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Jon Klassen

  • 5 stars across 31 books
Jon Klassen Biography
Jon Klassen is a Canadian writer and illustrator of children's books and an animator. He won both the American Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal for children's book illustration for his picture book This Is Not My Hawhich he also wrote. He is the first person to win both awards for the same work. This was the second picture book Jon had written and illustrated after I Want My Hat Back

Jon has illustrated books for other authors including The Dark written by Lemony Snicket, which made the Greenaway Medal shortlist alongside This Is Not My Hat. He's also worked with Mac Barnett to produce picture book Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.
4th October 2012

I Want My Hat Back

A bear searches for his missing hat in the bestselling, multiple award-winning picture book debut of Jon Klassen. ... MoreI Want My Hat Back

(41 reviews) Review
1st September 2017


The moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox and their epic journey to be reunited. Beau... MorePax

(32 reviews) Review
9th October 2012

This Is Not My Hat

A sneaky fish learns a lesson in crime and punishment in the bestselling, multiple award-winning sequel to I Want ... MoreThis Is Not My Hat

(18 reviews) Review
13th April 2021

The Rock from the Sky

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem. Turtle really lik... MoreThe Rock from the Sky

(16 reviews) Review
11th October 2016

We Found a Hat

The multiple award-winning and bestselling Jon Klassen presents the final tale in his acclaimed and bestselling hat ... MoreWe Found a Hat

(15 reviews) Review
3rd September 2015

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

With perfect pacing, the multiple award-winning, best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a dea... MoreSam and Dave Dig a Hole

(14 reviews) Review
3rd April 2014

The Dark

A universal and empowering story about conquering your fears, from Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen. Laszlo is af... MoreThe Dark

(11 reviews) Review
7th September 2021

Pax, Journey Home

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; gorgeo... MorePax, Journey Home

(11 reviews) Review
12th October 2017

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

They may have been swallowed, but they have no intention of being eaten... A new comedy from the unparalleled team o... MoreThe Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

(8 reviews) Review
3rd February 2014

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

When three billy goat brothers reach the bridge to the meadow, a slobbering troll blocks their path. The brothers are ... MoreThe Three Billy Goats Gruff

(8 reviews) Review
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  • Pax, Journey Home

    Pax, Journey Home

    I read this straight after reading Pax, which was great because I got to have the whole story in my head. I loved this book as much as the first one....

  • This Is Not My Hat

    This Is Not My Hat

    My class adore this and for good reason. I am begged daily to read this. When a little fish steals a hat, no one could have predicted the consequences...

  • I Want My Hat Back

    I Want My Hat Back

    This is the one that gets the most laughs from my class (Y1) along with another of Jon Klassen's books. Its deadpan style sends them literally howling...