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Crossing Niagara



Growing Up Pedro,
by Matt Tavares



The Yarn Podcast, Growing Up Pedro Unravelled



Matt Tavares, Let's Get Busy Podcast episode 166

Signed giclee prints and books by Matt Tavares

David Ortiz, 2013
World Series. Matt Tavares book giveaway!

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4/2016 Growing Up Pedro won the 2015 Lupine Honor! Thank you, Maine librarians!

4/2016
Growing Up Pedro made the 2016-2017 Maine Student Book Award list!

3/2016
Growing Up Pedro and the "Candlewick Biographies" edition of Henry Aaron's Dream both made the Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 list.

1/2016 Growing Up Pedro was named a 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book!

 1/2016
Growing Up Pedro won a Nerdy Award!

12/2015 All the Wonders named Growing Up Pedro one of the Best Nonfiction Picture Books of 2015!

12/2015 Growing Up Pedro made The Huffington Post's Best Picture Books of 2015 list (Best Biography, Honorable Mention)!

12/2015 The Chicago Public Library named Growing Up Pedro to their Best of the Best Books 2015 list!
 
11/2015
Growing Up Pedro was named a 2016 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book!

10/2015
Growing Up Pedro was selected by the Society of Illustrators to appear in their exhibit of the best children's books of the year, The Original Art 2015! The exhibit opens on October 29 at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

7/2015
Growing Up Pedro made the 2015-16 Alabama Camellia Award list!

6/2015 The Massachusetts Center for the Book selected
Jubilee! as a Must-Read Book of 2015!
 

4/2015
Growing Up Pedro made The Daily Beast's list of The Season's Best Baseball Books!

4/2015 I really enjoyed doing this Q & A about
Growing Up Pedro with Chad Finn, on his Touching All the Bases blog.

3/2015 Just got word that Growing Up Pedro is already going into its second printing! Thank you to everyone who bought a copy.

3/2015
Check out my brand new online store, featuring signed
prints from Growing Up Pedro.

3/2015
Growing Up Pedro featured in Sports Illustrated Kids.
 
2/2015
Growing Up Pedro is now available!

1/2015
Growing Up Pedro is a Junior Library Guild selection!

9/2014
Jubilee! was selected by the Society of Illustrators to appear in their exhibit of the best children's books of the year, The Original Art 2014! The exhibit opens on October 22 at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

7/2014 I'll be reading, signing books, and doing a drawing demonstration at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., on July 19, part of the Baseball Family Festival. The event will run from 11:30 to 3:00 (my program starts at 1:00).

6/2014
Becoming Babe Ruth is a 2014 Comstock Read Aloud Honor Book!
 

5/2014
Becoming Babe Ruth made Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year list!

2/2014 Jubilee! got a starred review in Publisher's Weekly!

5/2013 There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived  and Helen's Big World both made Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year list!

3/2013
Becoming Babe Ruth featured in The New York Times!

1/2013 Helen's Big World is a 2013 ALA Notable Book!

1/2013 Helen's Big World was named a 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended book.


Henry Aaron's
Dream, by Matt Tavares

There Goes
Ted Williams

Lady Liberty

  Helen's Big
World, written by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by
Matt Tavares

Jack's Path of Courage

Jubilee!

The
Gingerbread Pirates

Becoming Babe
Ruth, by Matt Tavares

twas

Over the River and
THrough the Wood, illustrated by Matt Tavares

jack

mudball

oliver's game

zack

iron hans

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Illustrations copyright 2000-2016 Matt Tavares. Reproduced by permission of the publishers, Candlewick Press, Inc., Somerville, MA, and Disney-Hyperion, New York, NY