Brian Floca

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Brian Floca
Brian floca 2007.jpg
Floca in 2007
Born Temple, Texas, USA
Occupation Illustrator, writer
Nationality American
Genre Children's literature, picture books
Notable awards Caldecott Medal

Brian Floca is an American writer and illustrator of children's books.[1] He is best known for illustrating books written by Avi and for nonfiction picture books. In 2014, he won the Caldecott Medal for his book, Locomotive as well as the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Honor.[2]


Floca was born and raised in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Brown University in 1991, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.[3]

Published works[edit]

As writer and illustrator[edit]

As illustrator[edit]


  • Beatrice Black Bear – a regular feature in Click magazine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brian Floca Biography – Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Work in Progress, Sidelights". Brief Biographies. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  2. ^ And the Newbery, Caldecott award winners are..., Ashley Strickland, CNN, January 27, 2014
  3. ^ Brian Floca. "About". Brian Floca ( Retrieved 22 March 2010. 

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