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Isabel Roxas illustrations, 2016-2017


Held at: Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Isabel Roxas is an illustrator, designer, aspiring ceramicist and avid reader.

She was born in Manila, Philippines, was raised on luscious mangoes, old wives’ tales, and monsoon moons. She now works in a former pencil factory in Brooklyn where she writes and illustrates stories, designs books and creates small objects in clay and resin.

She has illustrated several books for young readers, including Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown (Sterling Books, 2014), and Day at the Market by May Tobias-Papa (Adarna House, 2008), winner of the Philippine National Book Award.

Isabel is a frequent contributor to Babybug and Ladybug Magazine. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, HOW Magazine and 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.


Isabel Roxas, Online Portfolio,, accessed: 2017 June 9

This collection consists of artwork created by children's illustrator Isabel Roxas.

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Unless noted at the item level, pieces in this collection were gifted to the Free Library of Philadelphia by Isabel Roxas.

Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Christopher A. Brown
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers by appointment. Please contact the Curator for information on access.

Use Restrictions

The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.

Some of the materials in this collection may be too fragile for use without the Curator’s supervision.

Collection Inventory

Map Case 2 Drawer 8 Folder 1
Lights off, lift off! - postcard.
Map Case 1 Drawer 2 Folder 12
Girl with Mushroom - postcard.
Map Case 1 Drawer 2 Folder 12
Boo-La-La Witch Spa - postcard, circa 2015.
Map Case 1 Drawer 2 Folder 12
clrc000689. Thank You note, 2017.
Map Case 1 Drawer 2 Folder 14

Let Me Finish sticker, 2016.
Map Case 2 Drawer 10 Folder 10
clrc000690. Let Me Finish bookplate, 2016.
Map Case 1 Drawer 2 Folder 13
clrc000688. Beep! Zine, 2016.
Map Case 1 Drawer 2 Folder 11

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