Join us as we welcome New York Times Best Selling Author & Illustrator Matt Phelan back to the shop! He will be here to help launch his first illustrated novel, Knights vs. Dinosaurs. It is a perfect fit for grades 3 to 6, or beyond. He also had not one, but three picture books out this year - Pignic, Little Robot Alone, and if Wendell had a Walrus. For families and children ages 3 to 93!
Matt Phelan is the award-winning creator of the graphic novels Snow White, The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton, and Around the World, and the picture book Druthers. He is also the illustrator of many books for young readers including Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, Marilyn’s Monster by Michelle Knudsen, Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, and The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal.
He has received the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (The Storm in the Barn), the Carolyn Field Award (Around the World and Snow White) and the Jefferson Cup (Bluffton). Matt has been nominated for five Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including best writer/artist and best new graphic album for Bluffton.
In 2014, Matt was awarded the Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children's Literature Citation.
His most recent books are the picture book Pignic and the middle-grade adventure novel Knights vs. Dinosaurs.