Andrew Clements (born May 7, 1949) is an American author of books for children. Clements grew up in New Jersey and Illinois, United States, and worked as a teacher for seven years after college. He started his literary career by writing the texts for picture books, then went on to write children's novels. His first novel was Frindle, which has won 16 state book awards, as well as the Christopher Award.
Clements' other books include The Landry News (1998), The Janitor's Boy (2000), The School Story (2001), The Jacket (2002), A Week in the Woods (2002), The Report Card (2004), The Last Holiday Concert (2004), Lunch Money (2005), Room One (2006), No Talking (2007), Lost and Found (2008), Extra Credit (2009), and We the Children (2010). His books for older audiences include Things Not Seen (2002), Things Hoped For (2006), and Things That Are (2008). Clements currently lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, with his wife Rebecca. He has four grown children.