Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up, and the forthcoming Hold Hands picture book and the Sweet Pea middle grade graphic novel detective series from First Second Books. Her work has received many accolades including: Best Children's Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews for Odd Duck, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012 for Bake Sale. Robot Dreams was a Texas Bluebonnet Award winner for 2008, Oprah's Kids' Reading List in 2008, Publisher's Weekly 150 Best Books of the Year, The American Library Association awards Notable Children's Book, named an NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts, Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the year, a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon title. Chicken and Cat was a 3x3 Magazine’s Silver Medalist for 2006, and a Parents' Choice Foundation Silver Medal for the Picture Book.
She was a recipient of the 2013 Maurice Sendak Fellowship and an Eisner nominee in 2014 .Sara currently teaches printmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York.