Joe Cepeda received his BFA from California State University, Long Beach, and also studied engineering at Cornell University. He has illustrated more than 35 book jackets and picture books, which have received many honors including Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Parenting Magazine‘s Reading Magic Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, Texas Library Association 2×2 Reading List, ALA Notable Books, and Child Magazine‘s Best Book of the Year. Joe illustrated Hey, Hay by Christy Mihaly, ¡Vamonos! Let’s Go! by René Colato Laínez,and Swing Sisters by Karen Deans. He both wrote and illustrated two I Like to Read books—Up and I Dig. Joe received an American Library Association Pura Belprè Honor and the Recognition of Merit Award from the George G. Stone Center for Children’s Books. He latest book is I See! He lives in Southern California.
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