Author & Illustrator

John Burningham

John Burningham is one of the world’s most recognized and beloved illustrators. His work has received countless awards, including a Boston Globe–Horn Book honor for It’s a Secret! and two Kate Greenaway Medals. Over his fifty-year career, John Burningham has written and illustrated more than thirty picture books, including Picnic, Motor Miles, and Mouse House. He is married to illustrator Helen Oxenbury. They have three children and live in North London.

Most Recent Book
Mouse House book

"About" from Candlewick Press Fall 2018 catalog.

chapter Books

chapter book
Wind in the Willows
cars · vehicles
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

picture Books

mice · winter · family · home · helping others
Mouse House
adventure · travel · family · birds
transportation · pets · adventure · dogs
Motor Miles
The Way to the Zoo book
the zoo · animals · adventure
The Way to the Zoo
new sibling · new babies
There's Going to Be a Baby
sharing · animals · food
parties · secrets · dance · cats
It's a Secret!


Helen Oxenbury
Kenneth Grahame
Ian Fleming
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