Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where The Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.
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by Random House Australia on 23 December 2014
Now that we've counted down our Top 10 Bestselling Books of 2014, we thought we would guide you through our list of Top 10 Children's Bestselling Books of 2014. These books are perfect for younger readers, especially during the holiday period.