Author Open House: Matthew Cordell, with "Cornbread and Poppy at the Carnival" and "Every Dog in the Neighborhood"

It's always our pleasure to welcome local Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell to The Book Stall to meet his many fans. We are celebrating his TWO new books: Cornbread and Poppy at the Carnival and Every Dog in the Neighborhood! Drop by to chat with Matthew and get your books signed--we'll have the new titles on hand along with Matt's other popular books! Can't make it to the store? Give us a call at 847-446-8880 and we can get books signed for you! You can also order online, just place your signing request in the "order comments" section. 

About Cornbread and Poppy at the Carnival:  We LOVE this series and your readers who are ready for very short chapter books will love them too! Poppy LOVES scary movies. Cornbread does not. Poppy ADORES runny cheese. Cornbread does not. Poppy can't WAIT to try a roller coaster. Cornbread…can. But Cornbread and Poppy are the best of friends, so when the Carnival rolls into town, Cornbread agrees to check it out. Their day promises to include fun games, yummy snacks, and big, big rides. What new things will these mice try? 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. 

About Every Dog in the Neighborhood: “This charming, gently humorous tale will resonate with youngsters. Adults will appreciate the winks directed at them. . . . Illustrations rendered with pen, ink, and watercolor and marked by Cordell’s signature quick, loose strokes complement the sweet story and capture Louis and Grandma’s loving relationship admirably. . . . Whether you’re a dog lover or not, count this one a winner”—Kirkus Reviews

Louis wants a dog, but his Grandma insists, “There are enough dogs in the neighborhood already.” But how many dogs are in the neighborhood? Surely a sternly worded letter to City Hall will clear this up. When it turns out that City Hall doesn’t keep an official count of this essential demographic, Louis and his Grandma do their civic duty and take matters into their own hands. Together they meet all sorts of dogs with hilarious names and personalities. When they’re done, Louis’s grandmother is sure he’s missed one particularly lovable dog, a mutt named Baklava in need of a new home.
 
Philip Stead and Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell have once again shown their knack for making quirky and endearing stories about grandparent and grandchild duos in the tradition of Follow That Frog and Special Delivery. We recommend this picture book for dog lovers ages 3 and up!

About the AuthorMatthew 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 HopeWishDreamHello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister RogersBear 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.

Event date: 

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Cornbread & Poppy at the Carnival (Cornbread and Poppy #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780759554894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

The second entry in Caldecott medalist Matthew Cordell's early reader series about two best friends who are as different from each other as can be.

Poppy LOVES scary movies. Cornbread does not. Poppy ADORES runny cheese. Cornbread does not. Poppy can't WAIT to try a roller coaster. Cornbread...can.


Cornbread & Poppy at the Carnival (Cornbread and Poppy #2) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780759554900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

The second entry in Caldecott medalist Matthew Cordell's early reader series about two best friends who are as different from each other as can be.

Poppy LOVES scary movies. Cornbread does not. Poppy ADORES runny cheese. Cornbread does not. Poppy can't WAIT to try a roller coaster. Cornbread...can.


Every Dog in the Neighborhood Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823444274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 21st, 2022

Louis and his eccentric Grandma set out to count every dog in the neighborhood when they find out about city hall’s woefully inadequate record keeping.