Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is an American author and artist of children's books, for which she has often appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List and won the Caldecott Medal twice, the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, the Empire State Award for "Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature", the Massachusetts Reading Association Award for "Body of Work and Contribution to Children's Literature", and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor twice.

Early life[edit]

Seeger grew up on Long Island, New York, with her parents, Vera and Phil, brothers, Billy and Tommy, sister, Linda, and both grandmothers. She began drawing at two years old and never stopped.[citation needed]


She earned her BFA degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at Purchase SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York. She then moved to Manhattan and began a career as an animator, artist, designer and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and won an Emmy Award for an NBC Special opening animation.[citation needed]

Seeger has been an artist and a writer for as long as she can remember and has always wanted to make picture books for children. In the fifth grade, she’d written an essay that stated with absolute certainty that she was born to make picture books. By that time, she had written and illustrated her own little library. Over the years, she continued to make books of all shapes and sizes and several years ago, she decided it was time to try to get some of her books published. She was fortunate to have met her editor, Neal Porter, almost immediately.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Seeger lives in Rockville Centre, Long Island, with her husband, Chris Arley Seeger, their two sons, Drew Alexander Seeger and Dylan Matthew Seeger, and their dog, Copper, the star of Laura's "Dog and Bear" series. She enjoys painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.[citation needed]


  • Dog and Bear - Tricks and Treats, 2014
  • Bully, 2013
  • Green, 2012
  • What if?, 2010
  • Dog and Bear - Three to Get Ready, 2009
  • One Boy, 2008
  • Dog and Bear - Two's Company, 2008
  • First the Egg, 2007
  • Dog and Bear - Two Friends, Three Stories, 2007
  • Black? White! Day? Night!, 2006
  • Walter was Worried, 2005
  • Lemons Are Not Red, 2004
  • The Hidden Alphabet, 2003
  • I Had a Rooster, 2001


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