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Individual Author Record

General Information

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Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Illustrator

Born: 1957 in Riverside, Illinois

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Rohmann was born in Riverside. He graduated from Illinois State University and now lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eric Rohmann is an author and illustrator of children's books. He is also an artist and a former teacher. He has exhibited his artwork at numerous galleries and museums. A graduate of Illinois State University and Arizona State University, he currently resides in Chicago. Rohmann won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations of ''My Friend Rabbit''. His book ''Time Flies'', his first book for children, won the 1995 Caldecott Honor Award and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.In addition to writing and illustrating children’s books, he has taught drawing and printmaking. His artwork has been featured in various exhibitions and permanent collections throughout the country.


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Awards

-- '''Body of Work''' *''Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children,'' Illinois Reading Council, 2013 '''''Clara and Asha''''' *Notable Children's Books, American Library Association '''''The Cinder-eyed Cats''''' *Starred Review, Booklist '''''Prairie Train''''' *Storyteller Award, The Western Writers of America Spur Awards '''''My Friend Rabbit''''' *Caldecott Medal, 2003 *Parents� Choice Recommended *Gold Award, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) *�Kids Reading List� Selection, Oprah.com *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013 '''''Time Flies''''' *Caldecott Honor, 1999 *Best Children's Book, New York Times Book Review *Notable Book, American Library Association '''''A Kitten Tale''''' *Starred Review, Library School Journal *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly *Starred Review, Kirkus *Parents' Choice Recommended *Gold Award, National ParentinPublications Awards (NAPPA) *"Kids Reading List" Selection, Oprah.com '''''Last Song''''' *Starred Review, Kirkus '''''Bone Dog''''' *Starred Review, Library School Journal *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly *Starred Review, Kirkus *Starred Review, The Horn Book '''''Oh No!''''' *Starred Review, Library School Journal *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2012 *Starred Review, Kirkus, 2012 '''''Bulldozer's Big Day''''' *Starred Review, Kirkus *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017 '''''Giant Squid''''' *Honor Book, Charlotte Zolotow *Best Books, Chicago Public Library, 2016 *Horn Book Fanfare, 2016 *Orbis Pictus Honor Book, NCTE *Outstanding Science Trade Books, NSTA/CBC, 2016 *Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, 2017 *Best New Children's Books, Wall Street Journal *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly *Starred Review, Library School Journal *Starred Review, The Horn Book