Inner West Council

Junior Fiction

Here is a list of some of our favourite junior fiction authors.

Deborah Abela Jeff Kinney
Felice Arena E. L. Konigsburg
Duncan Ball C. S. Lewis
L. Frank Baum Astrid Lindgren
Judy Blume Lois Lowry
Enid Blyton Megan McDonald
Frances Hodgson Burnett David McRobbie
Lewis Carroll James Moloney
Margaret Clark L. M. Montgomery
Beverly Cleary Michael Morpurgo
Eoin Colfer Mary Norton
Cressida Cowell Debra Oswald
Roald Dahl Lincoln Peirce
Kate DiCamillo Rick Riordan
Ursula Dubosarsky Emily Rodda
Anna Fienberg J. K. Rowling
Jackie French Louis Sachar
Cornelia Funke Francesca Simon
Libby Gleeson Lemony Snicket
Morris Gleitzman Robert Louis Stevenson
Kenneth Grahame Shaun Tan
Andy Griffiths P. L. Travers
John Heffernan Frances Watts
Elizabeth Honey Nadia Wheatley
Eva Ibbotson E. B. White
Paul Jennings Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Read-alikes are books or series that are similar to another book or series and therefore might appeal to the same reader.

Harry Potter Read-Alikes

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell

The Spiderwick Chronicles series by Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black

Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke

Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones

Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis

Mister Monday by Garth Nix

Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini

His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

Rowan series by Emily Rodda

Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott