Colorín Colorado…: Author study, Eric Velasquez

| May 4, 2012

About the Author:

Eric is a native new yorker of Afro-Puertorican heritage.  He grew up in Harlem and uses much of his childhood memories as centerpieces for his books.  He earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1983.

Books at TC:

Champion: The story of Muhammad Ali

Curr GV1132.A44 H36 2002 (2nd, floor)

Author: Jim Haskins:  Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 5.0

Grandma’s gift

Juv PZ7.V4878 Gpn 2010, 2nd floor

Author and Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 5.3

Houdini: World’s greatest mystery man and escape king

Curr GV1545.H8 K73 2005, (2nd floor)

Author: Kathleen Krull ;  Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 5.8

Journey to Jo’burg: A South African story

Juv PZ7.N1384 Jo 1985, 2nd floor

Author: Beverley Naidoo ; Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 4.6

Liberty Street

Juv PZ7.R1743 Li 2003, 2nd floor

Author: Candice Ransom; Illustrator:  Eric Velasquez

Reading level: –

Rosetta, Rosetta, sit by me!

Juv PZ7.W1785 Ro 2004, 2nd floor

Author: Linda Walvoord; illustrated: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 4.1

A season for mangoes

Juv PZ7.H1989 Se 2005, 2nd floor

Author: Regina Hanson; illustrator:  Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 3.6

The skirt

Juv PZ7.S7242 Sk 1992, 2nd floor

Author: Gary Soto; Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 4.7

The sound that jazz makes

Curr ML3506 .W42 2000, 2nd floor

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 4.3

A sweet smell of roses

Juv PZ7.J629 Swe 2005, 2nd flroo

Author: Angela Johnson; Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 3.4

Tanya and the Tobo Man: A story for children entering therapy

Curr RJ504.15 .K66 1991, 2nd floor

Author: Lesley Koplow; Illustrator: Eric Velasquez

Reading level: 4.3