April 23, 2018

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Riding High: Brian Floca on the Remarkable Process Behind His Caldecott-winning ‘Locomotive’

In SLJ’s cover story, we visited Brian Floca at his Brooklyn studio, where the author illustrator shared the backstory of his award-winning picture book Locomotive and what he might wear to the June banquet.

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JLG Selections Score Big at ALA Youth Media Awards

Junior Library Guild has called it: of the Youth Media Award winner and honor books, 35 were JLG selections.

DiCamillo, Floca Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

Elated shouts and cheers followed the announcements of each winner of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards for books published 2013, presented on January 27. Kate DiCamillo and Brian Floca took the top prizes—the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

Full Steam Ahead with Brian Floca | Interview

With a rattle and a roll, award-winning author and artist Brian Floca takes readers on a ride across the country on the Transcontinental Railroad in ‘Locomotive,’ a September publication from Simon & Schuster.