Author & Illustrator

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

http://studiolvs.com

Biography

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a 2-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a 2-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of both the Massachusetts Reading Association and the New York Empire State awards for “Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature”. Laura’s paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the New York Public Library, and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art. Laura grew up on Long Island, New York, with her parents, Vera and Phil, brothers, Billy and Tommy, sister, Linda, and both grandmothers. She began drawing at two years old and never stopped. She earned her BFA degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at Purchase in Westchester, New York. She then moved to Manhattan and began a career as an animator, artist, designer, and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and won an Emmy Award for an opening animation for an NBC Special. Laura has been an artist and a writer for as long as she can remember and has always wanted to make picture books for children. In the fifth grade, she’d written an essay that stated with absolute certainty that she was born to make picture books. By that time, she had written and illustrated her own little library. Over the years, she continued to make books of all shapes and sizes and several years ago, she decided it was time to try to get some of her books published. She was fortunate to have met her editor, Neal Porter, almost immediately. They are now starting work on their nineteenth book together and have plans for many more. Her popular series, “”Dog and Bear””, is based on her beloved dachshund, Copper. Laura and her husband, Chris, have two wonderful sons, Drew and Dylan. They live in Rockville Centre, New York. She loves painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family and friends.

Why?
Blue
Snow Scene
Lemons Are Not Red
Tricks and Treats
Green
One Boy
First the Egg
Why?
Blue
Snow Scene
Lemons Are Not Red

Books by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    Green
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Lemons Are Not Red
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    First the Egg
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Blue
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Why?
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Tricks and Treats
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Book Stats

7
Authored
7
Illustrated
1
Collaborators

All Laura Vaccaro Seeger Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2019Why?Laura Vaccaro Seeger32
2018BlueLaura Vaccaro Seeger40
2017Snow SceneRichard Jackson40
2016Lemons Are Not RedLaura Vaccaro Seeger32
2014Tricks and TreatsLaura Vaccaro Seeger32
2012GreenLaura Vaccaro Seeger36
2008One BoyLaura Vaccaro Seeger48
2007First the EggLaura Vaccaro Seeger32

Collaborators

Richard Jackson