Erin E. Stead

Erin Stead is the Caldecott Medal winning illustrator of 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 (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2010). She and her husband, author and artist Philip Stead, with whom she co-created A Sick Day for Amos McGee and Bear Has a Story to Tell, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bear Has a Story to Tell was named a Best Children’s Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews. Erin also illustrated And Then It’s Spring written by Julie Fogliano and named a 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Best Children’s Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.

Visit Philip Stead’s blog at For special requests, please contact Erin’s agent, Emily Van Beek, at

More about Erin:
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast – June 2010
National Public Radio – July 2011
Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech – July/August 2011
The Horn Book: “Erin E. Stead” by Philip C. Stead – July/August 2011
100 Scope Notes – December 2011

Erin E. Stead

Images by Nicole Haley


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