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Growing Up Pedro,
by Matt Tavares

Jubilee! written by
Alicia Potter, illustrated by Matt Tavares

Becoming
Babe
Ruth, by Matt Tavares

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

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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!

1/2013 Becoming Babe Ruth got a starred review in Booklist!

8/2012 Another starred review for Helen's Big World! This one from School Library Journal.

8/2012
Helen's Big World got a starred review in The Horn Book Magazine.

7/2012
There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived was named a Top Ten Sports Book for Youth by Booklist.

4/2012 There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived won an Oppenheim Gold Seal Award!

3/2012
I'll be traveling around quite a bit this spring promoting my new picture book, There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived (Candlewick). Check out my events page to see where I'll be.

11/11
Over the River and Through the Wood featured in The New York Times!

8/2011
I'll be traveling around New England this Fall promoting my new picture book, Over the River and Through the Wood. Check out my events page to see where I'll be.

8/2011 My upcoming There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived (Candlewick, February, 2012) is a 2012 Junior Library Guild selection. I'm very excited for this one to come out!

3/2011
I've started a new feature on my facebook page- a monthly giveaway of a signed book with an original drawing inside! Here are the details.

3/2011 The International Reading Association selected Henry Aaron's Dream for its Teachers' Choices 2011 list!

3/2011
Henry Aaron's Dream won a Kiddo Award! The award is presented by James Patterson's organization, Read Kiddo Read, to honor "the very best books of the year for getting kids absolutely addicted to reading".

1/2011 The National Council for the Social Studies named Henry Aaron's Dream a 2011 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People!

1/2011
Henry Aaron's Dream was named a 2011 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Recommended Book!


12/2010 Henry Aaron's Dream is a finalist for a Kiddo Award!

12/2010 Henry Aaron's Dream was named one of Smithsonian's 2010 Notable Books for Children.

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

Henry Aaron's
Dream, by Matt Tavares

There Goes
Ted WIlliams

Lady Liberty

Jack's Path of Courage

The
Gingerbread Pirates

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 2000-2014 Matt Tavares. Reproduced by permission of the publishers, Candlewick Press, Inc., Somerville, MA, and Disney-Hyperion, New York, NY