Junia Wonders

Junia Wonders is the author of the seasonal bestseller The Roll-Away Pumpkin, which has been translated into six languages.

Five of her picture books, namely, The Roll-Away Pumpkin, Zachary and the Great Potato Catastrophe, The Night the Monsters Came, Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be?, and I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall received 68 literary awards altogether in 2021 and 2022, including two prestigious Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, two Nautilus Book Awards, and an IPPY Award.

Junia has a fondness for tales filled with wonder and whimsy. Her stories aim to entertain, uplift, and inspire.

When she’s not concocting a tale, you might catch her whispering to dragonflies, chasing rolling pumpkins, traveling the world with a giant wheel of cheese, or simply having a cup of tea and cake with a clever little rat, a lonely pony, some school kids, and a bunch of retired neighbors.

She lives in a home filled with books, spices, music, and magic. Not the potion-making kind. For her, magic is what happens when you truly believe in yourself.

Award Category
Screenplay Award Category
Uplifting picture book of wit and wisdom inspires readers and graduates young and old.
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Ruth Millingto… Mon, 15/08/2022 - 22:19

So great to read a children's book which inspires! Beautiful artwork and a lovely narrative.

Kelly Boyer Sagert Sun, 04/09/2022 - 17:18

You shared possibilities in a wonderful way and I love the matching quiz at the end. Beautifully illustrated, too!

Pulane Chaka Sun, 18/09/2022 - 01:59

I very much enjoyed the uplifting quality of the story - a great way to encourage young readers to dream big, while also allowing them space to make mistakes or fail without giving up. The illustrations are also fun and inviting.

Roslyn Franken Tue, 20/09/2022 - 01:54

Kids can never start too young to dream and imagine. What an inspiring book that tells it like it is! So many good lessons. The illustrations are wonderful as well! Wishing you the best of success and may your book touch many young lives! Keep all the good work going.

Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be? Cover