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Matt Myers

Biography

Matt Myers

Matthew Myers’s career as a children’s book illustrator began in 2011 with two starred reviews: Publishers Weekly, which named him a Flying Start, and Kirkus Reviews, which said: “Myers’s oil paintings truly amaze.” Since then he has illustrated several books, including CLINK, TYRANNOSAURUS DAD, A IS FOR MUSK OX, BARTHOLOMEW BIDDLE ADN THE VERY BIG WIND, and BATTLE BUNNY. Rather than adapting each book to his own style, Myers prefers to adapt his oil painting style to best fit the idea of each book he is working on. He lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Matt Myers

Books by Matt Myers

by Kara LaReau and Matt Myers - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction

Louie and Ralphie Ratso’s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough, tough, tough, just like Big Lou, and they’re going to prove it. But every time they try to show just how tough they are, the Ratso brothers end up accidentally doing good deeds instead. What’ll Big Lou do when he finds out they’ve been acting like softies all over the Big City? Perfect for emerging and reluctant readers, this clever and surprisingly warmhearted chapter book shows that being tough all the time can be really tough.

Written by Beth Ferry with illustrations by Matt Myers - Adventure, Children's, Children's 4-8, Fiction, Friendship, Picture
Big, brave Captain Crave can check off most items on the handy Be Your Best Buccaneer checklist. He has a pirate ship, an eye patch, courage and daring and more. Only one thing is missing: Captain Crave doesn’t have a pet. Arrr! Shuck me an oyster and set sail for land! The captain and his crew race and chase critters of every size and shape, from the beach to a farm to the zoo to a pet shop, causing a commotion wherever they go. But just when all seems lost, the search party stumbles on the most perfectly perfect pet for Captain Crave. Has he finally met his match? Aye-aye!
Written by Michael Ian Black with illustrations by Matt Myers - Children's 4-6, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Picture

A rooster tries to change his tune in this jazzy picture book that’s perfect for scatting aloud from the author of NAKED! and I'M BORED, comedian Michael Ian Black. Mel the rooster’s boring old cock-a-doodle-doo is making him cock-a-doodle-blue --- until one day he decides to jazz it up with something brand-new: the cock-a-doodle-doo-bop!