Peter H. Reynolds
Peter H. Reynolds (www.peterhreynolds.com ) is a NY Times best-selling author and illustrator, creativity advocate, and founder of FableVision, (www.fablevision.com) an award-winning educational multimedia company co-located at the Boston Children's Museum. Peter has conceived and designed media for a wide variety of media platforms for broadcasters, museums, publishers, and educational organizations, including Sesame Workshop, National Academy of Sciences, Reading Is Fundamental, Scholastic, PBS, Carnegie Hall, and Jim Henson Productions. Peter regularly presents and keynotes around the globe, championing “off the path” learning and everyday creativity, and inspiring children and “grown up” children to lead successful and meaningful lives.
Peter H. Reynolds' passion to help children began at age twelve when he volunteered at a special needs camp. There he saw the profound power in truly understanding the unique gifts and abilities of every child. Known around the world for his best-selling books for “children and grown up children” (The Dot, Ish, So Few of Me, The North Star) his professional career spans over two decades creating award-winning educational software, books, film and interactive media. Peter has visited classrooms across the country and the world, challenging children, educators and parents to “make their mark.” Together, they have explored how media, storytelling and technology can be used to make learning and teaching more relevant, enjoyable, and rewarding.
In 2007, Peter received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from his undergraduate alma mater, Fitchburg State College, in recognition of his “substantial contributions to education and the arts.” He was named Verizon Literacy Champion in 2008 for his tireless efforts in promoting reading, writing and self-expression, and was chosen to host the LINK-live Presidential Inaugural Gala, focused on the theme of “technology serving humanity,” part of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural celebration. Peter was also recently presented the 2012 Champion of Arts Education Advocacy Award at the Massachusetts’ Statehouse for his “amazing work supporting & promoting arts education.”
Peter’s book The Dot, was named as one of the top 15 “Greatest Books for Kids” of all time by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine - alongside Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Published in over 20 languages, Peter's books - includingThe Dot, Ish, Rose's Garden, I'm Here, So Few of Me andThe North Star - inspire children and “grown up children” with his messages about authentic learning, creativity, bravery, empathy, and courageous self-expression. Peter also illustrated the best-selling Someday by Alison McGhee, and the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald, which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide.
Much of Peter's spare time is spent giving back to the community — revitalizing the businesses in his beloved town, Dedham Square, supporting schools, and serving on the board of several non-profit organizations, such asHorizons for Homeless Children, Everybody Winds Metro Boston and the Dedham Historical Society.
Learn more about Peter, his books, and his art by visiting his personal website at http://www.peterhreynolds.com.
Peter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org