Don Brown's Books for Children & Young People


Towner Award Nomination for Dust Bowl!


The Towner Award is sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) and is awarded to an outstanding non-fiction book intended for students in grades two through six. In the spring students will be asked to vote on which title they liked best, with the results being made public in early May. It’s a great […]



William Allen White Children’s Book Award


I received the exciting news that America Is Under Attack won the William Allen White Children’s Book Award for 2014. The award was established  by Emporia State University in 1952 to honor the memory of one of Kansas’s most distinguished citizens. It is meant to encourage children to read and enjoy books. During the  awards celebration […]



He Has Shot the President!


He Has Shot the President!, my book recounting Lincoln’s assassination and the capture of John Wilkes Booth, was published by Roaring Brook Press in April, the 150th anniversary of the tragedy. It was enthusiastically received; A wonderful review here. A nifty slideshow of some of my art can be seen here.