About Josh Funk

Full Bio:

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 BeanstalkIt'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 NewtonPirasaurs!, 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.

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For more information about Josh Funk, visit him at www.joshfunkbooks.com and on Twitter at @joshfunkbooks.

Medium Bio:

Josh Funk is 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.

Short Bio:

Josh Funk writes books.

Bio Written by Josh's Cat:

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Awards & Accolades

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience and Fortitude

  • 2020 Mississippi Magnolia State Award Short List

Mission Defrostable

  • 2018 Fall Indie Kids' Next List Selection

How to Code a Sandcastle

  • 2019 International Literacy Association (ILA) Teacher’s Choice Reading List

  • 2018 Smithsonian Ten Best Children's Books

  • 2018 Summer Indie Kids' Next List Selection

It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 2018 Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) Picture This Recommendation List

The Case of the Stinky Stench

  • 2017 Summer Indie Kids' Next List Selection

  • 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Book of the Year Semifinalist

Dear Dragon

  • 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

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

  • 2016 SCBWI New England Crystal Kite Finalist

  • 2016 Barnes & Noble National Storytime Selection on 1/2/16

  • 2015 Nerdy Book Club Award

Interview Archive

Want to learn more about Josh? See below for several of the interviews he's done:

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Mission Defrostable Cover (Lady Pancake
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh
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How to Code a Sandcastle Cover by Josh F
How to Code a Rollercoaster Cover by Jos
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It's Not Hansel and Gretel Cover by Josh
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Albie Newton Cover
Dear Dragon Cover