Brian Floca

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Brian Floca
Brian Floca 2017.jpg
Floca at the 2017 Texas Book Festival
Born Temple, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Illustrator, writer
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.



  1. ^ "Brian Floca Biography – Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Work in Progress, Sidelights". Brief Biographies. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c And the Newbery, Caldecott award winners are..., Ashley Strickland, CNN, May 8, 2016
  3. ^ Brian Floca. "About". Brian Floca ( Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners (Irma Black Award)". Bank Street College of Education. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 

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