After School Drawing and Stories, with Matthew Cordell

We are so happy to welcome Caldecott medalist Matthew Cordell back to the store for stories and drawing. We'll provide paper and pencil so kids can draw along!  Last year's Wolf in the Snow was one of our favorite books of all time, and we certainly were not alone in that--the book won the Caldecott Award for best illustrated picture book of the year from the American Library Association. He followed that right away with the wonderful King Alice, about a strong-willed little girl with a great imagination who spends time with her family, trapped indoors by bad weather. A visit from Matt is always a treat. He'll share other recent work with us, including his newest picture book, Hope, which features a lion and lioness who are proud and hopeful grandparents.

Matthew's after school program with us is free and open to the public. We recommend it for ages 4 and up,

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children, including Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick, and The Only Fish in the Sea by Philip C. Stead, as well as several he has written himself, such as the New York Times Notable Picture Book hello! hello! and Wolf in the Snow, which received the Caldecott Medal and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award honor. He also wrote and illustrated Wish and Dream, the companions to Hope. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children. Visit to learn more.


Event date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Hope (Wish Series #3) Cover Image
By Matthew Cordell, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator), Matthew Cordell (Cover design or artwork by)
ISBN: 9781484773413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Grandparents express their hopes for their young ones in this companion to Wish and Dream, by Caldecott Award-winner Matthew Cordell.

King Alice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250047496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 25th, 2018

Matthew Cordell, Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice.

Wolf in the Snow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250076366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 3rd, 2017

Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal

A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.