Just released! 
May 7, 2019 (Harper Collins) 
Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai 
Soccer Team, by Susan Hood and Patthana Sornhiran.

Being chosen to illustrate this book was such an honor, and I am really happy with how it has turned out! It was the most difficult project I've worked on to date for many reasons:
- It is a once-in-a-lifetime, unprecedented story of the world coming together to save these boys, written so beautifully by award winning author Susan Hood and Thai reporter Patthana Sornhiran. I felt a great responsibility to do my part in bringing this story to children in the best possible form for kids all over the world.
- The technically tricky task of drawing nonfiction characters that look like their real life selves: all those boys! And the rescuers! More real life people than I've drawn for my prior book projects!
- The other technically tricky task of drawing accurate nonfiction details of clothing, scenery, etc.
- Most characters are male (and prior to this project, I mostly did not draw many men or boys! I just didn't).
- I'd say this is the most efficiently I've ever worked.
- I want my art to make Thai people proud!
- The very hardest part was that my father passed away while I was working on this project. He knew I was working on it; for this I am grateful. I know how proud he would've been to see the outcome.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Coming 2020-2021:

Chubbsy will be my debut as both author and illustrator of the same book! I am excited!!
I am so happy to be paired with Andrea Beaty (you know, she's just a 125+ week NYT best selling author of the clever series including: Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; Ada Twist, Scientis;t and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez - !!!) for this one. I can't wait to work on it! 
And this one with Helaine and Christy again - a reunion! I did not know much about Title IX legislation before reading this manuscript. And now children can learn about it. It is especially important in this day and political climate to continue to promote women's rights. Why, for example,  is it that women still do not earn as much as men for the same work?


Mela and the Elephant, winner of an SCBWI Emerging Voices Award, written by me, illustrated by Ziyue Chen (Sleeping Bear Press, March 15, 2018) - story about kindness. Mela finds herself lost in the jungle of northern Thailand. Will the animals of the jungle help her get home? It's my author debut! Catchy trailer here:

Counting on Katherine, written by Helaine Becker (Christy Ottaviano Books) - the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, the black NASA mathematician who helped save Apollo 13. Katherine was featured in the recent Hidden Figures movie, played by Taraji Henson. Book trailer here:
Honors and Awards:
"A picture-book biography of a humble genius who excelled in a career once out of reach for most African-Americans. An excellent biography that will inspire young readers, especially girls, to do what they love."--Kirkus, starred review
Cook Award for best STEM children's book for 8-10 year olds
Giverny Award for best science children's picture book

A Junior Library Guild Selection
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
A NCTM Mathical Honor Book
An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society

ILA Teachers’ Choices Reading List

An Amelia Bloomer List Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Vermont Red Clover Award Master List Selection
Crystal Kite finalist in Canada and Southwest SCBWI regions

Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, written by Jeanne Walker Harvey (Christy Ottaviano Books)

Did you know that Maya Lin was a senior in college when she won the contest anonymously to design the memorial? There were protests and hearings to change her design or go with a different design when they found out she was the winner. She stood by her design so that it ultimately was built. Here's a link to Macmillan's page about our book (with sample images!):

Honors and Awards: 
 "Phumiruk’s use of perspective is often striking. . . Harvey’s text makes thoughtful, relatable connections between Lin’s work and the themes of her life."--The Horn Book, starred reviewAn Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
A NSTA Best STEM Book of the Year
A NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Washington Post Book that Can Help Build Strong Girls and Boys for Today's World
An Evanston Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Texas Topaz List Selection
An NCIBA Book Award Nominee
A CCBC Master List

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Mouse's Christmas Gift, written by Mindy Baker (Zonderkidz, October 2018) - a lovely Christmas story of a mouse who works to save the day when Parson is ill on Christmas Eve.

Mr. Elephant's Rio Tour (2016), written by Janie Dullard, available online here. Mr. Elephant is a tour guide with his Yellow Umbrella Tour Company.. Explore Rio in this book!