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Oxfordshire children’s authors

We are collecting a list of people who have published books for children and who live, or have ever lived, in Oxford or Oxfordshire. For each we give one example of a children’s book they have written. Please contact us if you spot someone missing.

Richard Adams Watership Down
Nick Arnold Horrible Science
Gillian Avery The Elephant War
The Revd Awdry Thomas the Tank Engine
Russell Ayto One More Sheep
Nina Bawden The Peppermint Pig
Tom Becker Darkside
Hilaire Belloc The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts
Kate Brown Spider Moon
Frank Cottrell Boyce Millions
Alison Boyle Baby Bear Beware
John Buchan The Magic Walking Stick
Joanna Cannan A Pony for Jean
Humphrey Carpenter Mr Majeika
Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
D H Clacher Muddy Water
Helen Cooper Pumpkin Soup
Susan Cooper The Dark Is Rising
A E Coppard Pink Furniture A Tale for Lovely Children with Noble Natures
Jo Cotterill Model Behaviour
Cressida Cowell How to Train your Dragon
Kevin Crossley Holland The Seeing Stone
Rachel Crowther The Partridge and the Pelican
Susie Day, The Pea Series
Andrew Delahunty The Oxford First Illustrated Dictionary
Ted Dewan Bing Bunny
Mary Dobson Vile Vikings
Sharon Dogar Waves
Sarah Doudny The Angels of Christmas
Siobhan Dowd The London Eye Mystery
Tobias Druitt Corydon and the Island of Monsters
Alan Durant Billy Monster’s Daymare
Rene Edwards Magic Wanda
T S Eliot Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
John Foster Football Fever
Alan Fraser Starting Science
Helen Ganly The Wolfman and the Clown
Alan Garner The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Elizabeth Garner The Ingenious Edgar Jones
Sarah Garson The Grump
Adele Geras Troy
Brough Girling Keith the Dragon Slayer
Julia Golding The Diamond of Drury Lane
William Golding Lord of the Flies
Elizabeth Goudge The Little White Horse
Kenneth Grahame Wind in the Willows
Graham Greene The Little Fire Engine
Mini Grey Traction Man is Here
Adam Guillain Bella Ballistica
Paul Gustafson Eggbert’s Adventure
Mark Haddon Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night time
Kathleen Hale Orlando The Marmalade Cat
Dennis Hamley Hare’s Choice
Francis Hardinge Fly by Night
M G Harris The Joshua Files
Joanna Harrison Why Mum Turned into a Monster
Michael Harrison The Dragon Book of Verse
Sue Heap Handbag Friends
Julie Hearn Follow me down
Grizelda Heppel Ante’s Inferno
Frank Herrmann The Giant Alexander
Susan Hill Pirate Poll
Mary Hoffman Amazing Grace
Katherine Holabird Angelina Ballerina
Renée Holler Die Diebe von London
William Horwood The Willows in Winter
Thomas Hughes Tom Brown’s School Days
Rod Hunt Oxford Reading Tree series
Shirley Hughes Dogger
Terry Jones Nicobobinus
Jo Kenrick Star Crossed
Clare Kirtley The Magic Key
Roger Lancelyn Green The Luck of Troy
Andrew Lang The Blue Fairy Book
Katherine Langrish Troll Fell
Rhiannon Lassiter Hex
Caroline Lawrence The Roman Mysteries
Cas Lester Nixie, The Bad Bad Fairy
C S Lewis The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
Penelope Lively The House in Norham Gardens
Aidan Macfarlane Diary of a Teenage Health Freak
Juliet McKenna The Thief’s Gamble
Ann McPherson The Truth
Jan Mark Eclipse of the Century
Simon Mason The Quigleys
Caitlin Matthews Fireside Stories
L T Mead The Rebel of the School
David Melling The Kiss that Missed
Valerie Mendes Girl in the Attic
Gladys Mitchell The Light Blue Hills
Tom Moorhouse The River Singers
Sally Nicholls Ways to Live Forever
Jill Paton-Walsh The Dolphin Crossing
Korky Paul Winnie the Witch
Michele Paver Wolf Brother
Philippa Pearce Tom’s Midnight Garden
Rodney Peppé The Mice who Lived in a Shoe
Neil Philip The Mythology of the World
Ann Pilling Dustbin Charlie
Annabel Pitcher My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece
Pullein-Thompson sisters The Pony Books
Philip Pullman His Dark Materials
Libby Purves and Paul Heiney Grumpers’ Farm
Michael Rosen We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Katherine Rundell The Girl Savage
Linda Sargent Paper Wings
Ian Seraillier The Silver Sword
Dr Seuss The Cat in the Hat
Francesca Simon Horrid Henry
Matthew Skelton Endymion Spring
Chris Smith One City, Two Brothers
Emily Smith Astrid The Au Pair from Outer Space
Andy Stanton You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum
Christopher Stuart-Clark The Oxford Book of Children’s Poetry
Flora Thompson Lark Rise to Candleford
JRR Tolkien Lord of the Rings
Eleanor Updale Montmorency
Joanna Walsh All Asleep
Lalla Ward 101 Questions your Dog would Ask
John Warden Black Jack and the Swample
Marina Warner The Wobbly Tooth
Mary Stokes White Major, The Oxford Dog
David Whitley The Midnight Charter
Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince and Other Stories
Gina Wilson Prowlpuss
Leslie Wilson The Last Train to Kummersdorf
Diana Wynne Jones Howl’s Moving Castle