Tomie DePaola, Beloved Author-Illustrator Has Passed Away

As librarians, we are especially saddened to hear of the loss of beloved children’s author-illustrator, Tomie DePaola, who passed away on Monday, March 30. Throughout his career, he wrote and illustrated more than 270 books, educating and entertaining children and grown-ups alike with his imaginative stories and charming illustrations. Please click on this curated list of Tomie DePaola books available through our Digital Collection.

“Reading is important because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” Tomie DePaola