Brian Floca

Brian Floca

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Locomotive, winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (revised and expanded in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing); Lightship; The Racecar Alphabet; and Five Trucks. His most recent book is Keeping the City Going, a tribute to healthcare and other essential workers who stayed on the streets and on the job during the Covid-19 pandemic, published in April, 2021. Brian has illustrated Avi's Poppy Stories series, including the series' newest addition, Ragweed & Poppy; Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring; Laura Amy Schlitz's Princess Cora and the Crocodile; and Hawk Rising, by Maria Gianferrari. In addition to the Caldecott Medal, Brian's books have received four Robert F. Sibert Honor awards for distinguished informational books, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, and have twice been selected for the annual New York Times Best Illustrated Books list.
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