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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Illustrator
    Mia Posada
    Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived until 2007 when she moved back to Minneapolis with her husband and children. Mia has written and illustrated five books: Dandelions: Stars in the Grass, Ladybugs: Red, Fiery and Bright, Robins: Songbirds of Spring, Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg, and Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks. She also illustrated Dazzling Dragonflies by Linda Glaser.
    Awards
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    SSLI Book Award
    Science Books &
    Films Best Books
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Grand Canyon Reader Award
    ILA Teacher's Choices
    Independent Publisher Book Award
    Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
    Minnesota Book Award
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    SSLI Book Award
    ILA Children's and Young Adult's Book Award
    National Outdoor Book Awards
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    SSLI Book Award
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    School Library Journal Best Book
    Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award
    Book Links Lasting Connection
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Cybils
    Kirkus Best Children's Books
    Maryland Blue Crab Award
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    NYC Reads 365 Recommended Reading List
    Riverby Award
    Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
    Chickadee Award Nominee
    ILA Teacher's Choices
    5 questions for Mia Posada
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    The Monster’s Nose Was Cold by Joan Hanson
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "And it was still hot." --Where the Wild Things Are
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Steve Jenkins, Melissa Sweet, Sylvia Long
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I love to illustrate and to educate. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my mother who was also an author and illustrator.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Try to develop your unique voice or style, while thinking about what subjects kids, and also parents or teachers, would be interested in.