Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating educational puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where he has illustrated many New York Times best selling middle grade novels and also award-winning picture books. In 2015 he received his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is the author/ illustrator of the non-fiction picture books The Marvelous Thing That Came From A Spring and How The Cookie Crumbled, both published by Atheneum. He is also the author/illustrator of his debut middle grade novel, Kindred Spirits, to be published by Macmillan/Ottaviano in 2020.
|2020||Mysterious Messenger||Gilbert Ford||320|
|2020||Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip||Sarah Glenn Marsh||Gilbert Ford||48|
|2018||Itch!||Anita Sanchez||Gilbert Ford||80|
|2018||Ambrose Deception||Gilbert Ford||368|
|2017||How the Cookie Crumbled||Gilbert Ford||Gilbert Ford||40|
|2016||The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring||Gilbert Ford||Gilbert FordᐧGreg Endries||40|
|2014||Mr. Ferris and His Wheel||Kathryn Gibbs Davis||Gilbert Ford||40|