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Author Matthew Cordell Visits Elementary Schools

photo of Matthew Cordell with students

Last October our three elementary buildings welcomed children’s author, Matthew Cordell, thanks to a partnership with the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation and Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. 

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books. Some of the picture books include The Only Fish in the Sea and Follow That Frog by Philip Stead. He has written and illustrated numerous picture books himself including Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, Bear Island, and Wish. His work has been published around the globe in many different languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Italian. Cordell's books have been recognized as Best of the Year selections by the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and his first wordless picture book, Wolf in the Snow, was awarded a 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book honor award and the 2018 Caldecott Medal.