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  • Bibliography:
    9 Books
  • First Book:
    March 2000
  • Latest Book:
    September 2024
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Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • An engaging picture book that really hits home -- just in time for baseball season!

    When Zachary’s father catches a foul ball at Fenway Park and gives it to him, something really amazing happens - suddenly, Zachary finds himself on the pitch...

  • Author-illustrator Matt Tavares hits the ball out of the park with a luminously illustrated tale about the joy of baseball, generational bonds, and the immutable power of dreams.

    Oliver Hall loves baseball. He loves the ritual of helping out i...

  • Matt Tavares brings to life a winning tale of the shortest home run in history with the help of his luminous artwork and an infectious love of the game.

    Somehow, Andy's bat had hit the ball. Everybody heard it . . . but nobody saw wh...

  • "Elegant watercolors echoing the burnished gold tones of the rolling fields show well in storyhours." -- School Library Journal

    Jack can't seem to do anything useful for his poor mother. He can't even conduct an errand as simple as selling th...

  • Separation and miles cannot keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and belief that is destined to be a new Christmas classic. Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them i...

  • From the celebrated creator of Red and Lulu comes the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever.

    Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the ho...

  • As seen on the Today showA work of fiction inspired by a true story, Matt Tavares’s debut graphic novel dramatizes the historic struggle for gender equality in high school sports.It is 1975 in Indiana, and the Wilkins Regional High School girls...

  • Celebrate five years of Matt Tavares’s holiday classic with a beautifully designed gift set featuring four press-out keepsakes.Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart and whose life is forever changed when she meets a m...

Award-Winning Books by Matt Tavares

Jack and the Beanstalk
2006 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) -- Gold
Oliver's Game
2004 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Silver

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Matt Tavares has published 9 books.

The next book by Matt Tavares, Dasher Gift Set, will be published in September 2024.

The first book by Matt Tavares, Zachary's Ball, was published in March 2000.

No. Matt Tavares does not write books in series.