Brigette Barrager

Brigette Barrager is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling artist who has illustrated more than 20 children's books. She is best known for her growing UNI THE UNICORN series (with stories written by the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal and now her daughter, Paris). Brigette's HOW TO BE A PIRATE, written by Isaac Fitzgerald, was featured on The Today Show and received praise from some of the children's book industry's most admired bookmakers, including Jacqueline Woodson, Jon Scieszka, Roxane Gay, and Jason Reynolds. Brigette has recently authored two of her own picture books: VLAD THE RAD (inspired by her skateboard-loving husband) and WELCOME FLOWER CHILD: THE MAGIC OF YOUR BIRTH FLOWER (which received a star in the upcoming issue of School Library Journal). Brigette earned a degree in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, where she teaches. Within her work, Brigette brings distinctive characters to life through her unique sensibilities in color, shape, and composition. She is always in search of stories that are both emotionally resonant and whimsical. Brigette lives and works in Los Angeles with her handsome husband Sean, a grumpy little dog, and two rascally gray kitties.

digital, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, marker (mostly digital though)

tea, vintage clothes, book collecting, traveling, and dogs




The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Princess Matching Game
CHEER: Confessions of a Wannabe Cheerleader, 5 book series
Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain?
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Money
Uni the Unicorn
Sleeping Cinderella and other Princess Mix-Ups
Louise Trapeze is Totally 100% Fearless
Louise Trapeze Did NOT Lose the Juggling Chickens 
The Orchard Book of Ballet Stories for the Very Young
The Secret Garden
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True
My Wish For You
Vlad the Rad
Fred’s Big Feelings
How to be a Pirate
Welcome Flower Child: The Magic of Your Birth Flower
The Nice Dream Truck



2021 CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People (Fred’s Big Feelings)
New York Times Bestseller (Uni the Unicorn)
2018 Christopher Award (Pocket Full of Colors)
2017 Society of Illustrators Original Art Selection (Pocket Full of Colors)

Harmony and Echo (Random House, Spring 2023)
How Lucille Ball Did it All (Abrams, Fall 2023)