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A Morning with Grandpa

In All, Books by Matthew Winner3 Comments

Creating a picture book can be at times mysterious and magical. Often authors and illustrators of the same book never meet. Rather, once the author has completed the manuscript, it is then sent to an illustrator who will work with an art director in order to make sure the illustrations are just right. So we thought it would be fun to give an author and an illustrator the chance to interview each other about their contributions to the same book.

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Letter To My Younger Self: Matthew Cordell

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Many of the experiences we have in elementary school shape the person we become in our adulthood. We invited author/illustrator Matthew Cordell to send a letter to his younger self along with a copy of the Knowing Book, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Matt.

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Poetry Books for Fangirls and Boys

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April is National Poetry Month. It’s a great time to share poetry that children will want to read all year long. Handing a child a book of poems about their favorite topic helps foster a love of poetry. Whether they are obsessed with dinosaurs or dogs, can’t get enough of Greek mythology or music, love sports or school, there’s a book of poetry for them.