12/10/16 - Thank you to the Children’s Book Academy and Mondays with Mira for their in depth review and video profile on my book MARVELOUS CORNELIUS. The site also has wonderful resources on learning about children’s book writing and illustrating.
12/8/16 - MARVELOUS CORNELIUS wins award for publisher’s Print On Demand book copies from Sappi: “Each year the paper manufacturer Sappi gives recognition awards to manufacturers and publishers that produce high-quality offset and digital books using their papers. This year Sappi awarded Chronicle Books and Thomson-Shore a Silver medal for the high-quality printing and design on your book, Marvelous Cornelius.”
12/7/16 - Waiting for the Biblioburro is listed on the NBC News, Holiday Gift Guide: Here's Some Great Latino Books for Kids, Teens. The list includes other outstanding books by Angela Dominguez, Monica Brown, Duncan Tonatiuh, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Rene Colato Lainez, Margarita Engle, Phillippe Diederich, and Meg Medina.
12/2/16 - Proud to have my book, Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors, as part of Chronicle Books Blog: We Need Diverse Books More Than Ever.
11/15/16 - Celebrating Picture Book Month: Why Picture Books Are Important by John Parra, “Through these early books I learned about asking questions and being curious. It is this power of literacy and images that can transform people’s lives, give them hope and empathy, and unlock their potential for actual change.”
11/8/16 - Thank you to Ella Chattanooga for their sweet review of my children’s book Gracias / Thanks. A wonderful reminder this Thanksgiving.
11/7/16 - Celebrating The Texas Library Association's Coloring Book launch, the newest initiative and fundraiser designed to support TLA’s Disaster Relief efforts. The coloring book features artwork from numerous award winning illustrators including: Joe Cepeda, Tomie DePaola, Carolyn Flores, Xavier Garza, Molly Idle, Yuyi Morales, Roxie Munro, John Parra, Dan Santat, Paul Zelinsky, among many others. Curated by Texas librarians, the coloring book will feature 42 pages of illustrator-sketched canvasses and fun that will appeal to all ages. The books are available for purchase HERE.