Courtney Pippin-Mathur

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Courtney Pippin-Mathur


Courtney Pippin-Mathur is the author/illustrator of picture books. Her first book, Maya was Grumpy was published in 2013 by Flashlight Press. It was an Indie Next Top Ten Kid’s Read- Summer 2013, was nominated for the 2014 New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award and was a 2014 Christopher Award winner. Artwork from the book was also featured at the Appleton Museum in Ocala, Fl, for the exhibit “Sendak & Co.”

Her second book, Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool was published in May 2017 by Little Simon, S&S. Booklist calls the book, “a delight from start to finish, and its empowering conclusion is a welcome bonus.”

Courtney grew up in East Texas and now lives in Northern VA with a knight, a princess and two dragons. This leads to many exciting adventures with lots of breaks for reading and drawing.


Dragons Rule Princesses Drool Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool:

Dragon has just met the two most dangerous creatures to have ever entered his kingdom—princesses!—in this charming picture book about an unexpected friendship.
Scales and claws and fire-breathing jaws, that’s what dragons are made of.
Pink ribbons and pearls, all the sweetness in the world, that’s what princesses are made of.
Until now…
When princesses invade the dragon’s land, how will they ever learn to get along?
Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool! is a hilariously fire-breathing tale about finding friendship where you least expect it.

Maya Was Grumpy Maya Was Grumpy:

Maya was grumpy. She didn’t know why she was grumpy. She was just in a crispy, cranky, grumpy, grouchy mood. She didn’t want to read or color or eat banana slices or wear her favorite shorts or go outside and play. So she GRUMPED, GLUMPED, CLUMPED, and THUMPED around the house.

Can Grandma’s patience and humor coax Maya out of her bad mood?


Jacqueline Jules visiting a school After running her own Author/Illustrator camp for 6 years and co-teaching upcycled art creation to preschoolers, Courtney knows that the secret of a great school visit is to get students involved. From drawing demonstrations, audience participation, costumes to fun visuals, her presentations will get students excited about art, writing and the ups and downs of revision. Skype visits start at a 15 minute quick question session to a half hour reading, drawing demo and Q&A. In person visits start at $300 for a half day session. Travel and lodging fees may apply and fees can be negotiable. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



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