hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Josh Funk

Josh Funk grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes picture book manuscripts alongside his wife, children, and assorted pets & monsters.


☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Black coffee, today’s choice was Baroida from Papua New Guinea – from Josh’s favorite local coffee shop, Haute Coffee in Concord, three steps away from his local indie, The Concord Bookshop.

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, illustrated by Brendan Kearney (Sterling, 2015), as well as the forthcoming picture books Dear Dragon (Viking/Penguin 2016), Pirasaurs! (Scholastic 2017), and several more.


☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1984).

☕ HOTtea IN THE FLESH: Josh will be appearing at a special superstar storytime at Wellesley Books (Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m.) and at The Blue Bunny Books and Toys (Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:30 a.m.).

☕ Visit Josh Funk’s Official Website and Blog. Catch him on Twitter: @joshfunkbooks. Josh will also be a guest poster for Tara Lazar’s Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo), on November 2.



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10 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Josh Funk

  1. Wonderful to see you’re beginning with such a wonderful book creator, Jama. This is going to be fun! Congrats on all those coming books along with Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, Josh!


  2. Josh is one Hottea, for sure! Per his Fave Foodie Children’s Book, I have put The Butter Battle Book on hold at my library. I’m assuming butter will be an MC in The Butter Battle Book so will take care to not read it while Josh’s Hottea photo is on my monitor for fear of melting the butter and causing considerable damage to the library book 🙂
    Thanks for this series, Jama. It’s a special treat for you to feature the Hotteas of Children’s Literature.


    1. LOL! Yes, best not to melt the butter. You’ll enjoy the book, I’m sure.

      As for me, I have to space these HOTtea posts out for fear of having my monitor spontaneously combust.

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  3. I’ve been seeing Lady Pancake around a lot these days, and am happy to see it’s on order at my library. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks, Jama, and congrats to Josh!


    1. Make sure you have lots of maple syrup on hand before you read it . . . and be prepared to crave pancakes and/or french toast big time. 🙂


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