Friday, July 22, 2011


Don Tate and Allosaurus

Don Tate is the illustrator of more than forty books for children.  His two most recent books are SHE LOVED BASEBALL: THE EFFA MANLEY STORY, written by Audrey Vernick (HarperCollins 2010), and RON'S BIG MISSION, written by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden (Penguin 2009).  Both were Junior Library Guild Selections, and SHE LOVED BASEBALL made the Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year List for 2011.

Don's next book is DUKE ELLINGTON'S NUTCRACKER SUITE, written by Anna Harwell Celenza (Charlesbridge, November 2011).  In addition, Don is the author of the forthcoming IT JES' HAPPENED: WHEN BILL TRAYLOR STARTED TO DRAW, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Lee & Low, Spring 2012).

Above, Don poses with the Allosaurus in the rotunda of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

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