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Individual Author Record

General Information

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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Illustrator

Born: 1975 in Greenville, South Carolina

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Illinois Connection

Cordell's artistic passions led him to Chicago. This is where he met his wife, Illinois author - Julie Halpern, and discovered his love for children's books. They currently reside in Gurnee.

Biographical and Professional Information

Matthew Cordell is the author and illustrator of Caldecott award winner Wolf in the Snow, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has also illustrated the books of renowned authors including Philip Stead (Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine (Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It).


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library


Awards

-- """Another Brother"""

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

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-- """Bear Island"""

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *Starred Review, Horn Book

-- *Recommended Book, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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-- "What Isabella Wanted"

-- *Gold Standard Selection, Junior Library Guild

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-- """Dream"""

-- *Books of the Year, Bank Street Best Children

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-- """Explorers"""

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

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-- """First Grade Drop Out"""

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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-- """hello! hello!"""

-- *Notable Picture Book, New York Times

-- *A Best Children's Book, BookPage

-- *Young Hoosier Book Award Master List

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015

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-- """Hello, Neighbor!"""

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

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-- """Justin Case"""

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

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-- """King Alice"""

-- *Kids' Indie Next Pick for Fall, 2018

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

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-- """Lost. Found."""

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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-- '''''Special Delivery''''' -- *Best Picture Book, Washington Post, 2015

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

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-- """Wish"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

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-- """Wolf in the Snow"""

-- *Caldecott Medal, 2018

-- *Honor Award for Picture Book, Boston Globe-Horn, 2017

-- *Best Book, NPR, 2017

-- *Best Book, Horn Book, 2017

-- *Best Book, School Library Journal, 2017

-- *Best Book, Kirkus, 2017

-- *Best Book, Boston Globe, 2017

-- *Best Book, Huffington Post, 2017

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Starred Review, Horn Book, 2017