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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Josh Schneider  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Schneider is a Winnetka native and an attorney in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Josh Schneider is an author and illustrator. He studied illustration at Washington University in Saint Louis. His first book, ''You'll Be Sorry'', was named "Book That Provides Best Ammunition to Parents Weary of Warning Their Kids About Socking Their Siblings" by Publishers Weekly magazine.

Published Works

  • You'll Be Sorry, Clarion , 2007
  • Tales for Very Picky Eaters , Clarion, 2011
  • The Meanest Birthday Girl, Clarion, 2013
  • Bedtime Monsters, Clarion, 2013
  • Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover, Clarion, 2014
  • Everybody Sleeps (But not Fred), Clarion, 2015

Selected Titles At Your Library

You'll be sorry /
ISBN: 0618819320. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. 2007.

Young Samantha does not believe her parents when they tell her to stop hitting her brother or she will be sorry, but she soon learns just how right they are when his tears flood their entire town.

Tales for very picky eaters /
ISBN: 0547149565. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©2011.

"A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like."--Title page verso.

The meanest birthday girl /
ISBN: 054783814X. OCLC Number:

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Dana soon learns that receiving a big white elephant for her birthday is not as wonderful as she thought it would be.

Bedtime monsters /
ISBN: 0544002709. OCLC Number:

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A young boy conquers his fear of bedtime monsters after making a surprising discovery.

Princess Sparkle-Heart gets a makeover /
ISBN: 0544142284. OCLC Number:

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Amelia and her best friend, Princess Sparkle-Heart, do almost everything together, so when the Princess suffers an accident, Amelia's mother puts her sewing box to good use and makes the doll better than ever.

Everybody sleeps (but not Fred) /
ISBN: 054433924X. OCLC Number:

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Allthough animals everywhere are sleeping, a youngster with an active imagination and a hefty to-do list resists bedtime with adventurous flair.


You'll be Sorry

  • Best Book for Children, Association of Booksellers for Children
  • Notable Book, International Reading Association
  • Tales for Very Picky Eaters

  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2012
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015
  • The Meanest Birthday Girl

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Bedtime Monsters

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Everybody Sleeps (But not Fred)

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

    Speaking Engagements

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