Tavares, Matt (1975 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Illustrator

Award-winning author/illustrator Matt Tavares was born in Boston and grew up in Winchester, MA. He graduated from Bates College where he wrote and illustrated his first book for his senior thesis. He lives in Ogunquit, ME.

Selected Bibliography


  • Oliver's Game (2004)
  • Mudball (2005)
  • Henry Aaron's Dream (2010)
  • There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived (2012)
  • Becoming Babe Ruth (2013)


  • Jack and the Beanstalk by E. Nesbit
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; or, Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas [by Clement Clarke Moore] (2006)
  • Iron Hans : a Grimm's Fairy Tale retold by Stephen Mitchell (2007)
  • Lady Liberty : a Biography by Doreen Rappaport (2008)
  • The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup (2009)