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David Ezra Stein

Biography

David Ezra Stein

Award-winning children's author and illustrator David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, NY. By the time he was three, he was asking adults, "Wanna come to my room? Read books?" This love of reading grew into a love of telling stories, and then, writing.
 
David Ezra Stein’s Interrupting Chicken was awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor, as well as many state awards. His picture book Leaves won the Ezra Jack Keats award and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice, and a School Library Journal Best Book. Booklist called his book Monster Hug! “a cousin to Maurice Sendak’s WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.” Pouch! (Putnam), was a 2010 Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Finnish.

David Ezra Stein

Books by David Ezra Stein

by David Ezra Stein - Children's 3-7, Fiction, Science

Ice Boy has a normal life. He listens when his parents tell him that being chosen to cool someone’s drink or be a cold compress is the best thing that can happen to an ice cube. But Ice Boy wants more. So even though his parents tell him never to go outside, and even though his doctor tells him never to go in the sun, Ice Boy decides to head for the beach, where he rolls right into the water ("Best day ever!"). But suddenly his edges begin to blur...

by David Ezra Stein - Children's 4-8, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Humor
It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story --- and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting?
by David Ezra Stein - Family Life, Fiction

Tad the tadpole loves spending every minute with his awesome dad. But now little Tad is growing new limbs and jumping to new heights. His dad is proud, but when Tad’s accomplishments carry over into nighttime --- bringing lots of wiggling, croaking, and kicking in his sleep --- their lily pad starts feeling mighty crowded! When Tad finally realizes it might be time for a bed of his own, will Dad be ready?

by David Ezra Stein - Children's, Fiction, Friendship

An adorable menagerie of irrestible animals populate this gentle look at friendship. Getting close to someone is an art and these little creatures demonstrate the simple ways to show you care. David Ezra Stein?s expressive illustrations ooze charm and will inspire readers to be very nice indeed.