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Sonia Sánchez


Award-winning illustrator SONIA SÁNCHEZ paints with both traditional and digital brushes using layers of texture in her work to evoke emotion and movement. Her debut picture book, HERE I AM (Capstone), received two starred reviews and was nominated for the Eisner Award in the category of Best Painter interior art. Sonia’s art has twice been selected for the prestigious Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. She lives with her husband, son, and a sleepyhead cat in a blue house near the Mediterranean Sea.

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Sonia’s Bookshelf:

A Crazy-Much Love
by Joy Jordan-Lake, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Amazon Two Lions, Fall 2019)

Raisins and Almonds
by Susan Tarcov, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Kar Ben, Spring 2019)

The Little Red Fort
by Brenda Maier, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Scholastic Press, 2018)

The Curious Cares of Bears
by Douglass Florian, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(little bee books, 2017)

Sister Day!
by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Paula Wiseman Books, 2017)
“Sweet, upbeat, and refreshing.” —Kirkus Reviews
• a 2018 Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, 2018.

Green Green: A Community Gardening Story
by Marie Lamba and Baldev Lamba, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(FSG, 2017)
• A Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2017 selection
• CBC NCTE Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2018

The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits
by Douglass Florian, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(little bee books, 2016)
★ School Library Journal starred review
• A Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2017 selection

Here I Am
by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Capstone / Picture Window Books, 2013)
• A KIRKUS Best Book of the Year
★ Starred review from Kirkus
*”Sánchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It’s The Arrival for younger readers.”–Kirkus Starred Review
★ Starred review from Publishers Weekly
• Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award in the category of Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art). See the full list of nominated titles here.
• Feature on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast  blog.
• A Junior Library Guild Selection (JLG) Selection.
• Review from the New York Times Book Review.
“Kim and Sánchez bring to their lively pages the heightened perceptions of the recently arrived. From the startling whoosh of pigeons’ wings to the click of coins deposited in a parking meter to the reflective shine of the polished airport floor, everything in this new world is worth noticing. ” —NYT

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Such a happy mail delivery this week! New books by Diana Toledano @dianatoledano and Joyce Wan @joycewanbooks #pollydiamond #dreambig #joycewan #dianatoledano #yellow #womenillustrators #kidlitart #alicekuipers #boardbooks #illustration ❤️❤️❤️
Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms, daughters, aunts, godmothers & sisters out there! Art by Brooke Smart @brookesmartillustration ・・・ Brooke writes— Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful moms out there! Mine has been such a good one. My girl brought me breakfast in bed: a peanut butter and honey sandwich, some mint chocolate chip smashmallows, and water - all at 6:00 am! Ha, the best! So grateful to be her mama! And I’m excited for what’s coming next for our little family. Illustration for some lovely Dutch books that I will share this week. 👩‍👧❤️😍
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Happy book birthday to POLLY DIAMOND illustrated by Diana Toledano. This book is magical in so many ways! 😘 Follow Diana @dianatoledano #Repost @dianatoledano ・・・ Diana writes: Happy book-birthday! The second book on the Polly Diamond series is out today! Yay! ••• #childrensbookillustration #kidlitart #ilustracion #dianatoledano #illustrationartists #womenwhodraw #pollydiamond #ilustracioninfantil #childrensbook #bookbirthday #raisingreaders #chapterbooks
A huge congrats to author-illustrator Kari Percival for winning 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award AND the NESCBWI Peter Davis Emerging Illustrator Scholarship at #nescbwi!!! Follow Kari at @karipercival . Kari writes: ・・・ "'Thank you very much,' said the Scarecrow, when he had been set down on the ground. 'I feel like a new man.' " - L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, 1900. I am so humbled to discover I've won the 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award at this year's NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA! Thank you, R. Michelson Gallery, NESCBW, Friends with Words and Crash Test Picture Book DummiesI! I am so grateful for the opportunity and recognition. #nescbwi #kidlitart #wizardofoz #childrensbookillustration #nescbwi19 #scbwi #scbwiillustrators #oz #yellowbrickroad #karipercival #childrensillustration #kidlit #kidlitillustration #friendswithwords #womenillustrators
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