Author & Illustrator

Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, That’s My Name; and Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.

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Most Recent Book
Strega Nona's Magic Ring book

"About" from the Simon and Schuster Fall 2018 Catalog

board Books

the world · love · Thanksgiving
Look and Be Grateful
Little Poems for Tiny Ears book
4.3
rhyming · babies · poetry
Little Poems for Tiny Ears
nursery rhymes · rhyming · silly
My First Mother Goose
My First Thanksgiving book
4.0
Thanksgiving · traditional culture · gratitude · food
My First Thanksgiving
Cookie's Week book
3.8
mischief · cats · pets
Cookie's Week
Tomie's Little Mother Goose book
5.5
nursery rhymes
Tomie's Little Mother Goose

picture Books

Oliver Button Is a Sissy book
3.0
being yourself
Oliver Button Is a Sissy
problem solving · silly · nature
Tomie Depaola's the Quicksand Book
Andy & Sandy And The Big Talent Show book
4.5
friendship · dance · facing fears
Andy & Sandy And The Big Talent Show
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons book
5.5
baking · magic
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons
Michael Bird-Boy book
3.0
birds · environment · change
Michael Bird-Boy
baby animals · birds
Wings
adventure · toys · cats · silly
Tomie DePaola's Cats and Kittens
Andy & Sandy and the First Snow book
4.5
friendship · shyness · snow · winter
Andy & Sandy and the First Snow
Quiet book
5.0
nature · self-discovery · mindfulness
Quiet
getting dressed · friendship · shyness · opposites
Andy & Sandy's Anything Adventure
In a Small Kingdom book
5.5
jealousy · fairy tales · love · strength
In a Small Kingdom
opposites · shyness · friendship · making friends
When Andy Met Sandy
The Clown of God book
6.0
talents · homelessness · belonging · Christmas
The Clown of God
Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show book
5.0
friendship · dance · teachers · shyness
Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show
bedtime · animal homes · animals · the moon · getting ready for bed
The Moon's Almost Here
magic · vacation · cooking
The Magical World of Strega Nona
picture book
Andy, That's My Name
heroes · animal sounds · adventure
Jack
parents · moms · love
My Mother Is So Smart
The Birds of Bethlehem book
4.0
holidays · birds · Christmas
The Birds of Bethlehem
diversity · food · the world · holidays
Strega Nona's Gift
My First Chanukah book
4.8
Hanukkah · Jewish
My First Chanukah
Adelita book
5.5
Mexico · cinderella stories
Adelita
George Washington's Breakfast book
5.3
perseverance · George Washington
George Washington's Breakfast
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato book
4.5
St. Patrick's Day
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs book
4.0
bereavement · grandma · death · coping with death
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
The Art Lesson book
5.5
artists
The Art Lesson
The Quilt Story book
5.5
picture book
The Quilt Story
Tony's bread book
4.8
cooking
Tony's bread
The Legend of the Poinsettia book
6.0
flowers · Christmas · holidays
The Legend of the Poinsettia
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland book
4.5
St. Patrick's Day
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Strega Nona book
5.3
witches · food · cooking · powers · listening
Strega Nona
Christmas · holidays
An Early American Christmas
The Knight and the Dragon book
4.5
picture book
The Knight and the Dragon
The Cloud Book book
4.5
clouds · weather
The Cloud Book
Pancakes for Breakfast book
5.2
picture book
Pancakes for Breakfast

Collaborators

Patricia MacLachlan
Clement C Moore
David McPhail
Jim Lewis
Lin Oliver
Jean Fritz
Tony Johnston
Cheryl B. Klein
Iona Opie
Cindy Ward
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