Remembering Maurice Sendak

Sad news: Children’s book author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, died today at age 83 from complications of a recent stroke. He was best known for his book, Where the Wild Things Are, which he won a Caldecott Medal for in 1964. Some of his works were controversial because they explored dark themes and fears of childhood and the illustrations seemed frightening for children. But he definitely left his mark in children’s books — who didn’t read Where the Wild ThingsAreas a child? And who doesn’t plan on reading it to their kids? We rounded up a few of our favorite Maurice Sendak books, check it out.

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Where the Wild Things Are

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Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More to Life

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In the Night Kitchen

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Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months

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Little Bear (illustrations by Maurice Sendak)

What is your favorite Maurice Sendak book? Did you read his books as a child and do you read them to your kids today?