Happy Birthday To Bronxville’s Felicia Bond

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Felicia Bond turns 60 on Friday.
Felicia Bond turns 60 on Friday.

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. Happy Birthday to Bronxville’s Felicia Bond!

Felicia Bond, who grew up in Bronxville, turns 60 on Friday.

Bond, an American writer and illustrator of numerous children's books, was born July 18, 1954 in Yokohama, Japan. She is well-known as the illustrator of the books in the If You Give... Book™series, which are written by Laura Numeroff, and published by HarperCollins Children's Books.

Her awards and recognitions include:

  • Alabama Children's Choice Book Award, K–1 (1986–87)
  • California Young Reader Medal (1988)
  • Colorado Children's’ Book Award (1988)
  • Georgia Children’s Picture Story Book Award (1988)
  • Nevada Young Readers’ Award (1988–89)
  • Buckeye Children’s Book Award, K–2 (Ohio) (1989)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award (1994)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award (1994)
  • NEA Teacher’s Picks Books to Read Across America (1999)
  • NAPPA Gold Award (2000)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award (2001)
  • IRA/CBC Children’s Choice (2001)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award (2003)
  • Quill Award (2006)
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