Illustrator

John Parra

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.

Website

http://www.johnparraart.com/
Most Recent Book
One Is a Piñata book

Gallery

picture Books

One Is a Piñata book
One Is a Piñata
Hey, Wall book
Hey, Wall
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos book
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
Green Is a Chile Pepper book
Green Is a Chile Pepper
Marvelous Cornelius book
Marvelous Cornelius
Round Is a Tortilla book
Round Is a Tortilla
Waiting for the BiblioBurro book
Waiting for the BiblioBurro
Gracias / Thanks book
Gracias / Thanks
Me Llamo Gabriela book
Me Llamo Gabriela

Collaborators

Phil Bildner
Phil Bildner
Susan Verde
Susan Verde
Monica Brown
Monica Brown
Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Pat Mora
Pat Mora
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