Books by Matthew Cordell

DREAM by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A sweet book, though it's undermined by character choice. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A (gorilla) parent's dream for a child. Read full book review >
GONE CAMPING by Tammera Will Wissinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"An uplifting tale showing what fun may be had when one summons the courage to head into the woods and off the grid. (bibliography) (Verse novel. 6-9)"
A much-anticipated family camping trip goes slightly awry. Read full book review >
BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"For a book that really comes down to a sick kid yelping for his mother, his nose so clogged it needs dynamite to clear, the story has a lot of adorable acreage. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When you're sick and stuffy, some letters—like T's and L's and M's—disappear. Read full book review >
WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Deeply satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A near-wordless story of kindness repaid. Read full book review >
LEAPS AND BOUNCE by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"The life cycle of a frog becomes a joyful, energetic celebration of growing up. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Changes are happening underwater—look closely and watch the fun as a clutch of eggs turns into leaping, bouncing frogs. Read full book review >
THE KNOWING BOOK by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A frenzy of feeling, pen strokes, and verse that seeks to excite and empower young people just awakening from childhood slumber. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A poem's gentle admonishments nudge readers to open themselves up to the world. Read full book review >
LOST. FOUND. by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"What is 'Found' now? A community, that's what. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just two words (and many amusing sound effects) form the text of this visually driven story about conflict resolution, resourcefulness, community—and a red scarf. Read full book review >
FIRST GRADE DROPOUT by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A sure conversation-starter about empathy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In typical child fashion, an embarrassing slip of the tongue leads one young blond boy to want to drop out of school altogether. Read full book review >
SPECIAL DELIVERY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Animal lovers and stamp collectors, especially but not exclusively, will be enthralled. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Nothing will deter Sadie from her mission of transporting an elephant to her beloved Great-Aunt Josephine, who "lives almost completely alone and could really use the company." Read full book review >
WISH by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Wish fulfilled, if a tad inscrutably. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A much-wanted child arrives as fulfillment of his parents' dearest wish. Read full book review >