Author and Illustrator Matthew Cordell Presents Cornbread & Poppy!
On Wednesday, January 12th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall celebrates the publication of Matthew Cordell’s first ever chapter book for young readers, Cornbread & Poppy. (It’s already received a starred review from Publishers Weekly!) Matthew, a longtime friend of The Book Stall, has written and illustrated both fiction and nonfiction books for kids, including the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book Wolf in the Snow.
Join us for this virtual program, where we’ll chat with Matthew about the creation of this new series, how he balances writing and artwork, and more. All attendees will automatically be entered into a raffle with cool prizes, including signed copies of Cornbread & Poppy. Register HERE for this free program, suitable for ages 6 and up.
About the Book: Cornbread LOVES planning. Poppy does not. Cornbread ADORES preparing. Poppy does not. Cornbread IS ready for winter. Poppy…is not. But Cornbread and Poppy are the best of friends, so when Poppy is left without any food for the long winter, Cornbread volunteers to help her out. Their search leads them up, up, up Holler Mountain, where these mice might find a new friend…and an old one. Celebrating both partnership and the value of what makes us individuals, young readers will find this classic odd-couple irresistible as they encounter relatable issues with humor and heart. Available in both hardcover and paperback!
About the Author: Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books, like Bob, Not Bob!, Leaps and Bounce, and Rooting for You! He has also created numerous picture books himself, including Hope, Wish, Dream, Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, Bear Island, and Wolf in the Snow, which was awarded the 2018 Caldecott Medal. Matthew lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, author, Julie Halpern, and their two children.