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Pete Oswald

Pete Oswald is the award-winning illustrator of the #1 New York Times best-selling picture book series (authored by Jory John), THE BAD SEED, THE GOOD EGG, THE COOL BEAN & THE COUCH POTATO. Pete's author debut, HIKE, received five starred reviews and was on several notable "Best Books of 2020" lists. Pete has worked as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer on many popular films, including the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Angry Birds Movie. Pete lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three kids.

Saturn Could Sail
Hippos Can’t Swim
Chickens Don’t Fly
Rainbows Never End
Trains Can Float
Frogs Play Cellos
Mingo the Flamingo
The Bad Seed
The Good Egg
That’s What Dinosaurs Do
The Sad Little Fact
The Cool Bean
The Great Eggscape
Dr. Sugarpaws
Rita & Ralph’s Rotten Day
The Underwear Dragon



The Bad Seed
The Good Egg
The Great Eggscape
The Cool Bean
The Couch Potato

Poultrygeist (Candlewick, Summer 2021)
The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky (HarperCollins, Summer 2021)
The Return of the Underwear Dragon (Random House, Fall 2021)
The Smart Cookie (Fall 2021)
Being a Dog (HarperCollins, Winter 2022)
Blue Bison (Random House, Fall 2022)
Sheep Dreams (Penguin, Winter 2023)
Being a Cat (HarperCollins, Winter 2023)
Flat Cat (Penguin, Spring 2023)
Noisy Boys (Random House, Summer 2023)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Random House, Fall 2023)


2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist (Hike)
2021 CCBC Choice (Hike)
2021 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens (Hike)
2020 Children’s Choice Gold Award (The Good Egg)
2020 Parents’ Choice Gold Award (Hike)
2020 JP Morgan summer reading selection (Hike)

coffee, cheese, Caddy Shack, Picasso, the 1980’s

acrylic, pencil, digital