5. Melanie Watt - Scaredy Squirrel and Chester are a major favourite for students.
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4. Oliver Jeffers - Wonderful, unique illustrations and stories.
3. Peter H. Reynolds - Great messages and illustrations.
2. Eric Litwin and James Dean - Pete the Cat is so catchy - bright illustrations and great message.
1. Mo Willems - Between the Pigeon books and Knuffle Bunny, he has great, unique books.
Now I have to say, as I was writing this, I immediately thought of Emily Gravett and Kathryn Otoshi and I'm sure there are a ton of others that at this second I am forgetting. My point is really that there are so many great (GREAT) authors and illustrators to keep kids engaged with fun illustrations and poignant messages. I would really like to hear of any other favourites that teachers keep stocked in their classroom, leave me a comment if you agree with my list, or have your own list of favourites!