Jim Gill

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General Information

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Name: Jim Gill

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born:


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

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May There Always Be Sunshine

ISBN: 0967903866
Release Date: 2001-10-01

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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

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