Lamplighter Honors

2013: Peter H. Reynolds

2013: Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds
2013: Visionary Award

2013 Visionary Award Presentation

Blog post: Visionary Award Winner Peter H. Reynolds Talks Teachers, Technology, and Letting Children Choose Their Own Path

Creativity champ, Peter H. Reynolds is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision, an award-winning educational multi-media company co-located at the Boston Children’s Museum.

Published in over 20 languages, Peter's books The Dot, Ish, Rose's Garden, I'm Here, So Few of Me, The North Star and Sky Color inspire children and “grown up children” with his messages about authentic learning, creativity, bravery, empathy, and courageous self-expression. Peter also illustrated the best selling Someday by Alison McGhee, Guyku by Bob Raczka, Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The Museum by Susan Verde, and the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald, which sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

His latest book, The Smallest Gift of Christmas, will be available in late September, 2013. Peter lives in Dedham, MA, where he founded The Blue Bunny, a family-owned and operated children’s book, toy, creativity store.

Much of Peter's spare time is spent giving back to the community ~ revitalizing the businesses and landscape in his beloved Dedham Square, supporting schools, caring for homeless children, promoting literacy and learning, and inspiring all of us to use our gifts to make the journey a meaningful one. To that end, Peter and his twin brother Paul, recently launched the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity (TLC). The center is a not-for-profit organization that encourages creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. It is dedicated to ensuring that all learners develop the vision, confidence, knowledge and skills needed to move their own lives forward, and to use their talents, strengths and energy to move their communities and the world to a better place.

“I am optimistic about a future where all children are encouraged to navigate their true potential," says Reynolds. "We have to be creative in the ways we reach all learners — to help them find their voice, be brave about expressing it, and be inspired to use their gifts to ‘make their mark.’”