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Dan Santat

Biography

Dan Santat

Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel SIDEKICKS, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestseller BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD by Ahmet Zappa. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family.

Books by Dan Santat

by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan, Tim Federle, Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Chris Gall, Alex Gino, Chris Grabenstein, Gordon Korman, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Thanhha Lai, Peter Lerangis, Gail Carson Levine, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dan Santat, Brian Selznick, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Rita Williams-Garcia - Careers, Children's 8-12, Nonfiction
From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators ---revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere…
by Mo Willems and Dan Santat - Children's 4-8, Family Life, Fiction, Youth Fiction
Four friends. Three cookies. One problem. Hippo, Croc and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies...and four of them! They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!
Written by Dav Pilkey with illustrations by Dan Santat - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction

President Penguin is peeved because Pluto is no longer considered a real planet. Now he plans to make things very unpleasant for anyone who stands in his way. Can Ricky, Lucy and their friends defeat this tiny terror and keep Squeakyville safe?

by Dan Santat - Children's 4-6, Culture, Historical Fiction, Travel

Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin.

by Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat - Children's, Fiction

Ricky Ricotta loves his Mighty Robot, but sometimes it's hard having a best friend who is so BIG! If only his Mighty Robot had someone his own size to play with, Ricky could have some fun by himself. Little does Ricky know, his wish is about to come true. Ugly Uncle Unicorn is hatching a hideous plan to take over Earth, and he's got a supersized surprise for Ricky and his Robot friend!

by Samantha Berger and Dan Santat

CRANKENSTEIN! He's BAAAAACK! 

See what happens to an ordinary kid on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year-Valentine's Day! Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? It's enough to turn anyone into a monster! YECHHHH! But Crankenstein might just find a way to turn his sour day sweet...because even the crankiest monsters have hearts!

written by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat - Children's, Picture
Wolf just can’t catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn’t been enough to scare up a good meal. His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he’s ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets—right? Not if Little Red has anything to say about it! Kiya!
by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dan Santat, and Raina Telgemeier - Anthology, Art, Children's, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Wowza! Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further --- do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic creators are right here in this handy-dandy hilarious book! This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject --- RECESS!

by Dan Santat - Children's, Picture

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle.

 

written by Suzanne Selfors with illustrations by Dan Santat - Children's, Fiction
Someone is stealing from the peaceful residents of Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are about to find out who on the hospital's roof: a dragon and a pile of proof that he is the thief. Before Ben and Pearl can persuade the dragon to stop stealing the rain dragon is injured! Will they finally travel to the Imaginary World? Even if it means breaking Dr. Woo's rules? Even if it means they might never come back?
by Deborah Diesen and Dan Santat

It’s picture day, and the boy at the center of this charming picture book wants to make sure his picture is perfect. It seems as though everything’s going wrong for him --- he has bedhead, a stained shirt, and a big scowl on his face. He secretly wants his picture to be the worst ever taken! 

by Dan Santat and Samantha Berger

Who is Crankenstein?
He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or an early bedtime, one little boy transforms into a mumbling, grumbling Crankenstein! When Crankenstein meets his match in a fellow Crankenstein, the results could be catastrophic-or they could be just what he needs to brighten his day!

by R.A. Spratt and Dan Santat - Fiction

When Mr. Green announces his diabolical plan --- he has decided to get married --- his children are horrified. Because if he finds a wife, he'll get fire their beloved nanny. Breakfast without chocolate? Never! Someone must stop him, and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do it!

written by Lisa Yee, illustrated by Dan Santat
written by R.A. Spratt, illustrated by Dan Santat

When stingy Mr. Green planted a Nanny Wanted sign on his front lawn for his three children, he had no idea his ad would be answered by a pig. Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact!