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Award Winning Children's Books

Popular Authors and Illustrators

Provided here are a few popular authors and illustrators that have great award winning books. The books they are most famous for might not be available here at ELAC, but feel free to check our other location at South Gate, at other LACCD campuses, and at California State University, Los Angeles!

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Mo Willems

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Mo Willems is known mostly for his easy reader books that feature fun characters such as Pigeon, Elephant, and Pig.

Kadir Nelson

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Kadir Nelson's paintings highlight the accomplishments of history's well known icons such as Martin Luther King Jr.,Coretta Scott King, and Nelson Mandela.

Yuyi Morales

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Yuyi Morales is both an author and illustrator that celebrates the Latino culture.

Tedd Arnold

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As both a writer and illustrator, Tedd Arnold has published over 50 books and received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for "Hi! Fly Guy!" 

Ian Falconer

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This author/illustrator is well known for his rambunctious character Olivia.

Lois Lowry

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This American author has received two Newbery Medals for The Giver and Number the Stars.