Jon Klassen books have been a staple in our house ever since we discovered him.
He’s both a talented author and illustrator – what can’t this guy do?
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Most Popular Jon Klassen Books
One reason we absolutely fell in love with Jon Klassen is his sly wit — kids love the tone of his humor!
We randomly chose “This is Not My Hat” to bring home from the library.
It was an instant classic in our home! Absolutely hysterical and so well told through the illustrations.
Popular Books by Jon Klassen
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2011. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor — and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
2013 Caldecott Medal winner.
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened…
2015 Caldecott Honor Book. Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature.
Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect.
With their usual pitch-perfect pacing and subtle, sharp wit, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen come full circle in the third and final chapter of their clever shapes trilogy.
Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . . With this first tale in a new trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes.
A Caldecott Honor Book. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner.
A young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community in this stunning picture book. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.
Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today’s most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes — and your mind — open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.
Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards. With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.
The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn’t come into Lazslo’s room. But one night, it does.
Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat….
This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly. With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.
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