Author & Illustrator

Christian Robinson


Christian Robinson was born in Hollywood, California, in 1986. He grew up in a small one bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, aunt, and grandmother. Drawing became a way to make space for himself and to create the kind of world he wanted to see. He studied animation at The California Institute of the Arts and would later work with the Sesame Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios before becoming an illustrator of books for children. His books include Gaston and Antoinette, written by Kelly DiPucchio, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña, which was awarded the Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and the Newbery Medal. He presently lives in Northern California with his rescue greyhound Baldwin and several houseplants. He looks forward to one day seeing the Aurora Borealis. Visit him online at

The Bench
Milo Imagines the World
You Matter
Just in Case You Want to Fly
Carmela Full of Wishes
When's My Birthday?

Most Popular Christian Robinson Books

    The Bench
    Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Christian Robinson
    Last Stop on Market Street
    Matt De La Peña, Christian Robinson
    School's First Day of School
    Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
    You Matter
    Christian Robinson
    Milo Imagines the World
    Christian Robinson, Matt De La Peña
    Carmela Full of Wishes
    Matt De La Peña, Christian Robinson

Book Stats


All Christian Robinson Books

2021The BenchMeghan, The Duchess of Sussex40
2021Milo Imagines the WorldMatt De La Peña40
2020You MatterChristian Robinson40
2019Just in Case You Want to FlyJulie Fogliano40
2019AnotherChristian Robinson56
2018Carmela Full of WishesMatt De La Peña40
2017When's My Birthday?Julie Fogliano40
2017Rain!Linda Ashman30
2017AntoinetteKelly DiPucchio40
2016School's First Day of SchoolAdam Rex40
2016The Dead BirdMargaret Wise Brown32
2015Leo: A Ghost StoryMac Barnett52
2015Last Stop on Market StreetMatt De La Peña32
2014GastonKelly DiPucchio40
2014JosephinePatricia Hruby Powell104
2014The Smallest Girl in the Smallest GradeJustin Roberts32
2013Rain!Linda Ashman32


Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
Matt De La Peña
Adam Rex
Kelly DiPucchio
Justin Roberts
Julie Fogliano
Patricia Hruby Powell
Linda Ashman
Mac Barnett
Margaret Wise Brown

Book Dedications by Christian Robinson

  • For Steve