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John Sandford

Connection to Illinois: Sandford lives in Chicago.

Biography: John Sandford has illustrated over 60 children's books. He earned a gold medal from the Parents' Choice Awards, a best book selection from the Children's Book Council, and star reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, among other honors. Sandford has worked in children's publishing for more than 30 years and is the art director for Cricket magazine.

  • """Oak Leaf"""
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020

Primary Literary Genre(s): Illustrator

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

  Alphabet hospital
ISBN: 0884636496 OCLC: 29676870

Nystrom, Chicago : ©1992.

Little House Hotel
ISBN: 1594450005 OCLC: 191953615

Dimension Extreme : Santa Monica, Calif. : 2008.

A bleak tale of a supernaturally gifted serial killer with the power to enter his victim's dreams, and the mysterious Nightmare Detective who provides the only hope of loosening the maniac's murderous grip on dreamland.

Oak Leaf
ISBN: 1944903739 OCLC:

Cameron Kids 2019

An artistic picture book about an autumn leaf’s journey that beautifully evokes the season A lone autumn leaf falls and flies away on a breeze. It travels up and over the world and down again—where it finally lands on the page of a little girl’s open book and becomes a keepsake.

Silent Night: A Christmas Picture Book
ISBN: 088743603X OCLC: 43100901

School Zone Pub., Grand Haven, MI : ©1999.

In this wordless picture book, a girl and several woodland animals see a beautiful sight while walking in the woods one snowy evening.

Slappy Hooper The World's Greatest Sign Painter
ISBN: 1557823596 OCLC:

Warner Chicago : 1990

The Gravity Company
ISBN: 0687156866 OCLC: 17838927

Abingdon Press, Nashville : ©1988.

Extraordinary things happen in Cayuga Ridge, a small quiet town where everything runs correctly, the day the switch at the gravity company is accidentally turned off.