, Daniel
Dickens, Charles Donne, John
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dr. Seuss
Dumas, Alexandre Dahl, Roald
Eliot, George Eliot, T. S.
George, Jean Craighead Hinton, S. E.
Hughes, Langston Handler, Daniel
Jacques, Brian Korman, Gordon
Lenski, Lois Lewis, C. S.
Little, Jean Lowry, Lois
Milne, A. A. Montgomery, L. M.
Munsch, Robert Mayer, Mercer
Nimmo, Jenny Numeroff, Laura
O'Dell, Scott Peck, Richard
Peck, Robert Newton Potter, Beatrix
Prelutsky, Jack Paterson, Katherine
Paulsen, Gary Rowling, J. K.
Rawls, Wilson Sewell, Anna
Shelley, Mary Shakespeare, William
Silverstein, Shel Snicket, Lemony
Speare, Elizabeth George Spyri, Johanna
Stine, R. L. Stratton-Porter, Gene
Swift, Jonathan Sachar, Louis
Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolstoy, Leo
Twain, Mark Viorst, Judith
Van Allsburg, Chris White, E. B.
Whitman, Walt Wilder, Laura Ingalls



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