Author & Illustrator

Mercer Mayer


MERCER MAYER began writing and illustrating children’s books in 1966, and since then, he has published over 300 titles. Readers can open almost any of his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer created one of children’s books most cherished characters, Little Critter. He currently lives in Connecticut.

Little Critter's Manners
Trick or Treat, Little Critter
The Great Brain Is Back
Just a Special Thanksgiving
We All Need Forgiveness (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter)
You Go First

Most Popular Mercer Mayer Books

    The New Baby
    Mercer Mayer, C. Nahmad
    Trick or Treat, Little Critter
    Mercer Mayer
    Just Me and My Dad
    Mercer Mayer
    I was So Mad
    Ron Miller, Mercer Mayer
    Just Me and My Little Brother
    Mercer Mayer
    Happy Halloween, Little Critter!
    Mercer Mayer

Book Stats


All Mercer Mayer Books

2020Little Critter's MannersMercer Mayer48
2019Trick or Treat, Little CritterMercer Mayer24
2017The Great Brain Is BackJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer144
2015Just a Special ThanksgivingMercer Mayer24
2014We All Need Forgiveness (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter)Mercer MayerMercer Mayer24
2013You Go FirstMercer Mayer24
2009The Fall FestivalMercer MayerMercer Mayer32
2004Happy Halloween, Little Critter!Mercer MayerMercer Mayer16
2004Me and My Little BrainJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer137
2004More Adventures of the Great BrainJohn D. FitzgeraldJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer160
2004The Great BrainJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer175
2003When I Grow UpMercer Mayer24
2001Just Me and My DadMercer MayerMercer Mayer24
2001Just Grandpa and MeMercer Mayer22
2001Just Going to the DentistMercer Mayer24
2001The New BabyMercer MayerC. Nahmad24
2000I was So MadRon MillerMercer Mayer24
1995Little Critter's ABCMercer Mayer417
1992There's Something in My AtticMercer Mayer32
1991Just Me and My Little BrotherMercer MayerMercer Mayer24
1987There's an Alligator Under My BedMercer Mayer32
1982The Great Brain at the AcademyJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer176
1982Merry Christmas Mom and DadMercer Mayer24
1976The Great Brain Does It AgainJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer129
1976Everyone knows what a dragon looks likeJay WilliamsMercer Mayer27
1974The Great Brain ReformsJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer165
1974The Return of the Great BrainJohn D. FitzgeraldMercer Mayer150
1968There's a Nightmare in My ClosetMercer MayerMercer Mayer32


C. Nahmad
Ron Miller
John D. Fitzgerald
Jay Williams