Children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems hit the scene with Caldecott Honor awards in 2005, 2006 and 2008 for his Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus, Knuffle Bunny: A cautionary tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: A case of mistaken identity. On September 28th his newest book, Knuffle Bunny Free will be available.
On July 27th this summer Tad Hills another outstanding children's book author and illustrator who is best known for his Duck and Goose books gave us How Rocket Learned to Read.
Actor and film director Rob Reiner states in an interview that he became acquainted with Wendelin VanDraanen's book, Flipped, when his 5th grade son brought it home as required reading. He was so taken with the writing style and story that on August 6, 2010 his film version hit the screen. It has already received the Truly Moving Picture Award but that is not surpring given his record in the past as well as VanDraanen's success as a young adult author.