Roni Schotter

Roni Schotter is the award-winning author of 25 books for children, including picture books and story picture books for middle readers, as well as middle-grade and young adult novels. Her books are concerned with imagination and its power and the extraordinary courage of children who think for themselves and "dare to reach out to the larger world."
Born in New York City, Roni Schotter lived for a time in Brooklyn, New York, then moved to the state that had the smallest piece on her jig-saw puzzle map--Rhode Island. There she learned to love johnny cakes and the sea.
She never knew she would grow up to be a writer, but she knew that she loved words--their mystery, meaning and power. She was shy and spent a good amount of time watching and listening to the world, using her imagination to make sense of what she saw and heard. Grown up and an author now, she still does the same thing. Like a detective, she listens, looks and sniffs the world, then writes about whatever excites or puzzles her--in her notebook. Daydreaming, she uses imagination to create her many stories.
Ms. Schotter's books have won various awards, including the Parents Choice Award, the Hungry Mind Review Award, and the Washington Irving Children's Choice Award. Her first book, the young-adult novel, A Matter of Time, was made into an ABC After School Special and won an Emmy Award. Several other books have been adapted for the stage by Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins, MN.
In the past, Ms. Schotter worked as a children's book editor for various publishers. She has also taught writing at Queens College, C.U.N.Y., at Manhattanville College, and privately. She has been a guest speaker at Vassar College's Summer Institute in Children's Publishing, and at annual conferences of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
These days, she does a good deal of speaking in schools to children--fellow writers--about the art and craft of writing and the importance and pleasure of using their imagination to tell their own stories.
Roni Schotter was born in New York City and grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated from New York University with a B.A. in English. She lives in a small village north of New York City with her husband, a playwright/lyricist and professor. She has one son, Jesse, who loves writing and reading as much as she does.


Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street Cover Image
By Kyrsten Brooker (Illustrator), Roni Schotter
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ISBN: 9780531071366
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 1999

The Boy Who Loved Words Cover Image
By Roni Schotter, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375836015
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - March 23rd, 2006

Mama, I'll Give You the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375836121
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - August 22nd, 2006

All about Grandmas (Dial Books for Young Readers) Cover Image
By Roni Schotter, Janice Nadeau (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803737143
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Published: Dial Books - March 15th, 2012

F Is for Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781463753603
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Published: Createspace - August 11th, 2011