Farewell Maurice Sendak

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died today at the age of 83. He gave us such classics as Where the Wild Things Are and  In the Night Kitchen, and illustrated a number of other works including the Little Bear series. His contributions to children’s literature were far reaching, and he won numerous awards despite his books being challenged and banned for their dark subject matter. Below is a list of books in our collection either by or about this masterful artist and wonderful storyteller.

Books available that were written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak:

  • Where the Wild Things Are (EF SEN)
  • In the Night Kitchen (EF SEN)
  • Outside, Over There (EF SEN)
  • Brundibar (EF SEN)

Book available that were illustrated by Maurice Sendak:

  • Little Bear series by Else Homelund Minarik (EF MIN)
  • Hurry Home Candy by Meindert DeJong (JF DEJ)
  • The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Udy (EF UDY)
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Farm by Betty Bard MacDonald (JF MAC)
  • The Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffman (JF HOF)
  • Sing a Song of Popcorn (JUV 808.81 SIN)

Books about Maurice Sendak:

  • Maurice Sendak by Jennifer Hertig (JUV B SEN)
  • The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma D. Lanes (741.64 LAN)


  • Where The Wild Things Are (DVD JF WHE)
  • Where the Wild Things Are . . . and 5 more stories by Maurice Sendak (DVD EF WHE)

Read the full story on MSN, with links to Sendak’s interviews and television appearances.

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