Gilbert Ford – The Marvelous Things That Come From Nonfiction Picture Books

Gilbert Ford is an award-winning author and illustrator of non-fiction picture books. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring, named a Best STEM Book of 2017, is about the accidental invention of the iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky!

Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War tells the story of how music urged both the Union and the Confederate soldiers onward.

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Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson is a picture book author and illustrator. He won a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Peña. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET also won the Newbery Medal.

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

OLIVER JEFFERS is an artist, storyteller, father, cartographer and part-time explorer. His work encompasses many forms, from picture books to portraiture, using a variety of media.

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall is an Australian artist and illustrator of children’s books based in Brooklyn, New York. She won the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear and the 2019 Medal for Hello Lighthouse.

Grace Lin

Grace Lin

Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author-illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the Theodor Geisel Honor for Ling and Ting, and a Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star.

Dan Santat

Dan Santat

Dan Santat is a prolific author and illustrator whose picture book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend won the 2015 Caldecott Medal. He also created the Disney Channel animated series The Replacements.