Time Machine

Tyrannosaurus Rex versus Triceratops

2nd grade, 1976


3rd grade, 1977

Pileated Woodpeckers

5th grade, 1979

The Empire Strikes Back

6th grade, 1980

Captain Bassolf

6th grade, 1981

Captain Bassolf Revisited


Guys Write for Guys Read

Viking Books, 2005

The Dark Crystal

7th grade, 1982

Displacer Beast

7th grade, 1982

Elton John

11th grade, 1986

Views from Wonderland

12th grade, 1987

Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.