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Jory John

Biography

Jory John

Jory John is the author of the picture book GOODNIGHT ALREADY! and the forthcoming I WILL CHOMP YOU! (with Bob Shea) and coauthor of the national bestseller ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD and a sequel, among other humor books. Jory is also the editor of THANKS AND HAVE FUN RUNNING THE COUNTRY: Kids’ Letters to President Obama. He spent six years as programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center in San Francisco. 

Books by Jory John

Written by Mac Barnett and Jory John with illustrations by Kevin Cornell - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction

School’s out, and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees, exploring caves and, yes, pranking. But these leafy, lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids’ boot camp discover the merrymakers --- and vow to destroy them. Are our heroes’ sharp minds any match for these hooligans’ hard fists?

Written by Jory John and illustrated by Lane Smith - Children's 3-7, Picture

Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it’s a land free of worries and responsibilities! All of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise! . . . Won’t they? Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you. Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere...
 

Written by Jory John with illustrations by Bob Shea - Children's 3-7, Fiction, Humor

Floyd Patterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth --- why can’t people just see him for him? Jory John and Bob Shea have struck gold in creating a knee-slapping, read-it-again story that will start a valuable discussion about how we treat others and how it feels to be seen as “different.”

Written by Mac Barnett and Jory John with illustrations by Kevin Cornell - Children's 8-12, Humor

On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back --- including pranking alongside him.

by Jory John and Benji Davies - Animals , Children's 4-8, Humor

From the creators of GOODNIGHT ALREADY!, Jory John and Benji Davies, comes another standout hilarious picture book about Bear and Duck. Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. His persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll...with Bear. He just wants Bear to like him already...

Written by Jory John with illustrations by Bob Shea - Children's, Picture
STOP RIGHT THERE. Don’t move a muscle, buster. Stay out of this book or I WILL CHOMP YOU! So says the not-so-fierce inhabitant of I WILL CHOMP YOU!, a tale of deception, greed...and cake!
Written by Mac Barnett and Jory John with illustrations by Kevin Cornell. - Children's, Fiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing: cows. In his old school, he was the best prankster, but Miles soon discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster. If he is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen.

by Jory John and Benji Davies - Picture

Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.