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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 TheArtofFun.com.

Most Recent Book
Just in Case You Want to Fly book

"About" from Simon & Schuster website

board Books

Rain! book
5.0
rain · choosing cheeriness · weather
Rain!

picture Books

imagination
Another
Antoinette book
5.8
dogs · mystery · self-discovery · being yourself
Antoinette
The Dead Bird book
2.0
death · coping with death
The Dead Bird
Leo: A Ghost Story book
5.5
picture book
Leo: A Ghost Story
Last Stop on Market Street book
5.1
empathy · 2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · newbery · happiness · choosing cheeriness · immigration · gratitude
Last Stop on Market Street
Gaston book
5.3
dogs
Gaston
historical figures
Josephine
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade book
5.4
empathy · being nice · kindness · courage · activism
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

Collaborators

Margaret Wise Brown
Kelly DiPucchio
Patricia Hruby Powell
Julie Fogliano
Matt De La Pena
Linda Ashman
Mac Barnett
Justin Roberts
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