MIKE CICCOTELLO is the author-illustrator of the picture book TWINS and BEACH TOYS VS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES (both from FSG/Macmillan). He is also the illustrator of Bridget Heos’s TREEMENDOUS and her picture-book series SCIENCE BUDDIES (all from Crown/Penguin Random House), as well as CHEESE AND QUACKERS, an early graphic chapter-book series written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (forthcoming from Aladdin/S&S), and CROC AND GATOR, a chapter book series written by Lisa Katzenberger (forthcoming from PIXEL+INK). In addition, Mike is the host of DRAW WITH MR. MIKE, a drawing show for children, and is a member of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature, SCBWI, the Children’s Book Illustrator Group, and the Children’s Media Association.

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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