MIKE CICCOTELLO is the author-illustrator of the picture books TWIN, BEACH TOYS VS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES and the forthcoming LEONARD’S HAUNTED HOUSE (FSG/Macmillan). He is also the illustrator of Bridget Heos’s TREEMENDOUS and her SCIENCE BUDDIES series (Crown/Penguin Random House), as well as CROC & GATOR, a chapter-book series written by Lisa Katzenberger (forthcoming from Pixel+Ink), and CHEESE AND QUACKERS, an early graphic chapter-book series written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (forthcoming from Aladdin/S&S). Mike is the host of DRAW WITH MR. MIKE, a drawing show for children, and he is also a member of SCBWI and the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature (RUCCL). He lives with his wife and twin boys in New Jersey.

For any book related queries, please contact Mike’s literary agent, Rachel Orr at rko(a)prospectagency.com.

For any school visits or organization events, please contact Mike’s booking agent, Allyson Hickey by clicking here.


2023 – Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award, BEACH TOYS VS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES
2021 RUCCL – Success Story Speaker
2019 3X3 – International Picture Book Show No.16, Honorable Mention
2018 NJ SCBWI – Annual Juried Art Show, 1st Place Published
2018 3X3 – International Picture Book Show No.15, Honorable Mention
2018 SCBWI – Bologna Book Fair Exhibition, Finalist
2017 RUCCL – Accepted and Attended
2017 NJ SCBWI – Annual Juried Art Show, Members’ Choice Award
2016 RUCCL – Accepted and Attended

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