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William Edward Joyce is an American author, illustrator, and filmmaker. His illustrations appeared on numerous New Yorker covers and his paintings are displayed at museums and art galleries. Joyce won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film with Brandon Oldenburg.


He has written and illustrated over fifty children's books including George Shrinks, Santa Calls, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, Rolie Polie Olie, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs and A Day with Wilbur Robinson.

Joyce's book's have been adapted for film and television, among them was Rolie Polie Olie which won several Emmy Awards during its run.

Joyce is currently working on a series of novels and picture books, The Guardians of Childhood, consisting of a total of 13 books.

Readers Reviews


Parental Guidence

  • Reading Age: 3-8 for the Picture books; 8 & up for the chapter books
  • Reading Aloud Age:

List of Books


'Note:' All books are written and illustrated by William Joyce, except as noted

Rolie Polie Olie series:

  • Rolie Polie Olie (1999)
  • Snowie Rolie (2000)
  • Sleepy Time Olie (2001)
  • Big Time Olie (2002)

The Guardians of Childhood series:


Picture books:

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