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Matt Forrest Esenwine

http://www.MattForrest.com

Biography

As a Vermont and New Hampshire radio broadcaster, Matt Forrest Esenwine spent a good part of his time writing and producing commercials and comedy bits. He also wrote poetry, which was published in various national journals and anthologies including the Donald Hall tribute, “Except for Love” (Encircle, 2019). Little did Matt know all this short-form writing would lead to his debut picture book, “Flashlight Night” (Boyds Mills & Kane, 2017), which received numerous positive reviews including a Kirkus star, and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the Best Books for Kids 2017. Other picture books include “Don’t Ask a Dinosaur” (POW! Kids, 2018), co-authored with Deborah Bruss, “Once Upon Another Time” (Beaming Books, 2021), co-authored with Charles Ghigna, and others. Meanwhile, his children’s poetry can be found in anthologies like “The National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry” (National Geographic Children’s Books, 2015), “Construction People” (Wordsong, 2019) and ‘Highlights for Children’ magazine. Feel free to connect with Matt at www.MattForrest.com.

Once Upon Another Time
Elliot the Heart-Shaped Frog
Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children
Night Wishes
Construction People
Don't Ask a Dinosaur
School People
Flashlight Night
Once Upon Another Time
Elliot the Heart-Shaped Frog
Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children

Books by Matt Forrest Esenwine

    School People
    Lee Bennett Hopkins, Ellen Shi, Matt Forrest Esenwine
    Elliot the Heart-Shaped Frog
    Kidsbooks, Matt Forrest Esenwine
    Construction People
    Lee Bennett Hopkins, Ellen Shi, Matt Forrest Esenwine
    Once Upon Another Time
    Matt Forrest Esenwine, Charles Ghigna, Andres F Landazabal
    Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children
    Matt Forrest Esenwine
    Don't Ask a Dinosaur
    Matt Forrest Esenwine, Deborah Bruss, Louie Chin

Book Stats

8
Authored
0
Illustrated
9
Collaborators

All Matt Forrest Esenwine Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2021Once Upon Another TimeMatt Forrest Esenwine, Charles GhignaAndres F Landazabal40
2021Elliot the Heart-Shaped FrogKidsbooks, Matt Forrest Esenwine20
2020Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for ChildrenMatt Forrest Esenwine72
2020Night WishesMatt Forrest EsenwineJen Corace40
2020Construction PeopleLee Bennett Hopkins, Matt Forrest EsenwineEllen Shi32
2018Don't Ask a DinosaurMatt Forrest Esenwine, Deborah BrussLouie Chin32
2018School PeopleLee Bennett Hopkins, Matt Forrest EsenwineEllen Shi32
2017Flashlight NightMatt Forrest EsenwineFred Koehler32

Collaborators

Lee Bennett Hopkins
Ellen Shi
Kidsbooks
Charles Ghigna
Andres F Landazabal
Deborah Bruss
Louie Chin
Jen Corace
Fred Koehler