About Josh Funk
Other places you'll find Josh:
at the library
Josh Funk writes silly stories such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series (including The Case of the Stinky Stench, Mission Defrostable, and the upcoming Short & Sweet), the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series (including How to Code a Sandcastle and How to Code a Rollercoaster), the It's Not a Fairy Tale series (including It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, It's Not Hansel and Gretel, and the forthcoming It's Not Little Red Riding Hood), the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series in conjunction with the New York Public Library (including Lost in the Library and the forthcoming The Missing Library), Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure, and more coming soon!
Since the fall of 2015, Josh has visited (or virtually visited) over 400 schools, classrooms, and libraries and he is a board member of The Writers' Loft in Sherborn, MA.
Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes manuscripts.
Josh is terrible at writing bios, so please help fill in the blanks. Josh enjoys _______ during ________ and has always loved __________. He has played ____________ since age __ and his biggest fear in life is being eaten by a __________.
Josh Funk is a software engineer and the author of books like the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the It's Not a Fairy Tale series, the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series, Dear Dragon, Pirasaurs!, Albie Newton, and more.
Very Short Bio:
Josh Funk writes books.
Bio Written by Josh's Cat:
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Awards & Accolades
2018/19 Missouri Association of Librarians (MASL) Show Me Award Nominee
2018/19 Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
2017/2018 Maine Chickadee Award Nominee
2017 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
2017 International Literacy Association (ILA) Teacher’s Choice Reading List
2017 SCBWI New England Crystal Kite Finalist
2016 Nerdy Book Club Award
2016 SCBWI New England Crystal Kite Finalist
2016 Barnes & Noble National Storytime Selection on 1/2/16
2015 Nerdy Book Club Award
2017 Summer Indie Kids' Next List Selection
2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Book of the Year Semifinalist
2018 Fall Indie Kids' Next List Selection
2019 International Literacy Association (ILA) Teacher’s Choice Reading List
2018 Smithsonian Ten Best Children's Books
2018 Summer Indie Kids' Next List Selection
2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Book of the Year Semifinalist
2018 Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) Picture This Recommendation List
2020 Mississippi Magnolia State Award Short List
Want to learn more about Josh? See below for several of the interviews he's done: