Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winners and Honor Titles Since 2001

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The Pot That Juan Built

Title: The Pot That Juan Built
By: Andrews-Goebel, Nancy
Published: 2002

2003 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: David Diaz
Call number: x738.092 Andre.N
Spanish edition (La Vasija que Juan Fabricó) call number: Spanish JPicture Andre.N


Across the Bay

Title: Across the Bay
By: Aponte, Carlos
Published: 2019

2020 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Carlos Aponte
Call number: JPicture Apont.C


César: ¡Sí, Se Puede!: Yes We Can!

Title: César: ¡Sí, Se Puede!: Yes We Can!
By: Bernier-Grand, Carmen
Published: 2003

2004 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: David Diaz
Call number: x811 Berni.C


Diego: Bigger Than Life

Title: Diego: Bigger Than Life
By: Bernier-Grand, Carmen
Published: 2009

2010 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: David Diaz
Call number: xBiog River.D Berni.C


Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Title: Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
By: Brown, Monica
Published: 2017

2018 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: John Parra
Call number: xBiog Kahlo.F Brown.M
Spanish edition (Frida Kahlo y Sus Animalitos) call number: Spanish xBiog Kahlo.F Brown.B


Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina

Title: Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina
By: Brown, Monica
Published: 2011

2012 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Sara Palacios
Call number: Spanish JPicture Brown.M


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez

Title: My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez
By: Brown, Monica
Published: 2007

2008 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Raúl Colón
Call number: Spanish xBiog Garci.G Brown.M
Spanish edition (Conoce a Gabriel García Márquez) call number: Spanish xBiog Garci.G Brown.M


Sharuko : el arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello = Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello

Title: Sharuko : el arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello = Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello
By: Brown, Monica
Published: 2020

2021 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Elisa Chivarri
Call number: currently on order


Tito Puente: Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

Title: Tito Puente: Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo
By: Brown, Monica
Published: 2013

2014 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Rafael López
Call number: Spanish xBiog Puent.T Brown.M


Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (Lowriders Volume 2)

Title: Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (Lowriders Volume 2)
By: Camper, Cathy
Published: 2016

2017 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Raúl the III (Raúl Gonzalez)
Call number: JGraphic Campe.C
1st in series: Lowriders in Space


Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games

Title: Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games
By: Delacre, Lulu
Published: 2004

2006 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Lula Delacre
Call number: Spanish x398.3 Delac.L


Islandborn

Title: Islandborn
By: Díaz, Junot
Published: 2018

2019 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Leo Espinosa
Call number: JPicture Diaz.J
Spanish edition (Lola) call number: Spanish JPicture Diaz.J


Maria Had a Little Llama/María Tenía Una Llamita

Title: Maria Had a Little Llama/María Tenía Una Llamita
By: Dominguez, Angela
Published: 2013

2014 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Angela Dominguez
Call number: Spanish JPicture Domin.A


Papá and Me

Title: Papá and Me
By: Dorros, Arthur
Published: 2008

2009 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Rudy Gutierrez
Call number: JPicture Dorros.A


Little Roja Riding Hood

Title: Little Roja Riding Hood
By: Elya, Susan Middleton
Published: 2014

2015 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Susan Guevara
Call number: x398.2 Elya.S


La Princesa and the Pea

Title: La Princesa and the Pea
By: Elya, Susan Middleton
Published: 2017

2018 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Juana Martinez-Neal
Call number: Spanish JPicture Elya.S


Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Title: Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
By: Engle, Margarita
Published: 2019

2020 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Rafael López
Call number: xBiog Carre.T Engle.M


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

Title: Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
By: Engle, Margarita
Published: 2015

2016 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Rafael López
Call number: x786.9 Engle.M


The Storyteller's Candle/La Velita de Los Cuentos

Title: The Storyteller's Candle/La Velita de Los Cuentos
By: González, Lucía
Published: 2008

2009 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Lulu Delacre
Call number: Spanish JPicture Gonza.L


Boogie Boogie Y'All

Title: Boogie Boogie Y'All
By: Esperanza, C.G.
Published: 2021

2021 Illustrator Honor

Call number: JPicture Esper.C


May Your Life Be Deliciosa

Title: May Your Life Be Deliciosa
By: Genhart, Michael
Published: 2021

2022 Illustrator Honor

Illustrator: Loris Lora

Call number: JPicture Genha.M


My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo

Title: My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo
By: Gonzalez, Maya Christina
Published: 2007

2008 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Maya Christina Gonzalez
Call number: Spanish JPicture Gonza.M


All Around Us

Title: All Around Us
By: Gonzalez, Xelena
Published: 2017

2018 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Adriana M. Garcia
Call number: JPicture Gonza.X


My Abuelita

Title: My Abuelita
By: Johnston, Tony
Published: 2009

2010 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: JPicture Johns.T


Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Title: Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
By: Krull, Kathleen
Published: 2003

2004 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: xBiog Chave.C Krull.K
Spanish edition (Cosechando esperanza: La historia de César Chávez) call number:
Spanish xBiog Chave.C Krull.K


When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana

Title: When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana
By: Mahin, Michael
Published: 2018

2019 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Jose Ramirez
Call number: xBiog Santa.C Mahin.M


Mango, Abuela and Me

Title: Mango, Abuela and Me
By: Medina, Meg
Published: 2015

2016 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Angela Dominguez
Call number: JPicture Medin.M
Spanish edition (Mango, Abuela y Yo) call number: Spanish JPicture Medin.M


Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Title: Los Gatos Black on Halloween
By: Montes, Marisa
Published: 2006

2008 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: JPicture Monte.M (Holiday section: Halloween)


Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folktale

Title: Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folktale
By: Montes, Marisa
Published: 2000

2002 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Joe Cepada
Call number: x398.6 Monte.M


Book Fiesta: Celebrate Children's Day Book Day/Celebremos El Día de Los Niños El Día de Los Libros

Title: Book Fiesta: Celebrate Children's Day Book Day/Celebremos El Día de Los Niños El Día de Los Libros
By: Mora, Pat
Published: 2009

2010 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Rafael López
Call number: Spanish JPicture Mora.P


Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Woman with a Great Big Heart

Title: Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Woman with a Great Big Heart
By: Mora, Pat
Published: 2005

2006 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Raul Colón
Call number: JPicture Mora.P
Spanish edition (Doña Flor: Un Cuento de una Mujer Gigante con un Grande Corazón) call number:
Spanish JPicture Mora.P


Gracias-Thanks

Title: Gracias-Thanks
By: Mora, Pat
Published: 2009

2010 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: John Parra
Call number: Spanish JPicture Mora.P


Bright Star

Title: Bright Star
By: Morales, Yuyi
Published: 2021

2022 Illustrator Honor

Call Number: JPicture Moral.Y


Dreamers

Title: Dreamers
By: Morales, Yuyi
Published: 2018

2019 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: xBiog Moral.Y Moral.Y
Spanish edition (Soñadores) call number: Spanish xBiog Moral.Y Moral.Y


Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

Title: Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
By: Morales, Yuyi
Published: 2003

2004 Illustrator Award
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: x398.6 Mexico Moral.Y


Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

Title: Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book
By: Morales, Yuyi
Published: 2008

2009 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: Spanish JPicture Moral.Y


Niño Wrestles the World

Title: Niño Wrestles the World
By: Morales, Yuyi
Published: 2013

2014 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: JPicture Moral.Y


Viva Frida

Title: Viva Frida
By: Morales, Yuyi
Published: 2014

2015 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Call number: Spanish xBiog Kahlo.F Moral.Y


Me, Frida

Title: Me, Frida
By: Novesky, Amy
Published: 2010

2011 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: David Diaz
Call number: xBiog Kahlo. Noves.A


First Day in Grapes

Title: First Day in Grapes
By: Pérez, L. King
Published: 2002

2004 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Robert Casilla
Call number: JPicture Perez.L


De aquí como el coquí

Title: De aquí como el coquí
By: Perez, Nomar
Published: 2021

2022 Illustrator Honor

Call number: Spanish JPicture Perez.N


My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Title: My Papi Has a Motorcycle
By: Quintero, Isabel
Published: 2019

2020 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Zeke Peña
Call number: JPicture Quint.I
Spanish edition (Mi Papi Tiene una Moto) call number: Spanish JPicture Quint.I


¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge

Title: ¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge
By: Raúl The Third
Published: 2021

2022 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Raúl The Third
Call number: JPicture Raul


¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat

Title: ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat
By: Raúl The Third
Published: 2020

2021 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Raúl The Third
Call number: JPicture Raul


¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

Title: ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market
By: Raúl the Third (Raul Gonzalez)
Published: 2019

2020 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Raúl the Third (Raul Gonzalez)
Call number: JPicture Raul


My Tata's Remedies/Los Remedios de Mi Tata

Title: My Tata's Remedies/Los Remedios de Mi Tata
By: Rivera-Ashford, Roni Capin
Published: 2015

2016 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Antonio Castro
Call number: Spanish JPicture River.R


Martín de Porres : the Rose in the Desert

Title: Martín de Porres : the Rose in the Desert
By: Schmidt, Gary D.
Published: 2012

2013 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: David Diaz
Call number: xBiog Martin Schmi.G


Chato and the Party Animals

Title: Chato and the Party Animals
By: Soto, Gary
Published: 2000

2002 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Susan Guevera
Call number: JPicture Soto.G


Fiesta Babies

Title: Fiesta Babies
By: Tafolla, Carmen
Published: 2010

2011 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Amy Córdova
Call number: JPicture Tafol.C


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

Title: What Can You Do with a Rebozo?
By: Tafolla, Carmen
Published: 2008

2009 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Amy Córdova
Call number: JPicture Tafol.C


Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors

Title: Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
By: Thong, Roseanne
Published: 2014

2015 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: John Parra
Call number: JPicture Thong.R


Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

Title: Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2010

2011 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Call number: JPicture Tonat.D


Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

Title: Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2011

2012 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Call number: xBiog River.D Tonat.D


Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Title: Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2015

2016 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Call number: xBiog Posad.J Tonat.D


Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale

Title: Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2013

2014 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Call number: JPicture Tonat.D


The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes

Title: The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2016

2017 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Call number: x398.20897 Tonat.D


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

Title: Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2014

2015 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Call number: x379.263 Tonat.D


The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

Title: The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
By: Vamos, Samantha R.
Published: 2011

2012 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Rafael López
Call number: JPicture Vamos.S


Grandma's Gift

Title: Grandma's Gift
By: Velasquez, Eric
Published: 2010

2011 Illustrator Winner
Illustrator: Eric Velasquez
Call number: JPicture Velas.E (Holiday section: Christmas)


Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist

Title: Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist
By: Wood, Susan
Published: 2016

2017 Illustrator Honor
Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Call number: xBiog Esqui.J Wood.S
Spanish edition (¡Esquivel! Un Artista del Sonido de la Era Espacial) call number:
Spanish xBiog Esqui.J Wood.S


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