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Jory John - Author

About the Author

Jory John is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You! and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, both illustrated by Bob Shea, and Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already!, illustrated by Benji Davies. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among many other books. He lives in San Francisco, USA.

 

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The Cool Bean

The Cool Bean

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

The too-cool-for-school third picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd-until one day the cool beans show him how it's done. With equal measures of humor, wit, and charm, the #1 New York Times bestselling duo Jory John and Pete Oswald craft another incredible picture book, reminding us that it's cooler to be kind. Check out John and Oswald's other books for children: The Bad Seed The Good Egg That's What Dinosaurs Do

All Right Already!

All Right Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Duck just wants to play with his best friend Bear... the final story in the hilarious Duck and Bear series from an award-winning team! Duck wants to play in the snow. But Bear thinks it's waaaaay too cold. Who will Duck hike in the snow with? Will Bear ever come outside?! And will these two neighbours EVER get along? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies, perfect for boys and girls aged three and up - and everyone who sometimes needs a friend...

Giraffe Problems

Giraffe Problems

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Penguins aren't the only animal out there with problems, oh no... Praise for Penguin Problems: A small philosophy manual for readers of all ages ... wonderfully original Observer From Jory John and Lane Smith, the winner of the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal, comes a laugh-out-loud companion to the acclaimed Penguin Problems. Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes ... anything he can think of. But just when he's exhausted his neck-hiding options, a turtle ambles in and tries to help him understand that his neck has a purpose ... and looks excellent in a bow tie.

That's What Dinosaurs Do

That's What Dinosaurs Do

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

From The Bad Seed and The Good Egg creators, Jory John and Pete Oswald, comes a story about a dinosaur who loves to ROAR. William the dinosaur likes to roar. At the park? ROAR. At the bus stop? ROAR! At the farm? You bet. ROARRR! William never lets the chance to roar pass him by, even if others find it rather bothersome. That's until William gets a sore throat and the doctor warns him not to roar for a WHOLE week. But can this overexcited, boisterous, giant lizard not do what dinosaurs are meant to do?! In his humorous and insightful style, Jory John creates an epic story about unapologetically and happily being yourself, no matter the cost. Another side-splitting combination of John's brilliant text and Pete Oswald's expressive and lively illustrations, That's What Dinosaurs Do is a read-aloud that young readers will roar for again and again.

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month from the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series-now in paperback! This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be-happy? With Jory John's charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

The Good Egg

The Good Egg

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2019

A #1 New York Times bestseller! An Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far 2019 Selection! From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect! Meet the good egg. He's a verrrrrry good egg indeed. But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol' rotten. As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. So, he decides enough is enough! It's time for him to make a change... Dynamic duo Jory John and Pete Oswald hatch a funny and charming story that reminds us of the importance of balance, self-care, and accepting those who we love (even if they are sometimes a bit rotten). Perfect for reading aloud and shared story time!

All Right Already!

All Right Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Duck just wants to play with his best friend Bear... the final story in the hilarious Duck and Bear series from an award-winning team! Duck wants to play in the snow. But Bear thinks it's waaaaay too cold. Who will Duck hike in the snow with? Will Bear ever come outside?! And will these two neighbours EVER get along? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies, perfect for boys and girls aged three and up - and everyone who sometimes needs a friend...

Giraffe Problems

Giraffe Problems

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Penguins aren't the only animal out there with problems, oh no... Praise for Penguin Problems: A small philosophy manual for readers of all ages ... wonderfully original Observer From Jory John and Lane Smith, the winner of the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal, comes a laugh-out-loud companion to the acclaimed Penguin Problems. Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes ... anything he can think of. But just when he's exhausted his neck-hiding options, a turtle ambles in and tries to help him understand that his neck has a purpose ... and looks excellent in a bow tie.

Come Home Already!

Come Home Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Duck and Bear are BACK - but where has Bear gone? And what will Duck do without him? Duck just wants to hang out with his best buddy, bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week. What will Duck do without Bear? And more importantly, how will Bear survive without him? From the bestselling creators of Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already! comes a fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2018

Persnickety Elephant has an itch - a big one - and he can't reach it! While he isn't above asking for a little help, no one is up to the task. Turtle is too lazy, Snail is too slimy, and Alligator... well, Elephant isn't sure he wants his assistance. Does Elephant have to do everything himself? Jory John's signature deadpan humour pairs perfectly with Liz Climo's oh-so-innocent-looking animals to create a slyly ironic read-aloud that will leave kids and parents in stitches.

Come Home Already!

Come Home Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Duck and Bear are BACK - but where has Bear gone? And what will Duck do without him? Duck just wants to hang out with his best buddy, bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week. What will Duck do without Bear? And more importantly, how will Bear survive without him? From the bestselling creators of Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already! comes a fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there's snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No - it's not easy being a penguin! The New York Times called Penguin Problems both funny and acerbic, the London Evening Standard declared it to be hilarious, and the Observer proclaimed, A philosophy manual for readers of all ages ... wonderfully original. In this hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and the multi-award winning Lane Smith, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like ... and it isn't all fun and games! Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no picnic. For starters, it is freezing. Also, penguins have loads of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mum in a big crowd of identical penguins? A feel-good read-aloud for readers of all ages, and the perfect Christmas gift.

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be-happy? With Jory John's charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there's snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No - it's not easy being a penguin! In this hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and Lane Smith, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like ... and it isn't all fun and games! Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no picnic. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have loads of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mum in a big crowd of identical penguins? This book is sure to tickle all funny bones, and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud, too!

Quit Calling Me A Monster!

Quit Calling Me A Monster!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2016

I Love You Already!

I Love You Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Duck just wants Bear to love him back... Another hilarious adventure from the team behind GOODNIGHT ALREADY! Bear is looking forward to a nice quiet day, relaxing all by himself. But Duck lives next door, and he loves Bear very much. And he can't wait to show him how much, with a fun-filled day out! Will Bear ever get to relax by himself? Will Duck ever get Bear to love him back? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

I Love You Already!

I Love You Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2015

Duck just wants Bear to love him back... Another hilarious adventure from the team behind GOODNIGHT ALREADY! Bear is looking forward to a nice quiet day, relaxing all by himself. But Duck lives next door, and he loves Bear very much. And he can't wait to show him how much, with a fun-filled day out! Will Bear ever get to relax by himself? Will Duck ever get Bear to love him back? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

I Will Chomp You!

I Will Chomp You!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2015

Goodnight Already!

Goodnight Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

A hilarious bedtime story from debut children's book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!

Goodnight Already!

Goodnight Already!

Author: Jory John Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

Bear cant wait to go to sleep.But Duck wants to hang out.How will Bear ever fall asleep?

Goodnight Already!

Goodnight Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2014

A hilarious bedtime story from debut children's book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!

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