Lulu Delacre

Bilingual Author and Illustrator of Children's Books Since 1980

Selected Works Publishers give deep discounts on books for an author's visit

2013 • English Hardcover • Lee & Low Books • ISBN: 978-1-60060-882-7 • $11.95 
2011 • Large Format Boardbook for Autistic Children /Special Needs /Early Childhood • Lee & Low Books • ISBN:978-1-60060-460-7 • $20.00 
2008 • English Hardcover • Lee & Low Books • ISBN: 978-1-60060-242-9 • $19.95 Order directly from Lee & Low
2008 • Bilingual Hardcover • Children's Book Press available from Lee and Low Books • ISBN-13: 978-0-89239-222-3 ISBN-10: 0-89239-222-3 • $18.95
Rafi and Rosi• 2004 • HarperCollins • Out-of-Print in all versions • Available as an e-book from uTalesRafi and Rosi: Carnival! • 2006 • HarperCollins • Out-of-Print in all versions • Coming soon as an e-book!
2004 • Bilingual Hardcover • Lee & Low Books • 1-584-30-159-7 • $16.95 • 2006 • Bilingual CD • Lee & Low Books • 1-60060-1235 • $12.95
2002 • Bilingual • Millbrook Press • Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Primary Grades • To order: Lerner Costumer Service at 1-800-328-4929
2000 • English Edition Trade Paperback • 078-0-545-43098-2 • $6.99 Cuentos con sazón 2001 • Spanish Edition Paperback • Scholastic • 0-439-22649-X • $4.50
1996 •English Paperback • Scholastic • 0-439-24398-X • $5.99 De oro y esmeraldas: Mitos, leyendas y cuentos populares de Latinoamérica1996 • Spanish Edition Paperback • Scholastic • 0-590-67684-9 • $6.99
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How Far Do You Love Me?

“... a seven continent nod to spectacular geographic places that are as majestic as love itself."— Horn Book Guide

"... a new classic is born." – Katie Cunningham, Assistant Professor at Manhattanville College

“the illustrations are absolutely breathtaking!... a new family classic...”— WriterMom’sBlog



"Small and reminiscent of the emotional feel of The Runaway Bunny, this is an intimate bedtime book with a global theme."—Kirkus Reviews


" This topic is similarly explored in many classic picture books such as Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You and Margaret Wise Brown’s Runaway Bunny, but the multicultural worldview is unique."—School Library Journal


"A warm portrait of universal parental love....Lyrical responses combine with stunning double page illustrations.... tender book."—PBS Reading Rockets

“Delacre affirms that ‘how far do you love me?’ will always be a shared, unbound journey of endless love.—Smithsonian BookDragon

“...soft pastels and free style poetic language...”— IRA Reading Today Online

“I loved the different beautiful locations and the fact that fathers were also included.”—The European Mama

"Another work worthy of notable recognition.”—Mamiverse

"A peaceful bedtime story."—Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D., Children's Literature

"Delacre has rewarded parents and young children with a stellar bedtime story."—Books of Wonder and Wisdom.

"A wonderful book to share with a special child at bed time or anytime."—Texas Library Lady

“Lulu Delacre’s prose is almost as majestic as the illustrations she created.”— Kids Book Ratings

"Here’s a book Kate Middleton might read to her new baby."—An Unconventional Librarian

"A fantastic spin on the proverbial ‘I love you to the moon and back’." —Goodreads

“They say that picture books are a child’s first introduction to art, and this book is a great example.” — It’s a Writer’s Life

“Perfect for preschoolers.”—I’m Not the Nanny


About the Art




Throughout the years I’ve had the opportunity to travel to many countries visiting places of breathtaking beauty. Many of these places have remained forever imprinted in my mind and heart. I used the images in my memory as well as photos I had taken in my travels to create the large format soft pastel illustrations.


I spent many days over each piece, transported by the art to memorable places and fascinating peoples I had once visited.

Latinidad Best Latino Books for 2013

USBBY List 2014 Books to Celebrate International Children’s Book Day

Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2013


"Recommended."—PragmaticMom

NEW How Far Do You Love Me? Creating Your Own Journey of Love in Words and Pictures 1 hour. Learn to play the game that gave birth to the book! A reading of the poem; a slide show explaining the illustration process; brainstorming with participants of the far away places love can reach. With the host’s art materials, Lulu guides family units in creating literary and visual images to set on paper and take home. A parent/​child creative workshop perfect for libraries, art museums, and children’s hospitals art programs.