Jory John (Photo Credit: Feather and Twine)
Jory John is an American author of children’s books. He is a New York Times bestselling author and E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. In addition to his many picture books and children’s books, he has also written for New York Times, The Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, and several other publications. His work has also been referenced on Jeopardy!.

Jory John made his debut as an author in 2010 with All My Friends are Dead. Below is a list of Jory John’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of All My Friends... Books

All My Friends are Dead (2010)Description / Buy at
All My Friends are Still Dead (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Animal Problems Books

Penguin Problems (2016)Description / Buy at
Giraffe Problems (2018)Description / Buy at
Cat Problems (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Bad Seed Books

The Bad Seed (2017)Description / Buy at
The Good Egg (2019)Description / Buy at
The Cool Bean (2019)Description / Buy at
The Couch Potato (2020)Description / Buy at
The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky (2021)Description / Buy at
The Smart Cookie (2021)Description / Buy at
The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool as It Gets (2022)Description / Buy at
The Sour Grape (2022)Description / Buy at
The Big Cheese (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Bear & Duck Books

Goodnight Already! (2014)Description / Buy at
I Love You Already! (2015)Description / Buy at
Come Home Already! (2017)Description / Buy at
All Right Already! (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Kids' Letters To The Obamas Books

Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country (2009)Description / Buy at
I Miss You, Barack Obama (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Terrible Two Books

(with Mac Barnett)

The Terrible Two (2015)Description / Buy at
The Terrible Two Get Worse (2016)Description / Buy at
The Terrible Two Go Wild (By: Mac Barnett) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Terrible Two's Last Laugh (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

I Feel Relatively Neutral About New York (2011)Description / Buy at
K is for Knifeball (2012)Description / Buy at
I Will Chomp You! (2015)Description / Buy at
Quit Calling Me a Monster! (2016)Description / Buy at
Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? (2018)Description / Buy at
That's What Dinosaurs Do (2019)Description / Buy at
The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! (2020)Description / Buy at
It's Not My Fault! (2020)Description / Buy at
First Day Critter Jitters (2020)Description / Buy at
Probably a Unicorn (2020)Description / Buy at
Something's Wrong! (2021)Description / Buy at
Summer Camp Critter Jitters (2021)Description / Buy at
This Book Will Get You to Sleep! (With: Olivier Tallec) (2022)Description / Buy at
The Bad Seed Goes to the Library (With: Pete Oswald) (2022)Description / Buy at
Nothing's Wrong!: A Hare, a Bear, and Some Pie to Share (With: Erin Kraan) (2023)Description / Buy at
You're Going to Love This Book! (2024)Description / Buy at

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Jory John Synopses: Goodnight Already! by Jory John and illustrator Benji Davies is the first book in the Bear & Duck series. Bear is exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Duck is wide awake. All he wants is to hang out… with Bear. Will Bear ever be able to catch some ZZZ’s?

The Bad Seed by Jory John (and illustrations by Pete Oswald) is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he doesn’t even know when! This seed cuts in line all the time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be… happy?

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