Matthew Cordell & Philip Stead

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood with authors/ illustrators, Matthew Cordell and Philip Stead. At a virtual event on Crowdcast, Matthew and Philip talk about Philip's beautiful reimagining of Charlotte Zolotow's 1960 picture book, IN MY GARDEN, and Matthew's new biographical picture book, HELLO, NEIGHBOR!, about Mr. Fred Rogers. 

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ABOUT HELLO NEIGHBOR!:
Kindness, caring, and reliance on our neighbors are more important now than ever before. We all need more Mister Rogers in our lives.

In difficult times, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood provided a refuge for children and their families alike; a way to understand and talk about what was happening, and find hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Groundbreaking in a quiet, generous way, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood introduced a generation of children to the wonders of the world in the comfort of their own living rooms. Fred Rogers took young viewers to art museums, introduced them to different professions, and talked through difficult subjects like losing a loved one, or experiencing parents' divorce, with compassion and reassurance.

Share that deep respect, care, and quiet joy in the day-to-day with the only authorized picture book biography of Fred Rogers--lovingly created by Caldecott Medalist Matt Cordell.

Lively, colorful illustrations explore Fred Rogers' early life and the events that led him to create his enduring show. Exclusively published archival photographs, provided by Fred Rogers Productions, offer a behind-the-scenes look at this historic show and the people whose hard work made it possible. A brief biography of Mister Rogers and a history of the show is included, as well as a note from author-illustrator Matt Cordell about his inspiration and longtime admiration for Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Perfect for fans of the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks, or anyone who wants to bring home the ideals of compassion, kindness, and patience that make us all good neighbors, this captivating picture book should not be missed.

ABOUT IN MY GARDEN:
Welcome the outdoors inside for story time with this classic tale of a garden changing through the seasons.

A young girl and her older companion watch birds, fly a kite, plant flowers, and play in the snow, watching flowers bloom and leaves fall as the year passes.

This quiet story celebrates the simple joys found close to home, and the importance of sharing those experiences with the ones you love. A perfect story time pick for any season, In My Garden explores the natural marvels of the world around us and encourages young readers to think about what they love best throughout the year.

Written by picture book master Charlotte Zolotow and originally published in 1960, this elegant reimagining of In My Garden features all-new illustrations by accomplished author-illustrator Philip Stead. His delicate illustrations and gentle, colorful palette bring new life and meaning to this classic tale-- a beautiful tribute to the experience of childhood, and a thank you to a master storyteller.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, and the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children's books including The Only Fish in the Sea (by Philip C. Stead) and Special Delivery which was a Washington Post Best Book of 2015. He wrote and illustrated Another Brother, Wish and Hello! Hello!, a New York Times Notable Children's Book. Matthew lives near Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children.

Philip Stead is the author of Caldecott medal A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. He has written and illustrated many picture books including Hello, My Name is Ruby, Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, All The Animals where I Live and Vernon is on His Way and A Home For Bird, which was on the Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Hornbook Fanfare lists for best Children's books of 2012. Stead lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 6:30pm
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Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446186
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Neal Porter Books - April 6th, 2020

In My Garden Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443208
Availability: Backordered - Shipping will be Delayed
Published: Neal Porter Books - March 24th, 2020

Music for Mister Moon Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823441600
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Neal Porter Books - March 26th, 2019

A Sick Day for Amos McGee Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596434028
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

Bear Has a Story to Tell Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596437456
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 4th, 2012

Hello, My Name Is Ruby: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Philip C. Stead (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596438095
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2013

A Home for Bird Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Philip C. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437111
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 5th, 2012

Samson in the Snow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721821
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 27th, 2016

Wolf in the Snow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250076366
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 3rd, 2017

Explorers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250174963
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 24th, 2019

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Bear Island Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250317162
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 26th, 2021

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