Tomie dePaola was born on September 15, 1934 in Meriden, Connecticut but lived in New Hampshire for many years! He wrote and/or illustrated more than 260 children’s books and won numerous awards throughout his lifetime. He created stories and pictures for children about his life, legends, religion, holidays, and brought folktale characters like Strega Nona to life. Special note: Tomie dePaola was one of my (Ms Boo’s) favorite illustrators and authors and I was thrilled to hear him speak at a book event in Concord. He was marvelous.
Tomie dePaola Titles At The Wilton Public Library
Written and Illustrated
Board Books- My First Easter
Easy Readers ( picture books)- Tomie dePaola’s Christmas Tree Book, Quiet, Big Anthony:His Story, Strega Nona, Strega Nona’s Harvest, Merry Christmas Strega Nona, An Early American Christmas, Guess Who’s Coming To Santa’s For Dinner?, Country Angel Christmas, My First Chanukah, My First Halloween, Jamie O’Rourke And The Big Potato, Jamie O’Rourke And The Pooka, Mice Squeak We Speak, Oliver Button Is A Sissy, The Knight And The Dragon, Tomie dePaola’s Favorite Nursery Tales
Playaways ( self-contained audiobook)- The Barkers
Easy Readers ( picture books)- Wings