It is said that one of the hardest things you can do is write a novel for the youngest audience. Adult readers will give the piece a chance, even if they don’t like the beginning, but you cannot capture the young ones’ attention if you don’t create something perfect from start to finish. There are many people who’ve tried to write books for the children, but not many succeeded.
Quality pieces are hard to find, and if you are looking for something that you can read to your toddler or something that will help you teach your kid how to read, we’ve got your back. On this list, you will find the best children’s book authors and some of their work that is or should be published in 2023.
This young author shows that anything is possible if you work hard enough to achieve it. Jessica was born in 1984 and she has been a part of many lists about successful and famous young people. She’s not only an author, but she is also an illustrator and a designer. These things allow her to create well-rounded novels for children that are interesting and captivating.
Something that puts her as one of the most famous authors for books for the little ones was her Tomorrow I’ll be Brave piece, and it is also a New York Times bestseller. The sequel of it is called Tomorrow I’ll be Kind, and both pieces teach kids how to be better, how to make better choices and the books are filled with memorable quotes about motivation and inspiration.
This mom is the closest there is to a super-hero. A woman that has been said to be one of the most positive people you can meet and her books are usually for children up to 10 years of age. She is definitely not new in the writers-world and she’s been publishing pieces that both toddlers and adults love.
She’s written more than 40 titles, and this says a lot about her. In 2023, one of the books that everyone is expecting is Just Like Me. It is a piece for all the young and aspiring girls who want to be just like their moms. If you have a daughter, you have to buy this amazing work. It will teach your kid that she can be anything she wants to and that she should never feel anything less that powerful. No matter your background, color, or status, this piece will empower both you and your girls.
Here we have another person who is not new in this world. Mac has been known as one of the best authors when it comes to books for the little ones, and it is said that his style is loved by many.
He will captivate you and your kids with the way he writes those words, and he will easily teach your children many things about life, love, and how to be better. Just like Vanessa, he has almost 50 publications, and each one is more popular than the next. Circle, Triangle, and Square are one of his most popular works, and the fans of the A Jack Book series cannot wait for the Jack at Bat piece to be published this year.
Nathan Chase Plummer
A professional who is YouTuber, Creator, and a celebrity chef. Nathan Chase Plummer showed that even if you don’t have a lot of experience in writing books for children, when you put your mind to it, and when you work hard, you will be able to achieve it.
The Boy Who Loved Unicorns was published in 2018, and ever since from the start it was accepted and loved by both kids and their parents. It is a piece that will teach your sons and daughters that as long as you believe, you can do anything. The book is full of imagination and it is an uplifting piece that you will remember years after reading it.
How many times have you struggled with your child not wanting to take their afternoon nap? Well, Chris knows all about that, and in his 2023 piece, No More Naps!, he captures the struggle parents have, and the feelings toddlers have. It will bring you pleasure while reading it to your little ones, and you will giggle all the way through it.
Grabenstein is an American author that published his first piece in the mid-2000s. The audience accepted him right away, and it is said that he has a special way with words. He focuses mostly on pieces for the youngest audience, but you will definitely love them as well.
Mechal Renee Roe
Last, but not least, we have Mechal, who through her works shows kids that they should appreciate who they are at all times. The book Cool Cuts who is expected to be published in November 2023 is about all the different hairstyles you can choose to express yourself.
“I am born to be awesome!” is a sentence Roe uses a lot, and with this, she is helping kids all around the world to realize they really are amazing. Mechal started as a childrenswear designer, but later on, she decided that illustration and writing is something she is more interested in. Now, she has 3 published works and this piece should be published by the end of the year.
What do you think about these authors? How many of their works have you read to your sons and daughters? It is said that kids should be introduced to reading from the youngest of age, and you should teach them about all the treasures they can find between the covers.
Choose the work depending on the age of your child, and if you want to read to a toddler, find something that is filled with pictures and illustrations. You can even use these books to help your kid learn how to read and recognize words. The more you read to them, the bigger the chances are of them falling in love with reading. Who knows, maybe one of these authors will inspire your kid to become a writer themselves, and maybe, one day, they are going to be on lists like this about best authors who are internationally recognized.