Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead
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PHILIP C. STEAD is the author of the Caldecott Medal winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2010, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2010).  Philip, also an artist, both wrote and illustrated his debut Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast (Roaring Brook Press, 2009), which was applauded by School Library Journal for “its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation.”  Philip lives with Erin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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A Home For Bird book trailer

A Home for Bird book trailer by Philip C. Stead, author of CREAMED TUNA FISH AND PEAS ON TOAST, A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, JONATHAN AND THE BIG BLUE BOAT

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HELLO, MY NAME IS RUBY by Phil Stead

HELLO, MY NAME IS RUBY by Phil Stead

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Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

This endearing story of friendship and patience is a worthy companion to Philip and Erin Stead's last collaboration, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

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Erin Stead - Woodblock Process

Illustrator Erin Stead talks about the process of creating the artwork for her Caldecott-winning picture book, A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE. Audio compliments of TeachingBooks.net

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Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat - Book Trailer

Watch the heartwarming tale of Jonathan and his best friend, a stuffed bear named Frederick.

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Sebastian and the Balloon

Philip C. Stead
A Neal Porter Book

On a boring day, on a dull street, Sebastian sat high atop his roof—something he was never supposed to do. When he launched himself into the air in his balloon...


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Hello, My Name Is Ruby

Philip C. Stead
A Neal Porter Book

Join Ruby, a plucky little bird, as she ventures through life, making new friends, learning new skills and asking questions which may have some very surprising...


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Bear Has a Story to Tell

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
A Neal Porter Book

It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell... Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and...


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A Home for Bird

Philip C. Stead
A Neal Porter Book

While out foraging for interesting things, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue bird who is curiously silent. Vernon shows Bird the river and the...


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Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat

Written & illustrated by Philip C. Stead
A Neal Porter Book

When Jonathan loses his best friend, a stuffed bear named Frederick, he sets sail on the Big Blue Boat to find him. Along the way he assembles a ragtag crew,...


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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

written by Philip C. Stead; Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
A Neal Porter Book

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos...


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Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast

Written and illustrated by Philip Christian Stead
A Neal Porter Book

Wild Man Jack isn't easy to please. Especially when Mama Jane serves him the one dish that he detests. Each day his children ask what he'll do if it arrives at...


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