Roni Schotter

120 Cochrane Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

Author's Bio

I am an award-winning author of 29 books for children, including picture books & novels. My varied books are often about the power of imagination and feeling. Some of them implicitly encourage children to recognize and appreciate the stories around them and to write their own. I love using what I call delicious words--words that entice children into repeating & using them. I write from deep feeling and hope to convey that to children. Many adults say they enjoy my books. I have spoken to groups of both children & adults and have taught courses in Writing Children's Literature.

Publications and Prizes

A Fruit & Vegetable Man
(Little, Brown & Co., 1993)
, All About Grandmas
(Dial Press, 2012)
, Dreamland
(Orchard Books, 1996)
, Go, Little Green Truck!
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016)
, Mama, I'll Give You the World
(Random House, 2013)
, Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street
(Orchard Books, 1997)
, Passover Magic
(Little, Brown & Co., 1995)
, Purim Play
(Little, Brown & Co., 1998)
, The Boy Who Loved Words
(Random House, 2006)
, The House of Joyful Living
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008)
, When Crocodiles Clean Up
(Macmillan, 1993)
Prizes Won: 
Parents' Choice Award, National Jewish Book Award, Hungry Mind Review Award, Emmy Award for televised version of my book, A MATTER OF TIME, Hungry MInd Review Award, Washington Irving Children's Choice Award, Oppenheim Platinum Best Book Award.

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New York
Raised in: 
Pawtucket, RI
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Last updated: Sep 21, 2016