Author & Illustrator

William Joyce


William Joyce does a lot of stuff but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, Rolie Polie Olie, Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Talk to William Joyce and look at upcoming work at @HeyBillJoyce on Twitter and Instagram.

Jack Frost
Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
Big Time Olie
Sleepy Time Olie
Snowie Rolie

Most Popular William Joyce Books

    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
    Joe Bluhm, William Joyce
    The Leaf Men
    William Joyce
    The Numberlys
    William Joyce, Christina Ellis
    Jack Frost
    William Joyce
    Sleepy Time Olie
    William Joyce
    Jack Frost
    William Joyce

Book Stats


All William Joyce Books

2018Jack FrostWilliam Joyce384
2018Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare KingWilliam Joyce256
2018BuddyWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce48
2018Big Time OlieWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce40
2018Sleepy Time OlieWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce40
2017Snowie RolieWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce40
2017Santa CallsWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce40
2017The Leaf MenWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce40
2017Ollie's OdysseyWilliam Joyce304
2017Bently & EggWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce32
2015Jack FrostWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce48
2014The NumberlysWilliam JoyceChristina Ellis56
2013The Sandman and the War of DreamsWilliam Joyce222
2012Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy ArmiesWilliam JoyceWilliam Joyce226
2012The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris LessmoreWilliam JoyceJoe Bluhm56
2012E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!William Joyce272
1995Shoes Board BookElizabeth WinthropWilliam Joyce26
1989Nicholas CricketJoyce MaxnerWilliam Joyce0


Joe Bluhm
Christina Ellis
Elizabeth Winthrop
Joyce Maxner

Book Dedications by William Joyce

  • For Bill Morris and Coleen Salley, who devoted their lives to books, and to the memory of Mary Katherine Joyce, whom the jealous fates took too soon.
    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • To Trish, she IS a Guardian FOR US ALL.
    Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies