Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Illustrator Born: in Gibson City, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionDay grew up in Gibson City. He graduated from Southern Illinois University. He lived in the western suburbs of Chicago for many years.
Biographical and Professional InformationLarry Day is an award-winning author and illustrator of many children's books. He is the recipient of three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and the SCBWI Golden Kite Award. Day studied commercial art at Southern Illinois University. After graduating he worked as a technical illustrator drawing manuals for farm machinery. He has also worked as an illustrator for the pinball and video arcade industry and the advertising business drawing storyboards for Hallmark and Disney. During that time, he illustrated his first picture book, ''Taking Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers.'' Since then, he has illustrated several other books, his work has been exhibited and appeared in the ''Chicago Tribune Magazine''. Day is married to Illinois author, Miriam Busch. Their first collaboration is the award-winning book, ''Lion, Lion''.
*"Bye-Bye, Baby!", Walker Books, 2009 - written by Richard Morris *"Civil War Drummer Boy", Putnam, 2012 - written by Verla Kay *"Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak", Puffin Books, 2015 - written by Kay Winters *"Duel: Burr & Hamilton's Deadly War of Words", Walker & Company, 2008 - written by Dennis Brindell Fradin *"George Did It", Dutton Children's Books, 2006 - written by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain *"Let It Begin Here", Walker & Company, 2005 - written by Dennis Brindell Fradin *"Lion, Lion", Balzer + Bray , 2014 - written by Miriam Busch *"Nanook & Pryce: Gone Fishing", HarperCollins, 2009 - written by Ned Crowley *"Nice Work, Franklin!," Dial, 2016 - written by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain *"Not Afraid of Dogs", Walker & Company, 2006 - written by Susanna Pitzer *"Pearl Harbor", Simon & Schuster, 2001 - written by Stephen Krensky *"Raisin, The Littlest Cow", Balzer + Bray, 2017 - written by Miriam Busch *"Rosa Loves to Read", CreateSpace, 2004 - written by Diane Zuhone Shore, reprinted by Scholastic, 2011 *"Taking Flight", Simon & Schuster, 2000 - written by Stephen Krensky *"The Monitor: The Iron Warship That Changed the World", Penguin, 2003 - written by Gare Thompson *"Voices from the Oregon Trail", Dial Books, 2014 - written by Kay Winters *"Voices of the Underground Railroad," Dial, 2018 - written by Kay Winters *"Who Was Annie Oakley?", Grosset & Dunlap, 2002 - written by Stephanie Spinner *"William's House", Millbrook Press, 2001 - written by Ginger Howard *"Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud", Dutton, 2011 - written by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain *"Yankee Doodle and the Red Coats", Millbrook Press, 2002 - written by Susan Provost *"Beware!", Charlesbridge, 2019 - written by Bob Raczka *"Found", Simon and Schuster, 2018 - written by Jeff Newman