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Bill Slavin (1959-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Career, Member, Writings, Adaptations

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Born 1959, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada; Education: Attended Sheridan College (Oakville, Ontario, Canada).


Tele-Direct, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, layout artist, 1978-81; General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario, Canada, art director, 1982-87; freelance illustrator, 1988—. Founder with wife, Esperança Melo, of company Kinder Box. Has exhibited artwork in shows at the Millbrook Gallery, where he is part of an artists' collective, and the Portuguese Consulate in Canada.


Canadian Children's Book Centre; Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers; Millbrook Gallery.


SELF-ILLUSTRATED


The Stone Lion, Red Deer College Press (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada), 1966.


ILLUSTRATOR; FICTION


Paulette Bourgeois, Too Many Chickens, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1991.

Bob King, Sitting on the Farm, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1992.

Ben Brooks, Lemonade Parade, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 1992.

Ethan Miles, Otto's Tricks, Silver, Burdett, & Ginn (Morristown, NJ), 1992.

Nathan Zimmerman, How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 1992.

Kathleen Tucker, reteller, The Cat Came Back, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 1992.

Amanda Lewis and Tim Wynne-Jones, Rosie Backstage, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, retold by Tim Wynne-Jones, Orchard (New York, NY), 1996.

Ted Staunton, Morgan Makes Magic, Formac Publishing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), 1997.

A. W. Cockerill, Emma on Albert Street, Black Cat Press (Cobourg, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

Howard Engels, A Child's Christmas in Scarborough, Key Porter Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

(With Joe Weissmann) Truly Scary Stories for Fearless Kids (anthology), Key Porter Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Ted Staunton, Morgan and the Money, Formac Publishing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), 1998.

Shelley A. Leedahl, The Bone Talker, Red Deer College Press (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada), 1999.

Ted Staunton, Morgan's Secret, Formac Publishing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), 2000.

Ted Staunton, Great Play, Morgan, Formac Publishing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), 2001.

Priscilla Hawthorne, editor, Chills and Thrills (anthology), Key Porter Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Ruth Miller, The Bear on the Bed, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Ted Staunton, Morgan's Birthday, Formac Publishing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), 2002.

Linda Bailey, Stanley's Party, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Ted Staunton, Morgan's Pet Plot, Formac Publishing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), 2003.

Eileen Spinelli, Something to Tell the Grandcows, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (Grand Rapids, MI), 2004.

Ted Staunton, Morgan Makes a Splash, Formac Publishing (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), 2004.

(With Esperança Melo) Robert Heidbreder, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.


ILLUSTRATOR; NONFICTION


Catherine E. Forrest Weber, Fancy That!, General Store Publishing House (Burnstown, Ontario, Canada), 1984.

Donna J. Hall, My Dog Diary: Your Complete Canine Record Book, General Store Publishing House (Burnstown, Ontario, Canada), 1986.

Sid West, Speech on the Throne, General Store Publishing House (Burnstown, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

Brian McFarlane, Hockey: The Book for Kids, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990, reprinted as Hockey for Kids: Heroes, Tips, and Facts, 1994, Morrow (New York, NY), 1996.

Dennis McCloskey, Side Splitters: Jokes and Riddles for Canadian Kids, General Store Publishing House (Burnstown, Ontario, Canada), 1992.

Catherine Ross, Circles: Shapes in Math, Science, and Nature, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1992, Addison Wesley (Reading, MA), 1993.

Linda Granfield, Extra! Extra!: The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Newspapers, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1993, Orchard (New York, NY), 1994.

Claire Mackay, Touching all the Bases, Scholastic Canada (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Catherine Ross, Triangles: Shapes in Math, Science, and Nature, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, Earthdance: How Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tidal Waves, and Geysers Shake Our Restless Planet, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Linda Granfield, 1987: The Year I Was Born, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Liz McLeod, The Phone Book: Instant Communication from Smoke Signals to Satellites and Beyond, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Linda Granfield, 1988: The Year I Was Born, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Paulette Bourgeois, The Sun, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Paulette Bourgeois, The Moon, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Catherine Ross, Squares: Shapes in Math, Science, and Nature, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Pat Hancock, 1985: The Year I Was Born, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, The Earth, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Liz McLeod, Stamp Collecting: For Canadian Kids, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Linda Granfield, 1984: The Year I Was Born, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Pat Hancock, 1986: The Year I Was Born, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Jane Drake and Ann Love, A Kid's Guide to the Millennium, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, The Planets, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, The Stars, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Maxine Trottier, One Is Canada, HarperCollins (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Ann-Maureen Owens and Jane Yealland, Canada's Maple Leaf: The Story of Our Flag, Kids Can Press (Buffalo, NY), 1999.

Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, Comets, Asteroids and Meteors, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Alannah Hegedus and Kaitlin Rainey, Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops: Great Inventions in Sports, Tundra Books (Plattsburgh, NY), 1999.

Linda Bailey, Adventures in the Middle Ages ("Good Times Travel Agency" series), Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Linda Bailey, Adventures in Ancient Egypt ("Good Times Travel Agency" series), Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, Exploring Space, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Frieda Wishinsky, A Quest in Time, Owl Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Linda Bailey, Adventures with the Vikings ("Good Times Travel Agency" series), Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Alannah Hegedus and Kaitlin Rainey, Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships: Great Inventions in Communications, Tundra Books (Plattsburgh, NY), 2001.

Linda Bailey, Adventures in Ancient Greece ("Good Times Travel Agency" series), Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Christopher Moore, The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories, Tundra Books (Plattsburgh, NY), 2002.

Linda Bailey, Adventures in Ancient China ("Good Times Travel Agency" series), Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Linda Bailey, Adventures In the Ice Age ("Good Times Travel Agency" series), Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.


Contributing artist to books, including Mother Goose, A Canadian Sampler, and The Spirit of Canada.

Sitting on the Farm and The Cat Came Back have been adapted for computer.

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