Here are links to recent interviews…

  • The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, in which I talk about my adventures as an illustrator of children’s books in general and Paddington in particular.
  • Open Studio, WGBH TV, Boston, with host Jared Bowen, an interview set at the Eric Carle Museum’s Paddington Comes to America exhibit.
  • Paddington at 60, from Forbes on line, celebrating the 2018 decade birthday of the little bear from Darkest Peru.
  • Drawing Paddington, at a visit to Yottoy, makers of many fine plush toys, including Paddington, captured by NY1.
  • Conversational interview with Nick Bruel, of Bad Kitty fame, in the Fall 2016 edition of Haverford Magazine, a publication of our alma mater, Haverford College.
  • Interview with me and Zoë from Publishers Weekly


Over the years, my books have received many awards and been included in many yearly best of lists.  Here’s a sampling…

  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
  • Best Children’s Book, Washington Post
  • Best Graphic Novel, School Library Journal Online
  • Winner of the Rhode Island Mock Caldecott Award
  • Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
  • Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award
  • Shortlisted as a Finalist for the online Cybil Awards
  • Shortlisted for Dahl Funny Prize

multiple book selections:

  • ALA Notable Book for Children
  • Bank Street Best Book of the Year
  • Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • Reading Rainbow
  • Junior Library Guild
  • Booklist Top Ten Easy Reader
  • Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
  • Children’s Book of the Month Club
  • Reading Rocket

some of the state children’s books master lists that have included my books:

  • New Jersey Garden State Awards
  • South Carolina State Library Booklist for Children
  • Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
  • Indiana Young Hoosier Award
  • Kentucky Blue Grass Award
  • Louisiana YR Choice Book Award


  • Get in touch with Zoë B. Alley directly through her webpage.
  • The Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators has a fantastic site for pros and beginners.
  • The Authors Guild offers very useful resources for all writers.  Although Zoë and I have a difference of opinion about the lack of apostrophe in “Author.”
  • Kirsten Cappy at Curious City offers many platforms for discussing and promoting children’s literature.
  • Yottoy, makes a very lovely range of Paddington products for the US market, and they are nice people.
  • The art and animations of Max Alley is always worth a look.
  • If, like me, you’re a fan of the graphic and/or comic panel format of storytelling, you’ll want to check out this site, Lambiek Comiclopedia, from the wonderful Lambiek Comic Shop in Amsterdam. 
  • The Book Report Network is also a fine site, and coincidentally also offers a page for my books on its Kids Reads site.