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7/24/16 - Going back to Cali for the SCBWI 45th Summer Conference taking place at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles this Fri. July 29th to Mon. August 1st to receive the Golden Kite Award in illustration for my children’s book MARVELOUS CORNELIUS. I look forward to also presenting an artist workshop/profile as well as participating in two author/illustrator panels.  Hootie-Hoooo!!!!!  

7/24/16 - Happy to be a part of The Texas Library Association’s Adult Coloring Book, the newest initiative and fundraiser designed to support TLA’s Disaster Relief efforts. The coloring book will feature artwork from numerous award winning illustrators including: Joe Cepeda, Tomie DePaola, Carolyn Flores, Xavier Garza, Molly Idle, Roxie Munro, John Parra, Dan Santat, Paul Zelinsky, among many others. Curated by Texas librarians, the coloring book will feature 42 pages of illustrator-sketched canvasses and fun that will appeal to all ages. Reserve to order your copy HERE. The books will be available for purchase in early November. You will NOT be disappointed in this amazing coloring book and wonderful fundraising effort.

7/23/16 - Thrilled to hear Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia will present author Phil Bilder today with the inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature for our book MARVELOUS CORNELIUS.

7/15/16 - I’m proud to have MARVELOUS CORNELIUS be included in the article, Trauma and Racism: Picture Books Open Hard Conversations, on the blog site Unpacking the POWER of Picture Books.

7/10/16 - Come hang out today, Sunday, July 10th, from 11am-4pm, at the Queens Museum Children’s Book Celebration! I along with other award winning book authors & illustrators will be reading and sharing our stories. In addition there will be children’s art making projects, a free exchange library (bring a book, take a book!), and special literary obstacle course.

6/23/16 - Waiting for the Biblioburro listed on: 100 MUST-READ BOOKS ABOUT LIBRARIES & BOOKSTORES by Derek Attig.

6/5/16 - This Sunday, June 5th (12:30p-12:45p) I will be at the iconic 42nd Street Public Library (Schwarzman Building) in New York City to present for the Urban Librarians Unite annual 24 Hour Read In. This event has numerous authors reading for 15min each over the course of 24 hours. So stop by day or night to check out this somewhat strange yet wonderful hypnotic event.

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