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
This sweet poem about a parent’s unconditional love conveys that a child is loved no matter what, every day, every season.
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Comments

Kayla Henley Thu, 12/05/2022 - 01:44

What a beautiful children's book! The rhyme is endearing and the illustrations stunning. 

Ruth Millingto… Mon, 15/08/2022 - 18:08

What a beautiful children's book.  It takes me back to my childhood. The prose is well paced and the narrative is endearing.  The illustrations are delightful.

Ruth Millingto… Mon, 15/08/2022 - 18:12

What a beautiful children's book.  It takes me back to my childhood. The prose is well paced and the narrative is endearing.  The illustrations are delightful.

Robert Fear Mon, 15/08/2022 - 21:15

Beautiful illustrations and the words took me back to the innocence of childhood. Well done.

catehogan Tue, 16/08/2022 - 08:09

Lots of passion and whimsy in this story, which is also a useful exploration of the seasons and weather. Great care and thought have been put into the illustrations, which tell whole stories of their own. The idea to find love hearts in each spread is smart and engaging.

Kelly Boyer Sagert Thu, 01/09/2022 - 16:57

What a beautiful poem with gorgeous illustrations! This is a wonderful way to share love and info about the seasons. 

Charlotte Valentine Thu, 08/09/2022 - 02:01

I truly lingered over these pages. The words and illustrations in combination are magical. I can see children loving these as special bedtime reading. Well done!

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