Author & Illustrator

Maurice Sendak


Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

But the Giraffe & Brundibar
Presto and Zesto in Limboland
Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
My Brother's Book
George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends
The Happy Rain
Swine Lake
What Can You Do with a Shoe?

Most Popular Maurice Sendak Books

    picture • 48 Pages
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Maurice Sendak
    Select type • 64 Pages
    Little Bear's Friend
    Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak
    chapter • 64 Pages
    Little Bear's Visit
    Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak
    picture • 40 Pages
    In the Night Kitchen
    Maurice Sendak
    picture • 368 Pages
    George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends
    James Marshall, Maurice Sendak
    board • 32 Pages
    Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
    Maurice Sendak

Book Stats


All Maurice Sendak Books

2020But the Giraffe & BrundibarTony KushnerMaurice Sendak96
2018Presto and Zesto in LimbolandArthur Yorinks, Maurice SendakMaurice Sendak28
2017Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of MonthsMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak32
2013My Brother's BookMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak32
2011Bumble-ArdyMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak40
2008George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best FriendsJames MarshallMaurice Sendak368
2006Mommy?Arthur YorinksMaurice SendakMatthew Reinhart12
2005BearsRuth KraussMaurice Sendak24
2004The Happy RainJack SendakMaurice Sendak48
2003BrundibarTony KushnerMaurice Sendak56
1999Swine LakeJames MarshallMaurice Sendak40
1997What Can You Do with a Shoe?Beatrice Schenk de RegniersMaurice Sendak32
1997Animal Family: A Newbery Honor Award WinnerRandall JarrellMaurice Sendak192
1996Frank and Joey Eat LunchArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak
1996Frank and Joey Go to WorkArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak12
1995Maurice Sendak's Christmas MysteryMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak8
1995The Miami GiantArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak40
1995The Wonderful FarmMarcel AyméMaurice Sendak192
1993We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with PicturesMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak56
1992I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket BookIona Opie, Peter OpieMaurice Sendak160
1992The Juniper Tree: And Other Tales from GrimmLore SegalMaurice Sendak2
1991Sarah's RoomDoris OrgelMaurice Sendak
1990Seven Tales by H.C. AndersenHans Christian AndersenMaurice Sendak
1989A Hole Is to DigRuth KraussMaurice Sendak48
1988Dear MiliWilhelm Grimm, Ralph ManheimMaurice Sendak40
1988Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child 's Book of PoemsMary Michaels White, Eva Moore, Beatrice Schenk de RegniersJan CarrMaurice SendakRichard EgielskiArnold LobelMarcia BrownMargot ZemachLeo DillonDiane Dillon160
1985In Grandpa's HousePhilip SendakMaurice Sendak48
1984Little Bear's FriendElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak64
1984NutcrackerE.T.A. HoffmannMaurice Sendak102
1981Ten Little Rabbits: A Counting Book with Mino the MagicianMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak26
1981Outside Over ThereMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak40
1980Jean Ritchie's Singing Family of the CumberlandsJean RitchieMaurice Sendak258
1978No Fighting, No Biting!Else Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak64
1977Seven Little MonstersMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak
1976Fly by NightRandall JarrellMaurice Sendak30
1976Some Swell Pup; or, Are You Sure You Want a Dog?Maurice Sendak, Matthew MargolisMaurice Sendak32
1975Pleasant FieldmouseJan WahlMaurice Sendak72
1973King Grisly-BeardBrothers GrimmMaurice Sendak
1970Fantasy SketchesMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak24
1970In the Night KitchenMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak40
1969The Light PrincessGeorge MacDonaldMaurice Sendak128
1968A Kiss for Little BearElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak32
1967The Golden KeyGeorge MacDonaldMaurice Sendak96
1967Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to LifeMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak80
1967The Bat-PoetRandall JarrellMaurice Sendak42
1966Zlateh the Goat and Other StoriesIsaac Bashevis SingerMaurice Sendak90
1965Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery RhymesMaurice Sendak64
1965Let's Be EnemiesJanice May UdryMaurice Sendak32
1965Lullabies and Night SongsAlec WilderMaurice SendakWilliam Engvik
1965The Animal FamilyRandall JarrellMaurice Sendak180
1964The Bee-Man of OrnFrank R. StocktonMaurice Sendak56
1963Where the Wild Things AreMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak48
1963The Griffin and the Minor CanonFrank R. StocktonMaurice Sendak56
1963How Little Lori Visited Times SquareAmos VogelMaurice Sendak64
1963She Loves Me...She Loves Me Not...Robert KeeshanMaurice Sendak32
1963Nikolenka's Childhood: An Edition for Young ReadersLeo TolstoyMaurice Sendak
1962Alligators All Around: An AlphabetMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak32
1962The Big Green BookRobert GravesMaurice Sendak64
1962Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely PresentCharlotte ZolotowMaurice Sendak40
1962Nutshell Library: Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, PierreMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak4
1962One Was Johnny: A Counting BookMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak46
1962Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a PrologueMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak38
1962The Singing HillMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak180
1961Little Bear's VisitElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak64
1961What Do You Do, Dear?Sesyle JoslinMaurice Sendak48
1960Open House for ButterfliesRuth KraussMaurice Sendak48
1960The Sign on Rosie's DoorMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak48
1960Dwarf Long-NoseWilhelm Hauff, Maurice Sendak, Doris Orgel72
1959The Moon JumpersJanice May UdryMaurice Sendak32
1959Father Bear Comes HomeElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak64
1958What Do You Say, Dear?Sesyle JoslinMaurice Sendak48
1958Along Came a DogMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak192
1957Circus GirlJack SendakMaurice Sendak32
1957Very Far AwayMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak56
1957The Birthday PartyRuth KraussMaurice Sendak
1957Little BearElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak63
1956I Want to Paint My Bathroom BlueRuth KraussMaurice Sendak24
1956Kenny's WindowMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak64
1956The House of Sixty FathersMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak189
1955Charlotte and The White HorseRuth KraussMaurice Sendak32
1955The Little Cow and the TurtleMeindert De JongMaurice Sendak
1954The Wheel on the SchoolMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak298
1954The Tin FiddleEdward TrippMaurice Sendak
1954I'll Be You and You Be MeRuth KraussMaurice Sendak40
1954Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's FarmBetty MacDonaldMaurice Sendak127
1953ShadrachMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak192
1953Hurry Home, Candy (Harper Trophy Books)Meindert DeJongMaurice Sendak256
1953A Very Special HouseRuth KraussMaurice Sendak
1952Maggie Rose, Her Birthday ChristmasRuth SawyerMaurice Sendak151


Else Holmelund Minarik
James Marshall
George MacDonald
Mary Michaels White
Eva Moore
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Jan Carr
Richard Egielski
Arnold Lobel
Marcia Brown
Margot Zemach
Leo Dillon
Diane Dillon
Charlotte Zolotow
Ruth Krauss
Arthur Yorinks
Tony Kushner
E.T.A. Hoffmann
Janice May Udry
Sesyle Joslin
Meindert DeJong
Matthew Reinhart
Betty MacDonald
Wilhelm Grimm
Ralph Manheim
Jean Ritchie
Lore Segal
Amos Vogel
Randall Jarrell
Robert Graves
Frank R. Stockton
Iona Opie
Peter Opie
Matthew Margolis
Alec Wilder
William Engvik
Doris Orgel
Jack Sendak
Marcel Aymé
Hans Christian Andersen
Jan Wahl
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Philip Sendak
Brothers Grimm
Robert Keeshan
Edward Tripp
Ruth Sawyer
Meindert De Jong
Wilhelm Hauff
Leo Tolstoy


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