Kevin Luthardt

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General Information

Name: Kevin Luthardt

Pen Name: None

Born: 1973 in Schaumburg, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Luthardt was born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois. He studied painting at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He currently resides in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kevin Luthardt is an artist,illustrator,author, and muralist based in the Chicago area.

Published Works

  • Mine!, Atheneum Books for young readers, 2001
  • Peep!, Peachtree, 2003
  • Larabee, Peachtree, 2004
  • Hats!, Albert Whitman and Co., 2004
  • Zoom!, Peachtree, 2005 - written by Diane Adams
  • You're Weird!, Dial Books for young readers, 2005
  • The Vowel Family: A Tale of Lost Letters, Carolrhoda Books, 2008 - written by Sallie M. Walker
  • Flying, Peachtree, 2009
  • When Edgar Met Cecil, Peachtree Publishers, 2013
  • Findley the Funnel, David Sherman, 2013 - written by David Sherman

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards


  • 2004 Children's Choice, IRA/CBC
  • 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book


  • 2004 Best Books of the Year Awards, Child Magazine
  • 2005 Children's Choice, IRA/CBC
  • 2005 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (primary), Kansas International Education Association


  • 2006 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (primary), Kansas National Educational Association
  • Best Read Aloud Picture Books, Curriculum Materials Center at Minnesota State University Moorhead

The Vowel Family

  • 2008 Booklinks Lasting Connections


  • 2010 Finalist Best Read Aloud Book Award, ReadBoston

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Kevin Luthardt on WorldCat


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