March 2022

Matthew Cordell


Matthew Cordell has illustrated books for children including works of poetry, novels and picture books. His work includes "The Only Fish in the Sea" and "Follow That Frog" by Philip Stead. He has written and illustrated picture books such as "Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers," "Bear Island" and "Wish." 

His work has been published internationally and in languages such as 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.

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Scheduled events:
Taking Another Look: Story and Imagination
Four award-winning creators of picture books talk about their process of collaborating with each other. Each superstar pair has just published their third book together around the power of imagination and story.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Watch broadcast

Panelists: Matthew Cordell, Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson, Philip Stead
Moderator: Cyndi Giorgis
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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