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5/23/16 - Thank you to all those that came out this past Saturday, in the rain no less, for the Gaithersburg Book Festival MD. In attendance we had more than 100 renowned authors and children’s book illustrators presenting their inspired work. Plus we enjoyed wonderful live music, writing workshops and food. A beautiful setting and event that is a must visit any year.

5/13/16 - International Literacy Association includes MARVELOUS CORNELIUS in their Teachers' Choices 2016 Reading List. Since 1989, the ILA’s Teachers’ Choices project has identified outstanding trade books published in the last year that teachers themselves choose as being exceptional for curriculum use. Parents will also find the list invaluable, as it provides excellent choices for reading aloud or for help answering important questions prompted by children’s experiences as they grow up.

5/10/16 - Congratulations to all the student authors and illustrators of Park View High School, VA for their amazing work in creating and developing their own published children’s books. Their unique stories came from our workshop, Journeys of my life: Histories and Reflections /Viajes de mi vida: historias y reflexiones.

5/5/16 - I was happy to share a few thoughts with Lin Oliver and her Fantastic Frame series about one of my favorite paintings, "The Harvesters" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. If you are in NYC you can see the original painting at the MET.

4/19/16 - Hootie Hoo! Amazing News! The Inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature goes to Phil Bildner for MARVELOUS CORNELIUS,” a book about a simple, musical man who inspired the cleanup of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Illustrated by John Parra and published by Chronicle Books.

4/18/16 - Thank you to EVERYONE who came to the San Antonio Book Festival in Texas and the Truman State University Children’s Literature Festival in Missouri this month. They were amazing. A BIG shout out goes to all the organizers and volunteers who worked incredibly hard in putting these amazing events together. In addition I want to extend my supreme gratefulness to Woodlawn Academy Elementary, Madison Elementary, De Zavala Elementary, and Maverick Elementary schools in Texas for inviting me to present and share my family background, art & illustration, and children’s books to all their students and staff. THANK YOU AGAIN!

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