Hi! I’m an author and illustrator of books for children. I also teach in an after school program in Brooklyn. I hope you’ll check out my books, blog, and artwork.read full bio
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The Mysterious Messenger Book Launch

The Mysterious Messenger Book Launch

The book launch for the Mysterious Messenger was last weekend. I gave a short presentation on my process, read the first chapter, drew one of the characters, and answered some questions from Ellen Daniel Rogers for The Mississippi Book Festival and FAB Fulton for my Brooklyn neighborhood in Clinton Hill. The third event was with

The Mysterious Messenger Book Launch
The Mysterious Messenger Book Launch

The book launch for the Mysterious Messenger was last weekend. I gave a short presentation on my process, read the first chapter, drew one of the characters, and answered some questions from Ellen Daniel Rogers for The Mississippi Book Festival and FAB Fulton for my Brooklyn neighborhood in Clinton Hill. The third event was with

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The Mysterious Messenger Study Guide
The Mysterious Messenger Study Guide

Macmillan has made a great study guide for The Mysterious Messenger to share with students. It can be downloaded here: http://gilbertford.com/Mysterious_Messenger_Discussion_Guide.pdf

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Bank Street Irma Black Honor
Bank Street Irma Black Honor

How The Cookie Crumbled received an Irma Black Honor from Bank Street College last Thursday. Tara Lazar’s 7ate9 was the big winner. Here are the Cooke Prize and Irma Black honorees. Every person being honored had to make a speech and it was televised on kidlit tv! Somehow the televised part had slipped my mind or else I

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School Visits

Besides writing and illustrating, I also enjoy giving Skype and Zoom visits.

I’ve done a variety of presentations for students, ranging from kindergarten through college.

For elementary visits, my presentations tend to be 30 minutes that include a slide show, a reading from the book, some drawing time, and a Q & A.

If you’re interested in having me speak to your students, please get in touch with me on the Contact page.

Contact

For all book and book cover inquires, please contact my agent, Carrie Hannigan at carrie@hgliterary.com .

For all other inquires, including school visits, please contact me at info@gilbertford.com or fill out the form below.


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