(1956 - )
David Wiesner (born February 5, 1956) is an American illustrator and writer of children’s books, known best for picture books including some that tell stories without words. As an illustrator he has won three Caldecott Medals recognizing the year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children.” And he was one of five finalists in 2008 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available for creators of children’s books.
He married surgeon Kim Kahng in 1983.
Art and Max (2010)
Max wants to learn how to paint and Art is willing to teach him . . . but . . .
The Art of Reading (2005)
Forty illustrators contribute an illustration for their favorite book to celebrate forty years of Reading Is Fundamental.
The Boy Who Spoke Chimp (1981)
A boy and a chimp have to survive on their own after a California earthquake.
A Caldecott Celebration (1998)
Interviews with seven winners of the Caldecott Medal.
A collection of classic stories and poems with a Care Bear theme.
A treasury of selections from the long-running children’s magazine.
The Chronicles of Narnia (2007)
A boxed set of paperbacks containing all seven novels with cover art by David Wiesner.
The Dark Green Tunnel (1984)
Deep in the heart of the Everglades lies a magical kingdom.
The Dark Is Rising (1986)
On Midwinter Day, his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton learns he is last of the Old Ones - tasked with combating the forces of evil.
David Wiesner (2004)
A short biography of the illustrator for children.
This is the catalog of an exhibition of the art of David Wiesner.
Dinosaur Tales (1983)
Four stories and two poems about dinosaurs. David Wiesner illustrated one of them: Besides a Dinosaur, and Whatta You Want to be When You Grow Up?
E.T. returns home to find he is out of favor and decides to return to Earth.
E.T. returns home, but his reception is decidedly cool and he decides to return to Earth.
Weyr, a thirteen year old orphan joins a troupe of traveling players in this fantasy version of a familiar story.
An abandoned subway tunnel leads two human magicians to the Crystal Empire where they are told they must vanquish the deadly Firebrat.
Fish Girl (2017)
The little mermaid befriends a human girl, and suddenly there is hope.
The Melville underwater camera holds a trove of unexpected pictures.
For Our Children (1991)
This is an anthology of poetry, song and rhymes with illustrations by noted children’s illustrators.
From Sea to Shining Sea (1993)
An anthology of songs, stories and poems about the American experience.
Gonna Roll the Bones (2004)
Joe Slattermil goes up against the devil at dice.
The Greatest Table (1994)
A twelve foot long accordion book on the subject of hunger and food. Sixteen guest artists contributed to this work.
Jane and her brothers help the Old Ones recover the Grail stolen by the Dark.
The Grey King (1986)
Will Stanton goes to Wales to find the golden harp and awaken the ancient Sleepers.
The cover image shown above is from the 1975 edition.
Honest Andrew (1980)
Andrew Otter makes some mistakes as he learns to be tactful.
The Horse and His Boy (2007)
Shasta, a young slave in Calormen steals (or is stolen by) Bree a Narnian horse and sets out for Narnia and the north. Along the way he joins up with Aravis and her Narnian mount Hwin. Together they make for Archenland.
The night of the big storm an enormous tree comes down.
I Got It! (2018)
In the outfield, waiting for a fly ball.
June 29, 1999 (1992)
When third grader Holly Evans sent her portable gardens into the ionosphere the results are amazing, stupendous, gigantic!
Kite Flier (1986)
A father builds kites to entertain his motherless son.
The Last Battle (2007)
Tirian, the last king of Narnia summons Jill and Eustace to his aid when his kingdom is overrun by the Calormenes.
Evacuated from London during the Blitz, the four Pevensie children discover a new world in the wardrobe in the spare room - Narnia.
The Loathsome Dragon (1987)
A princess is turned into a loathsome dragon until her brother redeems her.
The Loathsome Dragon (2005)
A princess is turned into a loathsome dragon until her brother redeems her.
Lure of the Dark (1984)
A high school girl’s life is disrupted by the Norse god Loki.
The Magician’s Nephew (2007)
Digory’s uncle sends him and his neighbor Polly to the land between the worlds and he comes back with the cruel witch Jadis. In an attempt to get rid of her they all end up in the newborn world of Narnia.
The Man From the Sky (1980)
A robber parachutes from an airplane with his loot, but a boy sees where he lands.
Miranty and the Alchemist (1983)
An Elizabethan girl’s uncle, an alchemist, sends her to fantastic realms.
Mont Cant Gold (1981)
The young king of Canys must face many obstacle before he is firmly seated on his throne.
Mr. Wuffles (2013)
Invading space aliens join up with the ants behind the baseboard, but Mr. Wuffles, savior of the planet, is on the job.
A collection of stories and poems about the merfolk.
Night of the Gargoyles (1994)
At night the gargoyles come down from their perches and frighten the night watchman.
The age-old dilemma, what to wish for on your birthday cake?
Over Sea, Under Stone (1986)
The Drew children discover a map in the attic that may point the way to the Grail.
An owlet wants to know the what, where, why and when, not just the WHOO.
While on their way to school the Pevensie children find themselves pulled out of our world into Narnia at the summons of Queen Susan’s horn, blown by Prince Caspian, the rightful king of Narnia.
The Rainbow People (1989)
Twenty Chinese folktales brought to the United States.
Runes of the Lyre (1982)
The lyre is the key to power in an interplanetary conflict.
Fantasy adventure sends two children, wrenched out of their own time and place travelling to the sea.
Sector 7 (1999)
A boy on a trip to the Empire State Building gets a tour of Sector 7, where the clouds are made.
The Serpent’s Children (1984)
In nineteenth-century China a young girl struggles to protect her family
Profiles twelve contemporary children’s book illustrators.
Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the Worlds’s Most Celebrated Illustrators (2012)
Interviews with twenty-one illustrators of children’s books.
The Silver Chair (2007)
Eustace Scrubb who had accompanied Edmund and Lucy on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, returns to Narnia with his schoolmate Jill Pole and is tasked by Aslan with recovering Caspian’s son, Prince Rilian
Silver on the Tree (1986)
In the final volume of the “Dark is Rising” series, Will, Bran and the Drews search for the crystal sword.
So You Want to Be a Wizard (1983)
The first book in a series about two aspiring young wizards.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1989)
The apprentice tries to use his master’s magic - with predictable results.
The Star Fisher (1991)
A Chinese-American family moves from Ohio to West Virginia in the 1920’s.
Talking with Artists (1992)
A collection of interviews with children’s book illustrators.
The Three Pigs (2001)
The three little pigs decide not to play by the rules, but the results are much the same.
Tongues of Jade (1991)
A collection of seventeen Chinese-American folktales.
It’s Tuesday and the frogs on their lily pads are out in force.
The Ugly Princess (1981)
A princess learns the true meaning of beauty.
The catalog of an exhibition held at the Society of Illustrators gallery in New York City.
Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are visiting their cousin Eustice Scrubb when they are pulled into a picture of a Narnian ship and find themselves part of the crew of the Dawn Treader under the command of Caspian the tenth.