1/20/14 - Here is a cool review of my upcoming book, Green is a Chile Pepper, on the wonderfully creative design site Tinybop. Plus another great preview and profile in School Library Journal's column Libro por Libro.
1/15/14 - I am very grateful and honored to have two books, Round Is A Tortilla and When Thunder Comes, that I did artwork for, nominated for ALSC Notable recognitions.
1/15/14 - Round is a Tortilla, has been honored as a selection for this year’s Texas 2x2 Reading List presented by The Texas Library Association, established in 1902 to promote, support, and improve library services in Texas.
1/15/14 - Visit Amazon's NEW John Parra's Page with book list and upcoming calendar events.
1/15/14 - I’d like to share a wonderful review of, Round is a Tortilla, on La Bloga. Enjoy!
12/16/13 - It's was a great privilege and so much fun to illustrate the art for the New York's 37th Annual, Three Kings Day Parade event poster organized and sponsored by El Museo del Barrio. Signed prints of the artwork are available now on my online store. The parade itself will take place Monday, Jan. 6th, from 11:00am to 12:30pm, starting at 106th St. and Lexington Ave. in NYC. Hope to see you there:)
12/07/13 - Thank you to everyone who came out to Chemers Gallery in support of the The Annual Children's Book Illustration and Art show. in Tustin this weekend. It was truly an amazing day filled with wonderful conversations, intriguing art demos, fantastic art, beautiful children's books and of course lots of love from family, friends and new acquaintances.
11/20/13 - Save The Date - The 2013 Annual Children’s Book Illustration Art Show & Book Signing at Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA, Dec. 7th, where I will be showcasing close to 40 of my original painted illustrations spanning across my children’s book catalogue. Included in the exhibition and book signing I will be presenting a painting demo for all in attendance. I look forward to seeing you there. For more to view check out: presale artwork, book orders , and event poster.