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John Parra

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Biography

John Parra is an award winning illustrator of many books for young readers, including Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, and Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner, which won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration. His other awards include the ALA Pura Belpré Honors, and the Christopher’s Award. Additionally his books have appeared on Bank Street’s and Smithsonian Magazine’s: Best Children’s Books of the Year lists. In 2015 John was invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to present a special event about his work and career in art and illustration. Today his work can be seen at the U.S. Post Office on six new Forever Stamps titled: Delicioso, with art images celebrating Latino food cuisine. John’s most recent book, Hey Wall: A Story of Art and Community, with author Susan Verde, was released this past Fall 2018.

One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers
Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando El Biblioburro
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes
Gracias / Thanks
My Name is/Me Llamo Gabriela: The Life of/La Vida de Gabriela Mistral
One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers
Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Most Popular John Parra Books

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    Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community
    Susan Verde, John Parra
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    Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
    Series
    Phil Bildner, John Parra
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    Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
    Roseanne Greenfield Thong , John Parra
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    One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers
    Roseanne Greenfield Thong , John Parra
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    Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
    John Parra, Monica Brown
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    Gracias / Thanks
    Pat Mora, John Parra

Book Stats

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Illustrated
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Collaborators

All John Parra Books

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5.0
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
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Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community
4.5
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
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Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
4.0
Hardcover
$17.95$16.69
picture • 32 Pages
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando El Biblioburro
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
picture • 40 Pages
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
4.3
Series
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
picture • 44 Pages
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
picture • 40 Pages
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes
4.8
Series
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
picture • 32 Pages
Gracias / Thanks
Hardcover
$18.95$17.62
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My Name is/Me Llamo Gabriela: The Life of/La Vida de Gabriela Mistral
3.0
Hardcover
$15.95$14.83

Collaborators

Susan Verde
Phil Bildner
Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Monica Brown
Pat Mora

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