Once you have read each author’s book, you are officially qualified to vote for your favorite author of 2024!

Come back to this page to cast your vote between Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 17. All student votes will be counted to select the 2024 Milner Award Winning Author.

2024 Milner Award Author Selection

Stephen Shaskan

Pizza and Taco

Stephen Shaskan, author of Pizza and Taco, Dare to be Scared!, is an award-winning author and illustrator of over a dozen children’s books, including the Pizza and Taco series. His picture book, A Dog Is a Dog, was a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and a CCBC Choices Book.


Visit: StephenShaskan.com

Jim Benton

Attack of the Stuff

Jim Benton

Jim Benton, author of Attack of the Stuff, the Life and Times of Bill Waddler, is also the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of several other hilarious tall tales and fan faves such as Dumb Diary, Franny K. Stein and Catwad! Dumb Diary alone has sold over 10 million copies and is printed in 18 languages! Franny K. Stein is another popular read among young people and has sold over 5 million copies.


Visit: JimBenton.com