Author & Illustrator

Joe Cepeda

Biography

Joe Cepeda received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is a fine artist, as well as an illustrator of more than thirty-five book jackets and picture books, which have received many honors including Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Parenting Magazine’s Reading Magic Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List, ALA Notable Books, and Child Magazine’s Best Book of the Year. Joe illustrated Hey, Hey, Hay! by Christy Mihaly, ¡Vamonos! Let’s Go! by Rene Colato Lainez, and Swing Sisters by Karen Deans. He both wrote and illustrated two I Like to Read books–Up and I Dig. Joe received an American Library Association Pura Belprè Honor and the Recognition of Merit Award from the George G. Stone Center for Children’s Books. He lives in Southern California.

Rock Star Rules!
I See
Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them
From North to South / del Norte Al Sur
Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La Historia de Dolores Huerta Y Cesar Chavez (Bilingual Spanish-English C
Peeny Butter Fudge
Rock Star Rules!
I See
Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them
From North to South / del Norte Al Sur

Books by Joe Cepeda

    Peeny Butter Fudge
    Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, Joe Cepeda
    Rock Star Rules!
    Series
    Pat Zietlow Miller, Joe Cepeda
    Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La Historia de Dolores Huerta Y Cesar Chavez (Bilingual Spanish-English C
    Monica Brown, Joe Cepeda
    Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them
    Christy Mihaly, Joe Cepeda
    From North to South / del Norte Al Sur
    Joe Cepeda
    I See
    Series
    Joe Cepeda

Book Stats

1
Authored
6
Illustrated
5
Collaborators

All Joe Cepeda Books

Collaborators

Toni Morrison
Slade Morrison
Pat Zietlow Miller
Monica Brown
Christy Mihaly

Book Dedications by Joe Cepeda

  • For Rosa Maria and Adrienne, mother and daughter.
    Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them

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