Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a 2-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a 2-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of the Empire State Award for "Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature".

Laura’s paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the New York Public Library, and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art.

Laura 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. She earned her BFA degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at 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 opening animation for an NBC Special.

 Laura 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. They are now starting work on their sixteenth book together and have plans for many more.

Laura lives in Rockville Centre, New York, with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper, the star of her "Dog and Bear" series. She loves painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family and friends. She takes long walks at the beach each day and paints in her studio each night. 


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Author and illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger discusses hew new book, Bully.

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Dog and Bear Fan Video!

Produced and directed by 12-year-old Dylan Seeger. Based on the children's book, DOG AND BEAR, by (his mom) Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

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The Hidden Alphabet - Animated Trailer

From A through Z, author and artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger dazzles her readers with new and different ways of thinking about our alphabet. Enjoy this movie with little ones - and old ones, too.

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Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats
Dog and Bear Series
Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book

Ready for a treat? How about a trick or two? Dog and Bear are back in three new Halloween stories that are sure to delight their many fans and win them new...


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Available 8/12/2014
Bully

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book

Bully doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he's been taught: Chicken! Slow poke!...


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Green

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book

Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the "Queen of the concept book"—an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the...


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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
Dog and Bear Series
Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
A Neal Porter Book

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories is the 2007 winner of the Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.


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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories (My Readers Level 2)
My Readers
Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

A classic story from award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book First the Egg, now repackaged in a brand-new...


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The Hidden Alphabet

Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Illustrated by the author
A Neal Porter Book

Open this unusual book and you'll be greeted by a striking image of an arrowhead, surrounded by a simple black frame. Lift the frame and the arrowhead will be...


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What If?

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book

MULTIPLE STORIES . . . MULTIPLE STORIES. A story about choices from the "Queen of the Concept Book."—The Horn Book WHAT IF a boy found a beach ball and...


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Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready
Dog and Bear Series
written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book

Uh-oh. Bear's head is stuck in a bucket. Oh, my. Oh, no. Fortunately Bear's good friend Dog is there to rescue him. Dog pulls, and he pulls, and he pulls—and...


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One Boy

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
A Neal Porter Book

A CLASSIC IN THE MAKING FROM THE 2008 CALDECOTT HONOR WINNER ONE BOY is a perfect example of why Kirkus Reviews calls Laura Vaccaro Seeger the “emerging...


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Dog and Bear: Two's Company
Dog and Bear Series
Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
A Neal Porter Book

WHAT'S BETTER THAN ONE DOG AND BEAR BOOK? TWO! In three new stories, the two dearest of friends celebrate Bear's birthday, have their first falling out,...


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First the Egg

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
A Neal Porter Book

WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to...


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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
Dog and Bear Series
Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
A Neal Porter Book

Laura Vaccaro Seeger's highly praised concept books have introduced children to colors, opposites, emotions, and the alphabet. Now she guides children on the...


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Walter Was Worried

By Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illustrated by the author
Square Fish

Opposite the simple declarative sentence, "Walter was worried" is a portrait of a very worried Walter. But wait! The letters that spell out his feelings form...


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Lemons Are Not Red

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illustrated by the author
Square Fish

Lemons are not Red. Apples are red. Lemons are yellow. . . . Clever cutouts in the pages make a simple, original, and utterly beguiling introduction to...


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