Children's Author / Storyteller / Bilingual Presenter



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Teaching parents about the benefits of reading aloud to their children at home?

Show them this fun video!
(Ideal for Spanish-speakers)

Greetings, Teachers! Matthew has a collection of articles and lesson plans below. Spread the love reading customs and help students get the most of his award-winning books!

Planning assemblies, a conference or a family reading night?

Matthew has the experience to make your event swing! He combines humor, practical insights, storytelling and drumming to thoroughly engage audiences of all backgrounds and ages. Just click for information about his author assemblies or for his bilingual family literacy events or give his office a call at (707) 544-4720.

“Thank you again for making reading fun, exciting and special to so many children and helping teachers and parents pass along your enthusiasm and ideas.”
–Sandy Lattemore, Library assistant, Richvale School, Richvale, CA

Meet Matthew

I have a passion for encouraging young people to read--and for encouraging parents to read to their kids. "Language, rhythm, color, life!"™ are the threads I weave through my books and presentations. Read more...

Schedule Matthew for your

School Assemblies

Bilingual Family Reading Nights

Library Events


Contact Matthew


Phone: (707) 544-4720 PST

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Tortuga Press

2777 Yulupa Ave. #181
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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Matthew makes reading FUN!

"Language, rhythm, color, life!"™