i write children's books.

i wear hats.

 

My BOOKS

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TINY T. REX AND THE IMPOSSIBLE HUG
Chronicle Books (Out Now!)
Illustrated by Jay Fleck
 

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LLAMA DESTROYS THE WORLD

Macmillan (Out Now!)
Illustrated by Heather Fox

 

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TINY T. REX AND THE VERY DARK DARK
Chronicle Books (Out March 3rd)
Illustrated by Jay Fleck
 

LLAMA UNLEASHES THE ALPACALYPSE

Macmillan (Out May 5th)
Illustrated by Heather Fox

 

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DON'T FEED THE COOS

Macmillan (Out Now!)

Illustrated by Heather Fox

 

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THE NIGHT IS FOR DARKNESS

HarperCollins (Out June 2nd)

Illustrated by Joseph Kuefler

 

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SANTA BABY

Macmillan (Out September 8th)

Illustrated by Heather Fox

 

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More coming 2020

Coming 2021...

BUTTS ARE EVERYWHERE
Penguin (Out September 29th)

Illustrated by Heather Fox

 

BEAR IS A BEAR (HarperCollins)

Illustrated by Dan Santat

 

THE MOUSE THAT CARRIED A HOUSE
ON HIS BACK 
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Candlewick) 

Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

 

FITZ & CLEO (Macmillan) graphic novel series 

Illustrated by Heather Fox

 

 

ME

Hi! My name is Jonathan and I write books for kids. Storytelling brings me so much joy, and my hope is that my stories will give readers joy too! Here is a little more about me:

What do you do when you're not writing?

- I read A LOT 
- I play with my french bulldog (Hugo)
- I like to find ways to cheer people up
- I draw silly things
- I swing dance
- I watch old movies
- I eat donuts (Yes. Please.)
- I go on adventures (Forests and bookstores FTW)
- I make films!

What are your favorite books?
There are TOO MANY. Some of my favorite book makers are Neil Gaiman, Arnold Lobel, Isabelle Arsenault, Charles M. Schulz, Madeleine L'Engle, Dan Santat, Kelly Link, Richard Scarry, and Bill Watterson.

Why did you become a writer?

I devoured books and comics as a kid, and have been telling stories and playing make-believe ever since. I think everyone has a unique perspective on life and the world, and writing books is how I share mine. Books are powerful. They teach. They give joy, courage, hope. They helped me in many many dark times in my life, and I want to (if I can) give a little light to others. Plus telling stories is SO FUN.

 

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