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David LaRochelle

David LaRochelle is a former elementary school teacher who has been creating books for young people for 30 years. His many picture book titles include Moo!, How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, and It’s a Tiger! He is a three-time recipient of the Minnesota Book Award, as well as a winner of the Star of the North children’s choice award. When he is not writing, illustrating, or carving creative jack-o-lanterns, LaRochelle enjoys visiting many elementary schools across the state and country each year, talking to kids about books, writing, and drawing.

Recent & Notable Works

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How to Apologize (Candlewick, 2021)

See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat (Candlewick, 2021)

See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog (Candlewick, 2020)

I Was an Outer-Space Chicken (Sterling Children’s Books, 2019)

Plant of the Penguins (Sterling Children’s Books, 2019)

Isle of You(Candlewick, 2018)

This is NOT a Cat! (Sterling Children’s Books, 2016)

Monster and Son (Chronicle Books, 2016)

Moo! (Walker/Bloomsbury, 2013)

Arlo’s ARTrageous Adventure! (Sterling Children’s Books, 2013)

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans (Dial Books, 2013)

It’s a Tiger! (Chronicle Books, 2012)

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories (Dutton Children’s Books, 2011)

1 + 1 = 5 and Other Unlikely Additions (Sterling Children’s Books, 2010)

Minnesota’s Hidden Alphabet (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2010)

The End (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2007)

The Best Pet of All (Dutton Children’s Books, 2004)

The Evening King (Atheneum, 1993)

A Christmas Guest (Carolrhoda Books, 1988)

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