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Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead

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.

Caldecott Medal Winner

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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

Books by the Author

The Only Fish in the Sea
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The Only Fish in the Sea

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Did you hear about little Amy Scott? She got a goldfish for her birthday and then just threw it in the ocean! That doesn’t seem right.

I guess Sherman and Sadie will have to go save little...

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee: Book & CD Storytime Set
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee: Book & CD Storytime Set

Written by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead; read by Jim Dale
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners

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 McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee is the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

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Samson in the Snow
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Samson in the Snow

Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

One sunny day Samson, a large and friendly woolly mammoth, encounters a little red bird who is looking for yellow flowers for her mouse friend (whose favorite color is yellow). As she flies off...

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Ideas Are All Around
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Ideas Are All Around

Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

As an author and his dog, Wednesday, walk through their neighborhood, they look at sunflowers, say hi to Frank, a turtle, who makes quick for the water and disappears, and watch a train rumble...

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Lenny & Lucy
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Lenny & Lucy

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive at their new home, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, he has Harold for company, but Harold...

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Special Delivery
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Special Delivery

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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...

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Sebastian and the Balloon
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Sebastian and the Balloon

Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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 made of Grandma's afghans and patchwork...

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Hello, My Name Is Ruby
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Hello, My Name Is Ruby

Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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 results.

Fearless Ruby's search...

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Bear Has a Story to Tell
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Bear Has a Story to Tell

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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 didn't have...

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A Home for Bird
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A Home for Bird

Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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 forest and some of his other favorite...

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Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat
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Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat

Written & illustrated by Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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, including a mountain goat, a lonely circus...

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

written by Philip C. Stead; Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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 McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee is the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

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Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast

Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast

Written and illustrated by Philip Christian Stead
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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 the table, and each day he comes up...

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