Children's Books from Jory John
Jory John's award-winning books have brought smiles to the faces of all kinds of readers! The staff at Brilliant Books recently enjoyed passing around his recent release Cat Problems, which was absolutely hilarious (and wonderfully illustrated by the amazing Lane Smith).
Jory John's books tend to be a wonderful mix of hilarious and heartfelt, and are a great way to start conversations with kids about topics from friendship to school to self-care. He's written a number of best-selling titles and has won a number of state awards—visit his website to learn more.
Today we're highlighting a few of our favorite children's books from Jory John—but if children's books aren't quite your thing, check out All My Friends Are Dead, a collaboration between Jory John and Avery Monson that examines objects and beings that are the last of their kind (from dinosaurs to unpaired socks). But if children's books are your thing, this is the list for you! We hope you enjoy these adorable (and hilarious) books: we certainly do!
Food Group, with illustrator Pete Oswold
In these illustrated stories, John Jory and Pete Oswold create a world of incredibly memorable characters. You'll meet very good eggs, very bad seeds, and everything in between! These various adventures examine friendship, acceptance, and what it really means to be good, bad, or cool.
Animal Problems, with illustrator Lane Smith
It's not just people who have problems! In the Animal Problems collection, John and Smith lend a voice to all sorts of animals with their own problems, from scary predators to embarrassingly long necks to warm spots of sunlight that just won't stay put.
The Terrible Two, with Mac Barnett and illustrator Kevin Cornell
In this hilarious series, two authors and an illustrator come together to bring to life two master pranksters: Miles and Niles. These books examine the power of pranks—and friendship.
Bear and Duck, with illustrator Benji Davies
This charming collection centers on two very different neighbors. Bear is an introverted homebody, while Duck is an excitable people-person (animal-animal?). What could happen?
A Few More of Our Favorites: