New Release Books by Dan Santat

Dan Santat is the author of A First Time for Everything (2023), The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel (2022), Harold and Hog Pretend for Real! (2019), After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) (2017) and other 9 books.

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A First Time for Everything

release date: Feb 28, 2023
A First Time for Everything
A middle grade graphic memoir based on bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat''s awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life. Dan''s always been a good kid. The kind of kid who listens to his teachers, helps his mom with grocery shopping, and stays out of trouble. But being a good kid doesn''t stop him from being bullied and feeling like he''s invisible, which is why Dan has low expectations when his parents send him on a class trip to Europe. At first, he''s right. He''s stuck with the same girls from his middle school who love to make fun of him, and he doesn''t know why his teacher insisted he come on this trip. But as he travels through France, Germany, Switzerland, and England, a series of first experiences begin to change him—first Fanta, first fondue, first time stealing a bike from German punk rockers... and first love. Funny, heartwarming, and poignant, A First Time for Everything is a feel-good coming-of-age memoir based on New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat''s awkward middle school years. It celebrates a time that is universally challenging for many of us, but also life-changing as well. Praise for After the Fall “The author gives wings to both his protagonist and his message about the importance of getting back up after a fall and the realization that recovering from a trauma takes time.” —Booklist, starred review “Santat’s precise illustrations and sensitive text combine for more emotional depth than the typical nursery rhyme remix. A terrific redemptive read-aloud for storytime and classroom sharing.” —School Library Journal, starred review

The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel

release date: Mar 01, 2022
The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel
Dive in to this whimsically adventurous graphic novel from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat! Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia''s world is turned upside down when an "aquanaut" breaks into the park''s research lab. To her amazement, Sophia discovers that the aquanaut is not what it seems -- inside lives a band of four goofy sea creatures! And when they all realize that Aqualand has evolved into something much darker than Sophia''s dad had envisioned, Sophia is determined to help the aquanaut crew free the park''s captive marine life before it''s too late.

Harold and Hog Pretend for Real!

release date: May 07, 2019
Harold and Hog Pretend for Real!
Harold and Hog are best friends. But can Harold and Hog''s friendship survive a game of pretending to be Elephant & Piggie?

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

release date: Oct 03, 2017
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Harold & Hog Pretend For Real!

release date: May 07, 2019
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Harold & Hog Pretend For Real!
Hog is careful. Harold is not.Harold cannot help smiling. Hog can.Hog worries so that Harold does not have to. Harold and Hog are best friends. But can Harold and Hog''s friendship survive a game of pretending to be Elephant & Piggie?

Our Story Begins

release date: Jun 26, 2018
Our Story Begins
From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators—revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere… For Linda Sue Park, it was a trip to the ocean, a brand-new typewriter, and a little creative license. For Jarrett J. Krosoczka, it was a third grade writing assignment that ignited a creative fire in a kid who liked to draw. For Kwame Alexander, it was a loving poem composed for Mother’s Day—and perfected through draft after discarded draft. For others, it was a teacher, a parent, a beloved book, a word of encouragement. It was trying, and failing, and trying again. It was a love of words, and pictures, and stories. Your story is beginning, too. Where will it go?

Are We There Yet?

release date: Sep 12, 2017
Are We There Yet?
We get it. Car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. So much so that it might start going backward - into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! You were just trying to go to your grandmother''s birthday party. But when time flies, who knows where - or when - you''ll end up. After reading this wildly inventive book - that even turns upside down! - you''ll never look at being bored the same way again.

The Adventures of Beekle

release date: Feb 04, 2016
The Adventures of Beekle
On one very special day an imaginary friend is born on an island far away. Here, he and his other imaginary friends play all day and each night they sit beneath the stars, hoping and waiting for their turn to be picked, to be imagined, by a real child. But this particular imaginary friend waits and waits, and still no child imagines him. So he does the unimaginable âe" he sets off into the real world. Once there, he searches so long that he is just about to give up, when a shy, bookish girl named Alice meets him. Gradually they discover they are perfect for each otherâe¦ and Alice has the perfect name for her imaginary friend: Beekle.

Sidekicks

release date: Dec 29, 2015
Sidekicks
Suit up for this high-octane graphic novel debut by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat! Captain Amazing, the hometown hero of Metro City, is so busy catching criminals that he rarely has time for his pets -- he hasn''t even noticed they''ve been developing superpowers of their own! So when Captain Amazing announces he needs a sidekick, his eager pets -- a dog, a hamster, and a chameleon -- all decide to audition for the part and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. But while each pet is focused on winning the coveted sidekick spot, an even bigger battle in Metro City is about to unleash... Dr. Havoc, Captain Amazing''s long-time nemesis, is hatching up a new scheme, and the Captain''s found himself in serious trouble. Can the warring pets put their squabbles aside to save the day? Will the return of a forgotten friend help them in their time of need? Or will this be the end for Captain Amazing? Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want most: a super family.

Comics Squad: Recess!

release date: Jul 08, 2014
Comics Squad: Recess!
A bust-your-gut-laughing graphic-novel anthology with original contributions from the most beloved names in the genre! * Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm * Jarrett J. Krosoczka * Dav Pilkey * Dan Santat * Raina Telgemeier * Dave Roman * Ursula Vernon * Eric Wight * Gene Yang * Wowza! Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further—do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic creators are right here in this handy-dandy hilarious book! This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject—RECESS! With popular characters from Babymouse and Lunch Lady and brand-new soon-to-be favorite characters from superstars including Dav Pilkey! Raina Telgemeier! Gene Yang! and many more! Comics Squad also features Pizza Monsters! Secret ninja clubs! Aliens! Talking desserts! Dinozilla! Death-defying escapes! Bad guys! Good guys! Medium guys! Superheroes! Bullies! Mean girls! Epic battles! True love! Outlandish schemes! Evil plans! Fun! Jokes! Terrible puns! And other surprises that will tickle your funny bone! WARNING: THIS BOOK MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE LAUGHTER AND POSSIBLE SILLINESS. No assembly required. (Pizzatron 2000 not included.)

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

release date: Apr 08, 2014
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Dan Santat''s Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends. This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle. The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet?--combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one''s place in the world.

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Cookie Fiasco

release date: Sep 20, 2016
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Cookie Fiasco
Four friends. Three cookies. One problem. Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . and four of them! They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!

The Guild of Geniuses

release date: Jan 01, 2004
The Guild of Geniuses
For any child who has ever felt a tiny bit neglected, this dazzling debut is about a monkey named Mr. Pip and his best friend, Frederick, who shows Mr. Pip he doesn''t have to be a genius to be a good friend. Illustrations.
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