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The series that includes Kid Presidents, Kid Artists, and Kid Athletes now chronicles the lives of Kid Authors! Here are true tales of famous writers, from long before they were famous—or even old enough to drive. Did you know:

Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) loved to skip school and make mischief, with his best friend Tom, of course!
• A young J. R. R. Tolkien was bitten by a huge tarantula—or as he called it, “a spider as big as a dragon.”
• Toddler Zora Neale Hurston took her first steps when a wild hog entered her house and started chasing her!

The diverse and inclusive cast includes Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, J. K. Rowling, Langston Hughes, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, Stan Lee, and many more.

Educator resources:

Download Kid Authors Educator's Guide 


Enter Your Class in the Kid Authors Writing Contest  



Hardcover, 200 pages
Published on October 10, 2017 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594749876
ISBN-13: 9781594749872
29 Book Reviews
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  • raven4life
    raven4lifeMonday, November 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm55 stars
    This book sounds really gooD!!
    • JusticeMonday, November 6, 2017 at 9:10 am
      This book looks interesting I hope I can get a copy of it soon! PLZ
      • 1234512345Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:06 am
        Its amazing
        • minersteph117
          minersteph117Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm
          I would love to win a copy of Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends). I’ve read books by some of the authors and have only heard of some. I have written to J.K. Rowling for a class project. I know Stan Lee is famous for all the Marvel superheroes. I love writing my own stories and hope to write a book when I grow up that someone on here might win to read someday. I would love to read stories about them as kids for more inspiration.
          • stitch123
            stitch123Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm55 stars
            Can I have it please? I found this book fascinating!
            • bearpawzeus66
              bearpawzeus66Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:12 am
              I can't check it out and I'm dying to read it!!
            • grapefruit
              grapefruitFriday, November 3, 2017 at 4:57 am55 stars
              SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!I saw an ad for this book and thought: I WANT IT!!!!! I think it would be fun to learn about the lives of all our favorite authors, so YES!!!! I WILL read this!!!
              • IRISH DANCER 15Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:52 am
                I read the president version of this
                • cybill
                  cybillTuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:39 pm55 stars
                  Sounds really, really good!!!!!!!!!!! 😇
                  • raven4life
                    raven4lifeMonday, November 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm55 stars
                  • helloFriday, October 27, 2017 at 7:48 am
                    • movienut300Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:06 am
                      i reallllyyyyy!!!! want this book can not wait to get it!!!!!

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