I have TWO new books in 2015. The first one is a picture book called MARVELOUS CORNELIUS.The other one is a middle grade novel called A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.

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Marvelous Cornelius


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A Whole New Ballgame

A Whole New Ballgame

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The Soccer Fence


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Welcome to my new-look website!

For 2015, I’ve redesigned my site. Well, not me, but the good people at Skytemple have given my site a tight, fresh look. I hope you’ll dip inside and check it out.

So why the change? A few reasons. First, it’s been four years since I last shook things up, and with a bunch of books coming out this year and next, I felt a new look was in order. Second, I wanted the site to be easier to navigate. You’ll find it’s now simpler to find out information about school visits and my YouTube series, “Out of My Mind.”

School Visits

Interested in having Phil visit your school or event?

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Out Of My Mind

Have you checked out my new YouTube series?  It’s awesome.

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Follow Me!

Which social network do you prefer? Chances are, you’ll find me there, sharing all kinds of cool stuff. Be sure to follow me.

Speaking of “Out of My Mind”…

Here’s an old episode called, “The Homework Napkin.” It’s about one of my former students.



It’s my picture book that hit shelves in 2014.

It’s a story of friendship, hope and apartheid in South Africa. Check out this super cool book trailer made by a group of fifth graders from Caldwell Heights Elementary School in Round Rock, Texas:


Finally, I’ve started a Blog page. It’s called, appropriately enough, “Out of Phil’s Mind.” That means, I going to start blogging again… I hope. The blog replaces my News Page and will include posts about my books, school visits, books I’ve read, education issues, and you guessed it, whatever else is on my mind.

Come on in, take a look around, and welcome to my world.


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Oh, And Just For Fun…

Here are a couple of quick vids — one of me playing Frisbee with my dog, the other of me and dancing and juggling to Lady Gaga!

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