Ezra Jack Keats

Books by This Author

A Letter to Amy

Age Level: 3-6

Peter finds a special way to invite Amy, the only girl and a singular friend, to his birthday party. But the wind catches his letter just as he puts it in the mailbox. Keats' well-liked character (first introduced in A Snowy Day) is back for another everyday drama.

Apartment 3

Age Level: 3-6
What is that music and who is making it, Sam and Ben wonder. So, they set off to discover the mystery in their gritty apartment building. Not only do they find the blind musician who plays the harmonica, they begin a lasting friendship. Rich paintings enhance the suspense of the story and its satisfying resolution.

My Dog Is Lost

Age Level: 3-6

Juanito is miserable — his family has just moved to New York, and because he only speaks Spanish, he has no one to talk to. What's more, his dog, Pepito, is lost! Juanito knows that most of his neighbors won't understand "Mi perro se ha perdido," so he asks a man at the bank to help him make a sign in English. Suddenly, people all over the city want to help Juanito find Pepito…and the search is on!

Peter's Chair

Age Level: 3-6

Peter did not want to give up his things from babyhood, especially his old blue chair. When he recognizes that he has outgrown his once favorite chair, he helps his father paint it for his new sister. This modern classic is illustrated in textured collage and unaffected text.

The Snowy Day

Age Level: 0-3
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

The Snowy Day is the simple, beloved tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. The little boy celebrates the snow-draped city with a day of humble adventures. Spanish version available.

Un Día de Nieve

Age Level: 0-3
Un Día de Nieve es un cuento simple y entrañable sobre un niño que al despertar descubre que ha nevado durante la noche. El niño celebra la nevada disfrutando de un día de aventuras en su bello y nevado vecindario. Querido por generaciones de lectores, este clásico galardonado con el premio Caldecott es considerado uno de los más grandes libros infantiles publicados.

Whistle for Willie

Age Level: 0-3
More than anything, Peter wanted to whistle for his dog Willie. But try as he might, he could not do it. One day, after lots of practice, he surprises Willie and his family! Peter's memorable story is told in simple text and highly textured collage illustrations.