Laurel Snyder Faculty Profile

Laurel Snyder

Graduate Adjunct - CLA

Laurel Snyder is the author of seven middle-grade novels for children, the Charlie and Mouse series, and numerous picture books, including her most recent, Endlessly Ever After. Her numerous awards include a Geisel Medal, National Book Award Nomination, Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, Golden Kite Honor, Sydney Taylor Medal, and Maine Student Book Award. Her many selections and “Best” lists include Junior Library Guild, ILA Children’s Choices, Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books, ABA’s Best Books for Young Readers, Amazon Best Book of the Month, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, PJ Library, ABC’s Best Books, Indie Next Pick, Smithsonian Notable, Georgia Center for the Book. In addition to her books for children, Laurel has published two collections of poetry and edited an anthology of nonfiction, Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes (Soft Skull Press, 2006). A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Michener-Engle Fellow, Laurel has published work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Utne Reader, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Revealer, Salon, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. 

The Myth of the Simple Machines

No Tell Books, 2007

Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes, editor
Soft Skull Press, 2006

Daphne and Jim: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Biography in Verse
Burnside Review Press, 2005

Charlie and Mouse Are Magic (illustrated by Emily Hughes)
Chronicle Books, 2022 
Charlie and Mouse: Lost and Found (illustrated by Emily Hughes)
Chronicle Books, 2021
Charlie and Mouse: Outdoors (illustrated by Emily Hughes)
Chronicle Books, 2020 
Charlie and Mouse: Even Better (illustrated by Emily Hughes)
Chronicle Books, 2019
Charlie and Mouse and Grumpy (illustrated by Emily Hughes)
Chronicle Books, 2017  

My Jasper June  
Walden Pond Press, 2019
Hungry Jim 
Chronicle Books, 2019 

The King of Too Many Things
Rodale Kids, 2017
Orphan Island
HarperCollins / Walden Pond Press, 2017
Seven Stories Up
Random House, 2014
Bigger Than a Bread Box
Random House, 2011
Penny Dreadful (illustrated by Abigail Halpin)
Random House, 2010
Any Which Wall (illustrated by LeUyen Pham)
Random House, 2009
 (illustrated by Greg Call)
Random House, 2008
Endlessly Ever After (illustrated by Dan Santat)
Chronicle Books, 2022
Hungry Jim (illustrated by Chuck Groenink)
Chronicle Books, 2019
The Forever Garden (illustrated by Samantha Cotterill)
Schwartz & Wade, 2017 

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova (nonfiction, illustrated by Julie Morstad)
Chronicle Books, 2015
The Longest Night: A Passover Story (illustrated by Catia Chien)
Schwartz & Wade, 2013

Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher (illustrated by David Goldin)
Tricycle Press, 2010
Inside the Slidy Diner (illustrated by Jaime Zollars)
Tricycle Press, 2008