Author & Illustrator

Chris Van Dusen


Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Circus Ship and Hattie & Hudson, and the illustrator of the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. He lives in Maine.

Franklin Endicott and the Third Key
Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem
If I Built a House
If I Built a School
Even Monsters Go to School
A Piglet Named Mercy
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package
Hattie and Hudson
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?

Most Popular Chris Van Dusen Books

    Franklin Endicott and the Third Key
    Chris Van Dusen, Kate DiCamillo
    If I Built a School
    Chris Van Dusen
    If I Built a Car
    Chris Van Dusen
    A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
    Chris Van Dusen
    If I Built a House
    Chris Van Dusen
    A Piglet Named Mercy
    Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen

Book Stats


All Chris Van Dusen Books

2021Franklin Endicott and the Third KeyKate DiCamillo112
2020Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible PoemKate DiCamillo96
2019If I Built a HouseChris Van Dusen40
2019If I Built a SchoolChris Van Dusen32
2019Even Monsters Go to SchoolLisa Wheeler32
2019A Piglet Named MercyKate DiCamillo32
2018Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected PackageKate DiCamillo112
2017Hattie and HudsonChris Van Dusen40
2016Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?Kate DiCamillo112
2016President Taft Is Stuck in the BathMac Barnett32
2016Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost RaccoonKate DiCamillo112
2015Leroy Ninker Saddles UpKate DiCamillo96
2011King Hugo's Huge EgoChris Van Dusen40
2009Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way ComesKate DiCamillo96
2009The Circus ShipChris Van Dusen40
2008Mercy Watson Thinks Like a PigKate DiCamillo80
2007Mercy Watson: Princess in DisguiseKate DiCamillo80
2007If I Built a CarChris Van Dusen40
2006Mercy Watson Fights CrimeKate DiCamillo80
2006Mercy Watson Goes for a RideKate DiCamillo80
2005Mercy Watson to the RescueKate DiCamillo80
2003A Camping Spree with Mr. MageeChris Van Dusen36


Kate DiCamillo
Mac Barnett
Lisa Wheeler

Book Dedications by Chris Van Dusen

  • To Amy and her class of heroes
    Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
  • My idea of a perfect day is to be on a lake, in Maine, with Lori, Ethan, and Tucker, to whom this book is lovingly dedicated.
    Hattie and Hudson