Into the Deep,
The Life of Naturalist and
Explorer,  William Beebe

Written and illustrated by David Sheldon.

Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009.

The fascinating story of how a young man, with a passion for
nature, became one of the most famous scientists of his time
and the first to explore the mysteries of the deep ocean.

A Junior Library Guild Selection for 2010.

"A fine offering for would-be explorers." - Kirkus Reviews

Awarded "Outstanding Science Trade Book", National
Science Teacher's Association,  2010.

Selected as one of the "Best Books of 2010" by the
Bank Street College of Education.
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Barnum Brown: Dinosaur Hunter

Written and illustrated by David Sheldon.

Walker & Company Publishing, 2006.

The amazing story of the most famous dinosaur hunter
of all time, including his discovery of Tyrannosaurus Rex!

"..a fun picture book biography...with strong child
appeal" - School Library Journal

" in specific well as a fine gallery of
toothy fossils and fleshed - out reconstructions..." -
Kirkus Reviews

An American Library Association Booklist starred

Awarded "Outstanding Science Trade Book", National
Science Teacher's Association,  2007
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Monster Halloween

Written and Illustrated by Quentin (aka David Sheldon)

HarperFestival, Harper Collins Publishing, 2006.

It's Halloween and the monsters are ready . . . to trick
or treat, that is! Join them for a full day of fun-and a
good night's sleep.

",,,will have little children smiling and laughing in no
-Through the Looking Glass Book Reviews
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Bible Critters:Bugs!

written by Pat Matuszak,
Illustrated by David Sheldon

Zonderkids, Zondervan Publishing,

"In a palace, in the desert, lived a
king who had a pet ...the strangest
creeping creature That you have
ever met!"
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Bible Critters:Spiders

written by Pat Matuszak,
Illustrated by David Sheldon

Zonderkids, Zondervan Publishing,

"The hairy, creepy spider,
hitched a ride onto the Ark,
He hid from Mrs. Noah,
On a basket made of bark."
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Guess Who?

written by Diane Namm,
illustrated by David Sheldon

Scholastic/Grolier, 2004.
The Snowman Mystery

Hello Reader Chapter Book

written by Kathryn Cristaldi,
illustrated by David Sheldon

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Pelican Publishing Company,Inc. 2014.
"...the information is consistently startling.Sheldon's art,
meanwhile, is fabulous. He creates a whole world of
undulating, tentacled and toothy underdwellers...There's
a luminosity to the art,particularly effective when set
against the deep-sea dark"
- Daniel Kraus, Booklist Online

"In addition to being wowed by the unusual sea
creatures that live in such challenging environments, this
book also teaches children about ecology and the
ecosystem of our oceans."

Matzo Frogs
by Sally Rosenthal, Illustrated by David Sheldon

New South Books,Inc. 2014.

“I loved Matzo Frogs, found it wonderfully silly - the illustrations are
- Sarah Lamstein, Author of Big Night for Salamanders

“The story’s amusing arc with its altruistic message culminates
with a sculpted matzo-ball frog left as a floating clue in the soup,
prompting one more mitzvah in grateful acknowledgment. A Jewish
audience will appreciate the overall significance of the concept and
context; Gentiles will get a kick out of the kind frogs.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A hopping-good children's book about acts of kindness. Matzo
Frogs is a fun tale, delightfully told and superbly illustrated.
- Si Dunn, Books, Books & More (New) Books

"I like this book because it has frogs, it tells how to make matzo ball
soup, and explains how to do sculpture. Also, the frogs look like
most of my relatives.”
- Daniel Pinkwater, author of Beautiful Yetta, The Yiddish Chicken
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