10/26/15 - Publishers Weekly has announced my next children's book HEY WALL, written by Susan Verde, about a boy who brings his community together to create a mural in a celebration of urban art. Published by Paula Wiseman an imprint of Simon & Schuster with amazing editor Sylvie Frank!
10/21/15 - Three more profile reviews of MARVELOUS CORNELIUS at: Kiss the Book, Mother Daughter Book Club and the wonderful Annette Bay Pimentel.
10/20/15 - I recently had the pleasure to contribute to the academic journal article Celebrating the Americas through Picturebooks, written by Dr. Anne Dolan, a lecturer in primary geography at Mary Immaculate College at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Dr. Dolan highlights the possibilities of using children’s picturebooks, such as Waiting for the Biblioburro and My Name is Gabriela, to be used as part of a geography curriculum for teaching about Central and South American culture and inspiring a range of work in the classroom. You can find the journal listed on the site: Geographical Association. Also look for Anne’s book: You, Me and Diversity Picturebooks for teaching development and intercultural education.
10/10/15 - American Libraries Magazine announced The Pura Belpré Award will celebrate it's 20th Year with a Commemorative book and ceremony planned for 2016 ALA Annual Conference.
10/10/15 - MARVELOUS CORNELIUS is named a Junior Library Guild Selection. Hootie-Hoooo!!!
10/10/15 - Celebrating Cornelius! The All-Week MARVELOUS CORNELIUS Blog Party with Author Phil Bildner, Illustrator John Parra, Literary Agent Erin Murphy, Chronicle Book Editor Melissa Manlove, Chronicle Book Senior Designer Ryan Hayes, and School Librarian/Educator Angie Arnett and her 4th Grade Class. Presented marvelously on Dionna's, Color Me a Kidlit Writer.
9/28/15 - Thrilled to be hanging out with Rocco Staino at KidLit.tv for an interview on my artwrok and new book MARVELOUS CORNELIUS. More details to come.
9/23/15 - A Modern Day Folktale: MARVELOUS CORNELIUS Blog Post by author Phil Bildner.