THE ART AND ILLUSTRATION OF JOHN PARRA

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9/15/19

By John Parra / September 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a great interview with author Miranda Paul discussing our new picture book: Little Libraries, Big Heroes. at the Children’s Book Podcast, hosted by the always awesome Matthew Winner.

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9/13/19

By John Parra / September 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Big THANKS to Librarian’s Quest for such a fun and detailed look at: Little Libraries, Big Heroes. Both Miranda Paul (author) and I contributed to the interview with some Q&As.

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9/7/19

By John Parra / September 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I will be in New Jersey Saturday, Sept. 14th, reading and signing books at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival, from 10:30a-4p. This year I had the honor to create the festival’s poster image inspired by my recently illustrated book, Little Libraries, Big Heroes. The festival has an amazing list of 70+ authors and illustrators with books and family fun for all. For more details click here.

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9/4/19

By John Parra / September 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Happy book birthday to: Little Libraries, Big Heroes! Order you copy now at: Amazon or Indiebound.

Little Libraries, Big Heroes
Little Libraries, Big Heroes
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9/3/19

By John Parra / September 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

In preparation for the release of: Little Libraries, Big Heroes, Sept 3, I had the pleasure to set up a NYC window display at Books Of Wonder with its own #LittleFreeLibrary

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8/29/19

By John Parra / August 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m honored to be part of this year’s Carle Honors Art Auction benefit. You can bid now on a John Parra original: FRIDA PAINTS IN BED (acrylic on illustration board) used in the award-winning picture book: FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS (2017) (written by Monica Brown).  The auction features original works of art donated by some of the industry’s most celebrated picture book artists. Bidding opens online on Friday, August 30 and can be placed online in advance of the event, or in-real time at the Carle Honors onsite that night or via absentee bid, ending Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 sharp. All proceeds go to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Bid now or donate to support. www.carlemuseum.org/carlehonors2019

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8/21/19

By John Parra / August 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Little Free Libraries is celebrating the upcoming release of the new children’s book, Little Libraries, Big Heroes, by giving away 100 copies! 50 lucky winners will get two copies each—one to keep and one to share. Contest runs through August 26, 2019. Click HERE, for more info and to enter!

Little Libraries, Big Heroes
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8/9/19

By John Parra / August 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Grateful to Applied Arts Magazine for including, HEY WALL: A Story of Art and Community, in their 2019 Illustration Awards Edition.

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7/26/19

By John Parra / July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Growing up reading, Choose Your Own Adventure Books were a staple of my childhood. I would seek them out in my local library, mall bookstore, or personal collection. They had great titles such as: The Cave of Time, Journey Under the Sea, and By Balloon to the Sahara, Written in second person point of view, with the reader required to make plot choices throughout, the stories brought a fun, game-like adventure to reading. I often had multiple adventures within the same book. I also loved the art of Don Hedin (aka Paul Granger), one of the series main illustrators. I often thought what my own children’s books might look like as part of the CYOA universe. Well, wonder no more, with these for fun, mash-up / mock-ups, I created combining my own illustrated children’s picture books and treated with the classic CYOA design. Hope you enjoy! https://www.cyoa.com/

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7/19/19

By John Parra / July 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Thank you for visiting the NEW johnparraart.com website. Feel free to take a tour and experience all the updates and good vibes!

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