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Matthew Cordell


Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of TOBY AND THE SNOWFLAKES written by his wife, Julie Halpern, and RIGHTY AND LEFTY written by Rachel Vail.

Matthew Cordell

Books by Matthew Cordell

by Matthew Cordell - Animals , Children's 2-4, Family, Family Life, Fiction

With new life comes infinite possibility, and as a gorilla family delights in their young child, they dream of everything their baby will encounter and who he will become.

Written by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon. Illustrated by Matthew Cordell. - Animals , Children's 4-7, Health

Little Louie is stuck in bed with a bad cold. His nose is clogged, his ears are crackling, and his brain feels full. All he wants is his mom to take care of him, but whenever he calls out for her, his stuffed-up nose summons slobbery dog Bob instead!

by Matthew Cordell - Animals , Children's 3-6, Friendship

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

by Marsha Diane Arnold and Matthew Cordell - Animals , Children's 3-6, Friendship
On a wintry day, a bear loses his soft red scarf. The wind carries it *whoosh* to a pair of raccoons who use it to play tug-o-war. When they run off, a beaver dons the scarf as the perfect winter hat...until it gets tangled on a tree branch. The scarf is lost and found by a series of animals, including a fox and a couple of rascally squirrels, who use it as everything from a swing to a trampoline.
Written by Audrey Vernick with illustrations by Matthew Cordell - Children's, Picture

The first grade narrator of this book has been lots of things: Hungry. Four years old. Crazy bored. Soaking wet. Pretty regular kid...until he makes a mistake so big that he’s sure he will never be able to go back to Lakeview Elementary School.

by Matthew Cordell - Children's, Fiction, Picture

As an elephant couple embark on a life together, thoughts of children are far away-at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it's only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true.

"written by Phillip C. Stead with illustrations by Matthew Cordell" - Picture

Sadie is on her way to deliver an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine, who lives completely alone and can really use the company. She tries everything from mailing the elephant to boarding a plane, a train and an alligator to get to her aunt's home. Along the way she meets an array of interesting characters, including an odd postal worker and a gang of bandit monkeys, who all help her get where she is going.

written by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Justin Case made it through third grade and summer camp in the previous two books. Now he’s in fourth grade, and there’s even more to worry about: friends, bullies, grades, tests—and did we say bullies? 

Written by Lynne Berry with illustrations by Matthew Cordell - Picture

Archie the Goat has to deliver several barrels of buttermilk to the queen, but in order to get them to her, he needs to cross the moat. Testing several different theories to find out what will float and what will sink, Archie and his friend Skinny the Hen don’t succeed at first, but they do try, try, try again (and again).

written by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell - Fiction

Justin is going to start fourth grade --- but first, he has to survive the summer. He “gets” to go to camp every day on a bus. He “gets” to experience all sorts of new things: Bugs. Mess hall food. Flip-flops (they hurt the space between his toes and they’re hard to walk in). And (gulp!) swimming.

written by Gail Carson Levine, illustrated by Matthew Cordell - Children's, Fiction, Humor, Poetry, Poetry Collection

A well-known apology poem by poet William Carlos Williams, in which he doesn't really ask for forgiveness for helping himself to the sweet juicy plums belonging to another, inspired this hilariously mean-spirited collection of not-really-apologies.