Author & Illustrator

William Joyce


William Joyce does a lot of stuff but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, Rolie Polie Olie, Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Talk to William Joyce and look at upcoming work at @HeyBillJoyce on Twitter and Instagram.

Most Popular William Joyce Books

All William Joyce Books

The Guardians Book Series

Rolie Polie Olie Book Series

The Guardians of Childhood Book Series

The World of William Joyce Book Series


Christina Ellis
Joe Bluhm
Elizabeth Winthrop
Joyce Maxner

Book Dedications by William Joyce

  • For Bill Morris and Coleen Salley, who devoted their lives to books, and to the memory of Mary Katherine Joyce, whom the jealous fates took too soon.
    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • To Trish, she IS a Guardian FOR US ALL.
    Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies