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Valorie Fisher

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Valorie Fisher is the creator of Everything I Need To Know Before I Turn Five, When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy, How High Can a Dinosaur Count? , Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears and My Big Brother and My Big Sister (both Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winners) . She is the illustrator of The Fantastic 5 &10¢ Store by J. Patrick Lewis and the Moxy Maxwell series of books by Peggy Gifford.

"a great mix of elegance and goofiness" and "guaranteed fun" wrote School Library Journal in two starred reviews

"sassy" starred review Publisher's...

Yuyi Morales

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Born in Mexico and raised among giant grandmothers, mossy house walls, and rampaging feral gardens, Yuyi Morales fostered a strong bond with the magical stories that ran in her family. Since having immigrated to the USA in 1994, she has drawn from her family's legacy and her heritage to create some of the most celebrated Latino works for children's books.

Yuyi is the 2004 winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Illustration for her book Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book as well as the 2008 winner for Los Gatos Black on Halloween (written by Marissa Montes) , given to a Latino illustrator...