Hello! I’m Paula Franco and I’m a children’s book illustrator living in Rosario, Argentina.

I studied Illustration & Graphic Design at  Instituto Superior Comunicación Visual (ISCV Fundación Rosario Diseño).  After graduating, I lived in the Republic of San Marino for two years where  I worked as an illustrator and graphic designer until I decided to follow  my true passion, children’s book illustration.

I signed with my agent in 2011 and have been working with many wonderful publishers in the United States, Europe, and South America ever since.

My work has been featured  in the New York Times Children’s Best Seller list and has been awarded a  Kirkus Star and a School Library Journal Star.

I work from my studio office at home alongside my four lovely mixed-breed rescue dogs. They are my noisy office assistants!





Simon & Schuster



Running Press Kids

Holiday House

Abdo Publishing



Oxford University Press

Cambridge University Press

American Reading Company

Pearson UK

Pearson US


C J Fallon

Educational Company of Ireland

Hinkler Books

Holland Publishing

PRH Alfaguara

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