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Awards and Accolades for Secrets At Sea

Secrets At Sea is garnering rave reviews and accolades, receiving 2 starred reviews, chosen as a Notable Children's Books of 2011 by the New York Times and featured in 8 lists of the 2011 Best Books for Children.

Learn more on this site's press page.






Posted on November 21st, 2011See more news about Awards

Kelly Murphy's new book, Secrets At Sea, is out in stores

Kelly Murphy's new chapter book, Secrets At Sea, written by Newbery medalist Richard Peck, is out in stores today, October 13th.

Discover Kelly's illustrations and learn more on the book's project page.







Posted on October 13th, 2011See more news about Book Releases, Chapter Books, New Work

Kelly Murphy wins a 3x3 Magazine Silver Award

Kelly Murphy is the winner of a Silver Award in the Editorial category of 3x3 Magazine's Annual Competition No.8 for her illustration The Princess and the Golden Fish.
Posted on August 12th, 2011See more news about Awards, 3x3 Magazine

"Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters" a 3x3 Magazine winner



Kelly Murphy's latest picture book Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters is a winner in the Children's Book category of 3x3 Magazine's Annual Competition No.8.
Posted on August 12th, 2011See more news about Awards, Picture Books, 3x3 Magazine

"Over At The Castle" in The Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2011



Kelly Murphy's picture book Over At The Castle was selected by the Society of Illustrators for inclusion in the 2011 Original Art Show. Over At The Castle had also previously been selected by 3x3 Magazine's jury for publication in the magazine's Annual No.7 and 3x3 Children's Show.
Posted on August 8th, 2011See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators, Picture Books

"Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters" available in stores today

Kelly Murphy's new picture book Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters is now available in stores! Learn more on the picture book page.








Posted on July 12th, 2011See more news about Book Releases, Picture Books

The Unicorn's Tale awarded a Junior Library Guild Selection

The Unicorn's Tale: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 4 has been awarded a "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation for Spring 2011.
Posted on July 6th, 2011See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST

Masterpiece wins a Children's Crown Award

Kelly Murphy is the 2010-2011 winner of the National Christian School Association's Children's Crown Award as illustrator of Masterpiece.
Posted in June 2011See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece

"The Unicorn's Tale" available in stores today

The Unicorn's Tale: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 4The Unicorn's Tale: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 4, the fourth book in the "Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist" series written by R.L. LaFevers and illustrated by Kelly Murphy, is released today, April 4th, 2011!








Posted on April 4th, 2011See more news about Book Releases, Chapter Books, Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST

Society of Illustrators Book and Editorial Exhibit, Opening Reception

I will be attending the Awards Presentation and Gala for ILLUSTRATORS 53: Book and Editorial Categories which starts at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 4th, 2011. Please browse the full list of artists on exhibit at this prestigious Society of Illustrators event.
Posted on February 4th, 2011See more news about Exhibits, Society of Illustrators

Launch of nathanielfludd.com

I am pleased to announce the launch of nathanielfludd.com, a website dedicated to the chapter book series written by R. L. LaFevers, illustrated by my self and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Children, an imprint of HMH.

The site features an inside look at the making of the series as well as new interactive content in abundance: a deeper look at the Book of Beasts and Nathaniel's Sketchbook, the Fludd family tree and artwork sent by readers.
Posted on February 1st, 2011See more news about New Work, Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST