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Brian Selznick

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Brian Selznick is a Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of children's books born in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and then worked for three years at Eeyore's Books for Children in Manhattan while working on his first book, The Houdini Box.

Selznick received the 2008 Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret.He also won the Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins. Additional awards include the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award, and the Christopher Award.He is a first cousin, once removed, of David O. Selznick and Myron Selznick.The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be made into a film by director Martin Scorsese to be released in 2011

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
New and upcoming books
April 2025

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Run Away With Me
Doll People (with Laura Godwin and Ann M Martin)
   3. The Runaway Dolls (2008)
   The Houdini Box (1991)
   The Robot King (1995)
   The Boy of a Thousand Faces (2000)
   The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007)
   Wonderstruck (2011)
   The Marvels (2015)
   Baby Monkey, Private Eye (2018) (with David Serlin)
   Kaleidoscope (2021)
   Big Tree (2023)
   Run Away With Me (2025)
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Non fiction show
Brian Selznick recommends
As Simple as It Seems (2010)
Sarah Weeks
"Life and death weave together in strange ways one summer for twelve year old Verbena Colter. Sarah Weeks tells her story with warmth, grace, and deep compassion. A stunning novel about life's many complications and how we struggle to grow up, into ourselves."
Picture the Dead (2010)
Lisa Brown and Adele Griffin
"Open Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown and step into the rich, nineteenth century scrapbook filled with ghosts, betrayals, murder, and love. A haunting work, beautifully told."

Books containing stories by Brian Selznick
Half-Minute Horrors (2011)
Instant Frights from the World's Most Astonishing Authors and Artists
edited by
Susan Rich
Friends (2005)
Stories About New Friends, Old Friends, And Unexpectedly True Friends
edited by
David Levithan and Ann M Martin

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