Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children’s book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal. He won the 2016 Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, both for lifetime achievement; he has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times and the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

He has served as Norman Rockwell Museum’s Artist Laureate, and was also the first children’s book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers publishes a boutique, acclaimed picture book list featuring a wide variety of topics, genres, and art styles. The award judges from our publishing team include senior-level art directors and editors with decades of experience, all of whom have worked on multiple Caldecott award recipients, national bestsellers, classic children’s book characters, and New York Times Best Illustrated Books. With approximately two dozen new hardcover titles per year, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers’ carefully curated collection of picture books seeks to balance depth, diversity, and genuine child appeal to create accessible stories worthy of multiple readings.

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