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February 6, 2019

12 Bestselling Books by Scholastic Women Authors

By Scholastic Editors

Let's take a moment to recognize some of our favorite female writers, whose work has broken barriers.

Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

    To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’ve rounded up bestsellers from our female authors. These 12 books are not only the perfect way to honor the talented writing of these renowned women in literature, they’re inspiring year-round reads for teachers and students alike.

    Plus, check out 38 more books that celebrate women in history.

    J.K. Rowling

    J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will bring more than just magic to your reading list this Women’s History Month. With each turn of the page, you’ll become more and more transfixed by Harry while you follow his adventures throughout this award-winning series. And don't forget to take a look at the entire Harry Potter series

    Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games not only introduces readers to an exciting tale of survival, it kicks off a trilogy of dystopian adventure that’s impossible to put down.

    Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Winner of the Pura Belpré Award for Writing, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan is an engaging story of struggle and passion during the Great Depression.

    Sharon Robinson

    In Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, Sharon Robinson shares a loving biography of her father, a devoted family man and civil rights activist who broke the color barrier in baseball. It’s an inspirational tale of Robinson’s victories on and off the field—and a perfect read from one of our favorite female authors.

    Plus, find more inspiration with 15 of our favorite biographies of courageous women.

    Andrea Davis Pinkney

    In Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra, Andrea Davis Pinkney shares the inspiring story of one of America’s greatest composers. This Coretta Scott King Award winner and Caldecott Honor book is the perfect introduction to Ellington’s life and musical contributions.

    Cynthia Lord

    In her heartwarming Newbery Honor Book Rules, Cynthia Lord shows readers just what it means to feel different and find acceptance in this world.

    Tui Sutherland

    By reading The Dragonet Prophecy, Tui Sutherland’s bestseller from her Wings of Fire series, you’ll experience just what it’s like to choose freedom over fate and fulfill a shared destiny on one’s own terms.

    Angela Cervantes

    In Gaby, Lost and Found, you and your students will be struck by the realistic world of loneliness writer Angela Cervantes is able to depict.

    Raina Telgemeier

    In Smile, the Eisner Award-winning book from Raina Telgemeier, a true coming-of-age tale of middle school dental drama comes to life—embarrassing headgear and all.

    Lauren Tarshis

    In I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, Lauren Tarshis transports readers back to the battlefield to experience the bloody fight for American freedom. You can find more of her thrilling tales of survival in the complete list of the I Survived series.  

    Wendy Wan Long Shang

    The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan Long Shang is a poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and how a favorite American pastime can bring a family back to together again.

    Ann M. Martin

    Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitters Club: #3 The Truth About Stacey is just one exhilarating read in Martin’s expansive series that’s a favorite of readers far and wide.

    Looking for more page-turners by female authors to add to your reading list? Find more books from these incredible authors and others to stock your classroom library.

    To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’ve rounded up bestsellers from our female authors. These 12 books are not only the perfect way to honor the talented writing of these renowned women in literature, they’re inspiring year-round reads for teachers and students alike.

    Plus, check out 38 more books that celebrate women in history.

    J.K. Rowling

    J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will bring more than just magic to your reading list this Women’s History Month. With each turn of the page, you’ll become more and more transfixed by Harry while you follow his adventures throughout this award-winning series. And don't forget to take a look at the entire Harry Potter series

    Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games not only introduces readers to an exciting tale of survival, it kicks off a trilogy of dystopian adventure that’s impossible to put down.

    Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Winner of the Pura Belpré Award for Writing, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan is an engaging story of struggle and passion during the Great Depression.

    Sharon Robinson

    In Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, Sharon Robinson shares a loving biography of her father, a devoted family man and civil rights activist who broke the color barrier in baseball. It’s an inspirational tale of Robinson’s victories on and off the field—and a perfect read from one of our favorite female authors.

    Plus, find more inspiration with 15 of our favorite biographies of courageous women.

    Andrea Davis Pinkney

    In Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra, Andrea Davis Pinkney shares the inspiring story of one of America’s greatest composers. This Coretta Scott King Award winner and Caldecott Honor book is the perfect introduction to Ellington’s life and musical contributions.

    Cynthia Lord

    In her heartwarming Newbery Honor Book Rules, Cynthia Lord shows readers just what it means to feel different and find acceptance in this world.

    Tui Sutherland

    By reading The Dragonet Prophecy, Tui Sutherland’s bestseller from her Wings of Fire series, you’ll experience just what it’s like to choose freedom over fate and fulfill a shared destiny on one’s own terms.

    Angela Cervantes

    In Gaby, Lost and Found, you and your students will be struck by the realistic world of loneliness writer Angela Cervantes is able to depict.

    Raina Telgemeier

    In Smile, the Eisner Award-winning book from Raina Telgemeier, a true coming-of-age tale of middle school dental drama comes to life—embarrassing headgear and all.

    Lauren Tarshis

    In I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, Lauren Tarshis transports readers back to the battlefield to experience the bloody fight for American freedom. You can find more of her thrilling tales of survival in the complete list of the I Survived series.  

    Wendy Wan Long Shang

    The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan Long Shang is a poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and how a favorite American pastime can bring a family back to together again.

    Ann M. Martin

    Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitters Club: #3 The Truth About Stacey is just one exhilarating read in Martin’s expansive series that’s a favorite of readers far and wide.

    Looking for more page-turners by female authors to add to your reading list? Find more books from these incredible authors and others to stock your classroom library.

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