Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Hannah Barnaby
Hannah Barnaby's debut novel, WONDER SHOW, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist in 2013; her second novel, SOME OF THE PARTS, received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and sold out its first printing in two weeks. Her picture books include BAD GUY, illustrated by Mike Yamada; GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING, illustrated by Andrew Joyner; THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT SAM, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf; and HOME IS..., illustrated by Frann Preston Gannon (2021). She is also the author of the MONSTER & BOY chapter book series, illustrated by Anoosha Syed.
Hannah has worked as a children's book editor, a bookseller at independent children's bookstores, and a teacher of writing for children and young adults. She holds an MA in Children's Literature from Simmons College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College, and she was the first Children's Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library. She lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Customers Also Bought Items By
Books By Hannah Barnaby
Monster and Boy are back for another adventure! And this time the best friends are in for a surprise: a sister surprise!
Ever since Monster (who sleeps under the bed) and Boy (who sleeps in the bed) met and became best friends, they've learned a lot about each other. So when Monster notices that Boy seems grumpy (Boy's mom has told him he's getting another baby sister), Monster decides to cheer his friend up. Together, they set out on a surprise adventure! But surprise: Boy's sister has tagged along. Together, they learn about how monster babies are born and get their names, before Boy and his sister find yet another surprise waiting for them back home.
Told with a warm, cozy voice, Hannah Barnaby's story is brought to life with adorable two-color illustrations by Anoosha Syed. Filled with adventure and humor, Monster and Boy: The Sister Surprise is a perfect chapter book for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books and for newly independent readers.
From mountain to sea, meadow to tree, small town to big city, people and animals make their homes all over the world. Some are forever while some change with the seasons, but all are just right for the creatures who live in them. With lyrical rhyming text perfect for reading aloud and evocative jewel-toned illustrations, here is a book that will have young readers thinking about home in a whole new way.
Monster and Boy are back for another adventure! And this time the best friends are headed somewhere no monster has ventured before: school!
Ever since Monster (who sleeps under the bed) and Boy (who sleeps in the bed) met and became best friends, they've been spending their days playing together. But some days, Boy leaves and Monster is alone. Wanting to learn more about where his friend goes, Monster makes a plan to go with Boy to . . . school! There, Monster meets Boy's teacher and classmates, learns about cubbies and the sharing circle, and even helps solve a mystery when a pet hedgehog goes missing.
Told with a warm, cozy voice, Hannah Barnaby's story is brought to life with adorable two-color illustrations by Anoosha Syed. Filled with adventure and humor, Monster and Boy: Monster's First Day of School is a perfect chapter book for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books and for newly independent readers.
Fall in love with the friendship between Monster and Boy in this exciting new chapter book series from writer Hannah Barnaby and illustrator Anoosha Syed.
When Monster (who lives under the bed) meets Boy (who sleeps in the bed), Boy starts to scream—and Monster promptly swallows him. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
Told with a warm, cozy voice, the story is brought to life with adorable two-color illustrations. Filled with adventure and humor, this chapter book is perfect for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books and for newly independent readers.
There’s something strange about the new kid, Sam—though Max can’t quite put his finger on it. But EVERYONE else in his class is invited to Max's birthday sleepover, so his mom invites Sam too.
Sam is just as strange at the party as he is at school: he's wary of the full moon, prefers his hamburgers rare, and can’t help but bite the other kids during an innocent game of Twister. But despite his initial hesitation, Max discovers that what makes us different is actually what makes us special, and that new friends can come in all shapes, sizes, and species . . .
This charming and pitch-perfect story will teach young readers all about the excitement of making new friends, and learning from our differences.
Being a bad guy can be lots of fun. You can trap all of the superheroes in a cage with hungry lions or sail the ocean and keep all the treasure for yourself. You can even eat your little sister’s brain…
But this little bad guy is about to learn a valuable lesson from an unlikely culprit.
Hannah Barnaby’s humor and spare text are brought to life by Mike Yamada’s bold illustrations in this charming picture book about the special bond between brothers and sisters.