How well do you know these children's book authors?

You read a lot of books, but how well do you know the authors? Test your knowledge of these famous writers.

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Dr. Seuss was not only an author, but also a cartoonist. He wrote almost 60 books in his lifetime. What is the first book he wrote?

"The Cat in the Hat"

"And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street"

"Oh the Places You'll Go"

"One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"


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True or False? Beverly Cleary was a librarian before she became a writer.

True

False

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Before writing such famous books as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach," what did Roald Dahl do for a living?

English teacher

Chef

Fighter pilot

Doctor

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When did Jeff Kinney publish his first book?

1998

2002

2007

2010

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Which of these titles does not belong to R. L. Stine? 

"The Haunted Mask" 

"The Beast From the East"

"Deep Trouble"

"Behind the Attic Wall"

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True or False? Kate DiCamillo's book "Raymie Nightingale" won a Newberry Medal.

True

False

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Hyperion Books for Children

Where did Rick Riordan get the idea for the Percy Jackson series?

From his son who liked to hear stories about Greek mythology 

While on vacation in Greece, a museum tour guide taught him about the Greek gods

His has Greek roots and learned about the gods and goddesses from his grandparents

None of the above

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True or False? J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter share the same birthday

True

False