Illustrator

John Parra

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.

Most Popular John Parra Books

Waiting for the BiblioBurro book
4.5
books · travel · the library
Waiting for the BiblioBurro
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos book
4.0
pets · Mexico · art
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
Green Is a Chile Pepper book
4.3
colors · spanish · Mexico · community · art
Green Is a Chile Pepper
Marvelous Cornelius book
4.0
storms · community
Marvelous Cornelius

All John Parra Books

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Collaborators

Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Monica Brown
Pat Mora
Phil Bildner
Susan Verde

Personal Info

Books Stats

9Illustrated

Most Recent Book

One Is a Piñata book
5.0
culture · counting · numbers
One Is a Piñata

Highest Rated Book

One Is a Piñata book
5.0
culture · counting · numbers
One Is a Piñata

Official Website

http://www.johnparraart.com/