One of our assignments is to do with using children's fiction in the classroom - so we have to read 3 children's books as part of it. I'm really enjoying discovering - or in some cases rediscovering - some of these books. Authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Bernard Ashley, Anne Fine, Frank Cottrell Boyce .... I'm definitely going to be reading more then the minimum 3.
If anyone has other suggestions for authors I should be trying, please let me know.