David LaRochelle

author & illustrator


David LaRochelle

Watch Reese With­er­spoon read The Best Pet of All at the White House!

I am such a lucky man! I get to make my liv­ing writ­ing and illus­trat­ing books for young peo­ple. Wel­come to my web­site where you can read about my books, dis­cov­er what I was like as a kid, and even try your hand at some of my puzzles.

What’s New with David?

Here are a few of the things I’ve been up to lately:

  • See the Dog at the Tucson Book Festival
    Read­ing See the Cat at the Tuc­son Book Fes­ti­val with won­der­ful assis­tance from Ben Collinsworth.

I am excit­ed to have two new pic­ture books being pub­lished in 2023!

In April, 100 Mighty Drag­ons All Named Broc­coli, beau­ti­ful­ly illus­trat­ed by Lian Cho, was released.

And in July, See the Ghost: Three Sto­ries About Things You Can­not See, mas­ter­ful­ly illus­trat­ed by Mike Wohnout­ka, will be released. You can read a con­ver­sa­tion between Mike and me and view a unique piece of art Mike cre­at­ed for See the Ghost here.

See Mike give me a les­son on How to Apol­o­gize!

And don’t for­get our new pic­ture book, How to Apol­o­gize, a humor­ous guide­book that pro­vides plen­ty of exam­ples of how (and how not!) to say “I’m sorry.”