Jim Gill

From Illinois Authors
Jump to: navigation, search

General Information

Gill Jim.jpg
Name: Jim Gill

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction


Website: http://www.jimgill.com

Email: jimgill@jimgill.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Gill/124295044779?ref=search&sid=759547994.590835553..1

Illinois Connection

The author lives and works in Oak Park and graduated from the Erikson Institute.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gill is an author and musician. He is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim's books and recordings is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.

Jim travels throughout the country leading family "read-along/sing-along" concerts at reading festivals and literacy events. He also speaks to early childhood educators and librarians at conferences and training sessions about the many connections between music, play and literacy.

A Soup Opera is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book was named a 2010 Notable Children's Book and Recording by the American Library Association.

Gill's CD's include:

  • Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
  • Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee
  • Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
  • Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense
  • Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes For Modern Times
  • Jim Gill Makes It Noisy In Boise Idaho

Published Works

  • A Soup Opera, Jim Gill, Inc., 2009
  • May There Always Be Sunshine, Jim Gill, Inc., 2002

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A Soup Opera

ISBN: 0981572103
Release Date: 2009-01-15

Find on World Cat

May There Always Be Sunshine

ISBN: 0967903866
Release Date: 2001-10-01

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

A Soup Opera

  • 2010 Notable Children’s Book & Recording Award from the American Library Association

May There Always Be Sunshine

  • 2002 Winner of the Book Award from the Philadelphia Children’s Museum
  • 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Jim Gill on WorldCat

Jim Gill on Amazon


This page can only be edited by Illinois Center for the Book staff, this author or this author's representatives. Please contact us for access.