Tomie dePaola turned 75 on September 15th. Happy Birthday Tomie!
If you and your child haven't yet shared a Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POWL-a) book, now would be the perfect time! Tomie has written many original stories as well as retellings of folk tales, all illustrated in his wonderful signature style. You might want to start with the classic, well-loved Strega Nona stories, found in our easy fiction section.
Tomie has also written his childhood memoirs in the 26 Fairmont Avenue series of chapter books (which are accessible even to kids just transitioning into chapter books). These can be found in our biography section.