The Google doodle celebrates Maurice Sendak's birthday on June 10. Be sure to watch the whole animated video -- it's super sweet.
Maurice died on May 8 last year, and Terry Gross interviewed him shortly before his passing.
Tinley Library has all kinds of books and more that were written or illustrated by Mr. Sendak. Be sure not to miss classics like In the Night Kitchen, Little Bear, and the perennial favorite Where the Wild Things Are. Also, here are a few recent electronic magazine articles about Maurice (Note: you may need your library card number to access them).
Our Novelist database lets you find similar authors and books in case you wanted to branch out from your comfort zone this summer. (Again you will need your library card number for access).