Thursday, January 12, 2012

Focus on Children's Book Illustrator: Raul Colón

Hugs & Kisses. Watercolor & Pencil.
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Raul Colon (From here).
Artist, Raúl Colón, is a favorite illustrator. You may be familiar with his children's work or you may have seen a cover he illustrated for the New Yorker or saw his MTA mural at the 191st Street Subway Station in New York. His illustrations have earned numerous awards including multiple Pura Belpre Awards and The Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Award (twice). 

Grandma Brushing Hair. Watercolor & Pencil.
Appelt, Kathi. 2007. My Father’s House. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Viking Juvenile.
Archambault, John. 1997. Grandmother’s Garden. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Balan, Bruce. 1998. Buoy: Home at Sea. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Delacorte.
Bird Costume. Watercolor and Pencil.
4 Ballerinas. Watercolor and Pencil.
Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.  2012. Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books.

Woman with Rainbow Hair. Watercolor & Pencil.

Brown, Monica, 2007. My Name is Gabiot/Mi Llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez/La Vida De Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. Flagstaff, AZ: Rising Moon.
Burleigh, Robert. 2002. Pandora. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.
Sitting with Mami. Watercolor & Pencil.
Burleigh, Robert. 1999. Hercules. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.
Calhoun, Mary. 2001. A Shepard’s Gift. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Rayo.
Calhoun, Mary. 2001. El Regalo del Pastor. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Rayo.
Sitting with Papi. Watercolor & Pencil.


Colón, Edie. 2011. Good-bye Havana! Hola, New York. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Colón, Raúl. 2004. Orson Blasts Off! New York, NY: Atheneum.
Davis, C.L. 2001. The Christmas Barn. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: American Girl.
Cuperman, Pedro. 1996. Diario de viaje. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Fenner, Carol. 1997. Yolanda’s Genius. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Turtleback.
Gray, Libba Moore. 1999. My Mama Had a Dancing Heart. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Grimes, Nikki. 2004. What is Goodbye? Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Hyperion.
Holt, Kimberly Willis, 2001. Dancing in Cadillac Light. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Putnam.
Hopkinson, Deborah, 2012. Annie and Helen. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Schwartz & Wade.
Hopkinson, Deborah, 2002. A Band of Angels: A Story Inspired by the Jubilee Singers. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Aladdin.
The Wedding Rooster. Watercolor & Pencil.
Johnston, Tony. 2001. Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Blue Sky Press.
Martina the Cockroach. Watercolor & Pencil.
Martinez, Rueben. 2010. Once Upon a Time/Habia una vez: Traditional Latin American Tales/Cuentos tradicionales latinoamericanos. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Rayo.
McCourt, Frank. 2007. Angela and the Baby Jesus.  Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.
Looking at the Statue of Liberty. Watercolor & Pencil.
Abraham Took the Train. Watercolor and Pencil.


Michelson, Richard. 2008. As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Knopf.
Mora, Pat. 2005. Doña Flor: Un Cuento De Una Mujer Gigante Con Un Gran Corazon. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Knopf.
Mora, Pat. 2004. Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Knopf.

Cowboys & Indians. Mixed Media.
Mora, Pat. 2000. Tómas and the Library Lady. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Dragonfly Books.
Mora, Pat. 1997. Tómas y la Senora Biblioteca. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Dragonfly Books.
Pittman, Helena Clare. 2000. The Snowman’s Path. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Dial.
Posada, Jorge. 2010. Sí Puedes! Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Posada, Jorge. 2006. Play Ball! Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Reich, Susanna. 2005. José! Born to Dance: The Story of José Limon. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Robinet, Harriette Gillem. 2002. Walking to the Bus Rider Blues. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Aladdin.
San Succi, Robert D. 1998. A Weave of Words. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Scholastic.

My First Protest. Watercolor & Pencils.
They Won't Let Us In. Watercolor & Pencil.


Shelton, Paula Young. 2009. Child of the Civil Rights Movement. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Schwartz & Wade.
Spinelli, Eileen. 2003. Rise the Moon. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Dial.

Tropical Landscape. Watercolor & Pencil
Storace, Patricia. 2007. Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Hyperion.
Tamar, Rika. 1997. Alphabet City Ballet. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: HarperTrophy.
Thomas, Jane Resh. 1997. Celebration! Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Hyperion.
Turner, Ann Warren. 2000. Secrets from the Doll House. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Water Faucets. Pen & Ink & Watercolor
Wilson, Karma. 2007. How to Bake an American Pie. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Margaret K. McElderry.
Winter, Jonah. 2008. Roberto Clemente: Pride of Pittsburgh Pirates. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Atheneum.
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis. 1994. Always My Dad. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York, NY: Knopf.
Yolen, Jane. 2003. Mightier than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.

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