Jonathan Bean

1979 -

Jonathan Bean lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in a yellow brick building, on the third floor, above a café, in a small apartment where he keeps all his money and jewels on the doorstep, so thieves can find them, but sleeps with his drawings under the mattress. He can sometimes be spotted down the street at his favorite bookstore, The Midtown Scholar, or around town drawing people or watering his rooftop garden. If you tell him making picture books is the best job in the world he will agree.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Messiah College, Jonathan moved to New York City in 2003 to attend graduate school at the School of Visual Arts. He received his first job illustrating for children when hired by Cricket in 2004. Since then, Jonathan's worked for numerous publishers and his illustration and writing have received widespread recognition.

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Authored
CoverTitleAuthorPublication date
At Night At Night Bean, Jonathan 2007
Big Snow Big Snow Bean, Jonathan 2013
Building Our House Building Our House Bean, Jonathan 2013
This Is My Home, This Is My School This Is My Home, This Is My School Bean, Jonathan 2015
Illustrated
CoverTitleAuthorPublication date
Goodnight Songs Goodnight Songs Brown, Margaret Wise 2014