Books Jon Klassen Books by Jon Klassen Jon Klassen has written books about: Children's Books Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Jon Klassen NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Pack These Pages Pack These Pages: 7 Professional Booksellers Select Your Summer Reading August 2, 2016 We asked booksellers across the country to share recommendations for books that you can take with you on vacation — or just to the nearest shade tree. Author Interviews Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend February 10, 2016 To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says. Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend Listen · 7:53 7:53 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/466274721/466317705" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Courtesy of Candlewick Press Monkey See 8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again January 26, 2014 Every year, the Caldecott Medal goes to the artist of the most distinguished American children's book. The award committee doesn't bother with nominees, but that doesn't mean we can't wildly speculate about what could win. Author Interviews Deadpan Humor And Childhood Fears Collide In 'The Dark' June 19, 2013 Are you afraid of the dark? In his latest children's book, The Dark, Daniel Handler — who writes under the pen name Lemony Snicket — takes on darkness itself, with the story of a young boy who confronts his biggest fear. Deadpan Humor And Childhood Fears Collide In 'The Dark' Listen · 12:48 12:48 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/193501924/193526903" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Monkey See 'This Is Not My Hat' Wins Caldecott Medal For Picture Book Artistry January 26, 2013 Written and Illustrated by Jon Klassen, This Is Not My Hat tells the story of a little fish on the run after stealing a small, blue hat from a slumbering big fish. Runners-up for the medal included a tribute to the color green and a tale of colorful yarn in a black-and-white world.