WorldCat Identities

Selznick, Brian

Works: 237 works in 925 publications in 11 languages and 65,702 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biographies  Picture books  Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Novels  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Scenarist, Contributor, Other, Author of screenplay, Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.S4654, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Selznick
The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick( Book )

48 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 6,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan and a thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy train station. He desperately believes a broken automation will make his dreams come true. But when his world collides with an eccentric girl and a bitter old man, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy
Frindle by Andrew Clements( Book )

62 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control
Wonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick( Book )

46 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories -- Ben's told in words, Rose's in pictures -- weave back and forth with symmetry
The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins : an illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturer by Barbara Kerley( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 3,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like. Listen as you read along with this book and CD set
The runaway dolls by Ann M Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Annabelle and Tiffany risk placing all of dollkind in danger when they run away while trying to prevent Tilly from being sent back to London before they can determine if she is Annabelle's long-lost baby sister
The school story by Andrew Clements( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 2,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twelve-year-old Natalie writes a wonderful novel, her friend Zoe helps her devise a scheme to get it accepted at the publishing house where Natalie's mother works as an editor. Natalie uses a pseudonym to write her first book, and her friend, Zoe, pretends to be an agent. With a little help from an English teacher, the book exceeds everyone's expectations and becomes a bestseller!
The meanest doll in the world by Ann M Martin( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annabelle and Tiffany, dolls who are best friends living in the Palmer house, have an adventure when they hide in Kate Palmer's backpack, are carried to school, mistakenly go to another house, and try to stop Princess Mimi, a doll who threatens all dollkind
The doll people by Ann M Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 2,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of porcelain dolls is taken aback when a family of plastic dolls arrive and doesn't follow The Doll Code of Honor
Walt Whitman : words for America by Barbara Kerley( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The pioneering team that brought you the Caldecott Honor-winning THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS focuses their remarkable skills and vision on Walt Whitman--poet, American, Civil War hero. Did you know that poet Walt Whitman was also a Civil War nurse? Devastated by his country dividing and compelled to service by his brother's war injury, Walt nursed all soldiers-Union & Confederate, black & white. By getting to know them through many intense and affecting experiences, he began to see a greater life purpose: His writing could give these men a voice, & in turn, achieve his greatest aspiration--to capture the true spirit of America. Dramatic, powerful, & deeply moving, this consummate portrait of Whitman will inspire readers to pick up their pens & open their hearts to humanity
When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson : the voice of a century by Pam Muñoz Ryan( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change
The Marvels by Brian Selznick( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1766, a boy, Billy Marvel, is shipwrecked, rescued, and goes on to found a brilliant family of actors that flourishes in London until 1900--and nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis, runs away from home, seeking refuge with his uncle in London, and is captivated by the Marvel house, with its portraits and ghostly presences
Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 2,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the age of 12, Charlotte Parkhurst knew that there were many more opportunities in the world of the 1860s for boys than girls. She cut off her hair, donned boy's clothing, and began a new life that gave her many privileges -- including the right to vote
Lunch money by Andrew Clements( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school
The Houdini box by Brian Selznick( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter with Harry Houdini leaves a small boy in possession of a mysterious box--one that might hold the secrets to the greatest magic tricks ever performed
Amelia and Eleanor go for a ride : based on a true story by Pam Muñoz Ryan( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C. in an airplane
Baby Monkey, private eye by Brian Selznick( Book )

12 editions published in 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help ... if he can put on his pants! Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick and debut children's book author David Serlin bring Baby Monkey's adventures to life in a winning new format that blends elements of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. It is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers. Hooray for Baby Monkey! -- From dust jacket
The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick( Recording )

43 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized
Wonderstruck by Todd Haynes( Visual )

25 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of two deaf children separated by fifty years. In 1927 New York City, Rose searches for the actress who's life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977 in the Midwest, Ben runs away from home to find his father. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Brian Selznick, which is the predecessor to his screen-adapted novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Wingwalker by Rosemary Wells( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Depression, Reuben and his out-of-work parents move from Oklahoma to Minnesota, where his father gets a job as a carnival wingwalker and Reuben has a chance to overcome his terror of flying
The boy of a thousand faces by Brian Selznick( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsessed with horror films, ten-year-old Alonzo dreams of transforming himself into "The Boy of a Thousand Faces" and gets his wish in an unexpected way
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The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures
FrindleWonderstruck : a novel in words and picturesThe dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins : an illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturerThe runaway dollsThe school storyThe meanest doll in the worldThe doll peopleWalt Whitman : words for America
Alternative Names
Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick American children's illustrator and writer

Brian Selznick Amerikaans schrijver

Brian Selznick amerikansk författare

Brian Selznick amerikansk skribent

Brian Selznick auteur et illustrateur d'ouvrages pour la jeunesse

Brian Selznick illustratore e scrittore statunitense

Brian Selznick US-amerikanischer Illustrator und Schriftsteller

Selzniks, Braiens

Silznīk, Brīan 1966-

Брайан Селзник американский писатель

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בריאן סלזניק

برايان سلزنيك

셀즈닉, 브라이언

セルズニック, ブライアン