Wild Things on Our Shelves: Maurice Sendak Resources at the Library

Here's a selection of Wild Things by and about Maurice Sendak available through the Library. For a more complete list, please see the Sendak-related items in the Library catalog.

Compiled by:
Ryan S.
Alligators All Around: An Alphabet

Maurice Sendak
Ej 411 Sen

Learn the alphabet with the help of alligators.

Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months

Maurice Sendak
Ej Sen

The story of a delicious treat—every month of the year.

Dear Mili : an old tale

Ralph Manheim
J 398.2 Dear Man

A previously undiscovered Grimm fairy tale, with intricate illustrations by Sendak.

In the night kitchen

Maurice Sendak
Ej Sen

A little boy's dream about baking turns quite fantastical.

Little bear

Else Holmelund Minarik
J-ER Min

The first book in the Little Bear series, with illustrations by Sendak. For beginning readers.

Maurice Sendak

Charlotte Guillain
J 800.92 Sendak Gui

An easy-to-read story of Sendak's life and work.

Maurice Sendak : a Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Justin Schiller G. & Dennis M.V. David
741.642 Mau

Companion book to the 2013 exhibition Maurice Sendak: a Celebration of the Artist and his Work at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

One was Johnny: A Counting Book

Maurice Sendak
Ej 510 Sen

Johnny counts from one to ten as he rids his home of unwanted visitors.

Outside Over There

Maurice Sendak
Ej Sen

Ida goes outside and over there to rescue her baby sister from the goblins.

Pierre: a Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

Maurice Sendak
Ej Se

Four popular Sendak stories for children.

Tell Them Anything You Want: a Portrait of Maurice Sendak
800.92 Sendak Tel

Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, this documentary offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at Sendak's exceptional life.

The moon jumpers

Janice May Udry
Ej Udr

Beautiful artwork with simple text about children playing in the moonlight.

The sign on Rosie's door

Maurice Sendak
J Se

A wonderful story about pretend play with Rosie.

We are all in the dumps with Jack and Guy : two nursery rhymes with pictures

Maurice Sendak
J 398.8 Sen

Contemporary issues like war, homelessness, and poverty, presented through nursery rhymes.

Where the wild things are

Maurice Sendak
Ej Sen

The classic tale of a boy who misbehaves and sails away to the land of wild things.

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak
3M Cloud

The e-audiobook version of the classic Sendak book.

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
J Whe

The 2009 movie directed by Spike Jonze and featuring the voices of an all-star cast.

Where the Wild Things Are and Other Maurice Sendak Stories
J Whe

Where the Wild Things Are and five other Sendak-illustrated stories for children.

Who Was Maurice Sendak?

Janet B. Pascal
J 921 Sendak Pas

This easy-to-read, illustrated biography describes the career and personal life of a genius.