David Shannon is the author and illustrator of many highly
praised books for children. Born in Washington, D.C., he grew
up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts
degree, and then moved to New York City. His editorial illustrations
have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone,
and his artwork has appeared on numerous book jackets. Shannon
is a passionate baseball fan and softball player. He and his
wife now live in Los Angeles.
When Award-winning writer and illustrator David Shannon
was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first
book. On every page were these words: "No, David!" ...and
a picture of David doing things he was not supposed
to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never
Goes to School
David's teacher has her hands full. From running in
the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy
antics fill each school day with trouble - and are sure
to bring a smile to even the best-behaved reader.
David Gets in Trouble
David tries every excuse in the book in this sequel
to the award-winners No, David! and David Goes to School.
Duck on a Bike
One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet
I could ride a bike!" he thought.
A duck on a bike!
From Sheep to Horse to Chicken to Goat, everyone in
the barnyard has something to say about Duck's zany
idea. But what are they really thinking? And what will
The Rain Came Down
Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the
rain came down. The chickens squawked, the dog barked,
the baby cried, the traffic snarled, the groceries fell,
and still, the rain came down.
One noisy event leads to another, until complete chaos
reigns and then ... the rain stops! The sun comes
out, and one by one, each character ends up smiling
and helping someone else. Here is an engaging story
that will brighten the day of any reader rain
How Georgie Radbourn
It was winter in America when Georgie Radbourn was born.
It was always winter. Year after year, snow covered
the factories, fields, and houses. For this was a time
when baseball was illegal, and without baseball, spring
never came. Nobody knows exactly why - or if - Georgie
Radbourn set out to save baseball. Some folks say he
was born to be a hero, and some say he was just a kid
who happened to be brave. Either way, by bringing back
baseball, Georgie brought back a lot of things folks
needed. And they hadn't even noticed they needed them
- until they were taken away. The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book
of the Year
A Bad Case of Stripes
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them.
Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like
them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about
what other people think of her. In fact, she is so worried
that she's about to break out in A Bad Case of Stripes!
written by Audrey Wood
You may know that Paul Bunyan was taller than a redwood
tree and stronger than fifty grizzly bears - but you
may not know he also had a wife and two children who
helped him create some of the most striking natural
wonders of North America. With warmth, humor, and dazzling
landscapes, Audrey Wood and David Shannon team up to
present the tall-tale beginnings of Niagara Falls, the
Rocky Mountains, Old Faithful, and more. Meet the Bunyans
- a family you'll never forget!
The Amazing Christmas
Every December, the Merriweather family celebrates Christmas
with a tree in the living room and a wreath on the front
door. But this year they're really going to celebrate.
They're going to decorate the house. And decorate it.
And decorate it...
A visual feast of holiday trappings - and a reminder
that the real joys of Christmas are the people we love.