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  • Bibliography:
    29 Books (3 Series)
  • First Book:
    November 1995
  • Latest Book:
    March 2025
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Full Series List in Order

David

1 - No, David! (Sep-1998)
2 - David Goes to School (Aug-1999)
3 - David Gets in Trouble (Sep-2002)
4 - It's Christmas, David! (Sep-2010)

Diaper David

1 - Oh, David! (Feb-2005)
2 - Oops! (Feb-2005)
3 - David Smells! (Sep-2005)

Duck

1 - Duck on a Bike (Apr-2002)
2 - Duck on a Tractor (Sep-2016)

Book List in Order: 29 titles



  • Experiencing a hurt dignity when a neighbor sneers at the Merriweather family's single strand of lights, Dad goes on a decorating binge that escalates out of control with cutout reindeer, giant candy canes, and more....



  • "What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worr...



  • David Shannon escribió e ilustró su primer libro cuando tenía cinco años, y en cada página del libro aparecía la frase "¡No, David!" y alguna imagen de David haciendo algo indebido. Hoy en día, David es un adulto. Pero algunas cosas nunca cam...



  • La maestra de David no puede más. Las travesuras de David la mantienen muy ocupada. ¡Un libro que deleitará a niños, padres y maestros!...



  • Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour in this engaging story.Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the rain came down. The chickens squawked, the dog barked, the baby cried, the traffic...



  • One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike," he thought. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. At first he rode slowly and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! Duck rode past Cow ...



  • Caldecott Honor artist and bestseller David Shannon make readers laugh aloud in this next story about the troublemaking David!"When David gets in trouble, he always says . . . 'NO! It's not my fault! I didn't mean to! It was an accident!'" Whatever t...



  • Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, to transform her dad into a horse, and to turn his cookies into her own! There a...



  • Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon is back with an all-new, original board book that lets young readers see what the star of the bestselling No, David! books did as a troublemaking toddler.

    Oh, David! What have you done now?! Whether...






  • Oops! Did somebody make a mess?! Join David as he finds himself in a few sticky situations, and learn his five favorite words along the way. From throwing a ball to riding a tricycle to taking a bath, David sometimes has a little too much fun. But he...



  • Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon is back with a third original board book that features the star of the bestselling No, David! books as a troublemaking toddler and introduces the five senses.

    Hey! What's that smell?! Join David as ...



  • Meet Fergus, the canine star of the upcoming book from Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon. Much like Shannon's beloved characters, David and Alice, the adorable Fergus is always getting in trouble!Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy d...



  • Paul, a high school student, struggles with his identity and circumstances. He chooses to leave his hometown to go to Vietnam to lose his past and redefine himself. He is disappointed to find he has even more difficulty facing who he is as well as hi...



  • Caldecott Honor winner and bestselling author-illustrator David Shannon makes readers laugh aloud when young Spencer's mountain of toys becomes overwhelming. A book that will be read again and again.Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over th...



  • The bestselling star of No, David! turns Christmas traditions upside down with laugh-aloud humor.Readers of all ages will vividly remember trying to peek at hidden gift packages; writing scrolls of wish lists to Santa; and struggling to behave at for...



  • Bestselling Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon tells the story of a boy who overcomes a cruel tyrant using his love of baseball.Chosen as a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Children's Book, HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL was published more than...



  • Bestselling storyteller David Shannon instantly hooks readers with this stunning, highly entertaining tour-de-force--his best book ever! Breathtaking oil paintings bursting with energy pull readers along into Big Lake, the home of Jangles, the big...



  • The bestselling star of NO, DAVID! breaks all the rules in this hilarious sticker book. UH-OH, DAVID! is a wild sticker book adventure filled with the hilarious hijinks and rambunctiousness that make the bestselling NO, DAVID series so memorable. ...



  • Is something bugging you? Bestselling award-winner David Shannon shows the funny side of waging war against--oh no!--head lice. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh--and itch! From the opening picture of a happy, oversized louse appearing wit...






  • David Shannon's wildly popular, award-winning "Duck on a Bike" left children begging him to tell them another story about Duck after seeing him pictured alongside a shiny red tractor. Now Duck is back and turning the farm upside down! Flushed with...



  • Bestselling storyteller David Shannon instantly hooks readers with this stunning, highly entertaining tour-de-force--his best book ever!Breathtaking oil paintings bursting with energy pullreaders along into Big Lake, the home of Jangles, thebiggest f...



  • Lizzie is the busiest, buzziest bee in Hivetown David Shannon's vivid artwork and Lizzie's endearing efforts to "do it all" will make children laugh aloud at her frantic antics as she juggles school, multiple sports, dance, violin, and art. With cha...



  • Little-brother antics have never been so endearing -- or true to life! David Shannon's beloved character in his bestselling book No, David! captures the attention and hearts of young children as few characters can. Readers relish David's exuberance, ...



  • Beloved picture book creator David Shannon introduces a new character in a satisfyingly silly and subversive take on a familiar parable. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. After snagging his toe, Mr. Nogginbody makes a v...



  • Woof! Meet Roy, an adorable white dog who is wild about digging, digging, digging in the dirt! David Shannon's picture books are loved for their endearing characters and laugh-aloud humor, and Roy's charming naughtiness will remind readers...



  • Best-selling creator David Shannon walks the line between childish and grownupish in his playful and brilliantly accomplished new picture book. When Mr. Nogginbody has to babysit, he thinks it should be straightforward: give the child a chocolate ...



  • Books are dangerous   People in Blanow think that books are dangerous: they fill your head with drivel, make poor firewood and cannot be eaten (even in an emergency).   This book is about Howul. He sees things differently: fires are dangero...



  • A riotous retelling of the Midas myth by the Caldecott Honor-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of No, David!Maximilian Midas was a peculiar little boy.He didn’t much like chocolate and he didn’t play with toys.The first word that h...



  • David is back and funnier than ever in this companion to the Caldecott Honor-winning classic No, David! by bestselling picture book creator David Shannon!David is determined to get laughs out of everyone — even from those who might not find his ...





Award-Winning Books by David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes
1999 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book
2002 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book
2002 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades K-3
David Gets in Trouble
2005 Monarch Award -- Grades K-3
David Goes to School
1999 NAPPA Gold Award -- Storybook
2002 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Picture Book
2003 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades K-2
Duck on a Bike
2003 Bookseller's Choice -- Picture Book
Good Boy, Fergus!
2006 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Gold
2008 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades K-2
Jangles
2014 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award -- Grades K-3
2014 Show Me Readers Award -- Grades 1-3
No, David!
2000 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Picture Storybook
2001 Buckaroo Book Award -- Children's
2001 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades K-3
The Rain Came Down
2000 Golden Kite -- Picture Bk Illustration
2001 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Approved


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

David Shannon has published 29 books.

The next book by David Shannon, That's Not Funny, David!, will be published in March 2025.

The first book by David Shannon, The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza, was published in November 1995.

Yes. David Shannon has 3 series.