Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things.

Some things she liked to make:
Children's books.
Grown-up books.
Short films.
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.

According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting." Her 30+ books for children include Dear Girl, Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, Yes Day!, The OK Book, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Wumbers, with more books still to come.

As for her adult work, Amy wrote two groundbreaking memoirs. Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal was the first book inviting readers to text the author. Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade.  A guided journal based on this book was released, titled Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z.  Some of her other bestselling guided journals include The Belly Book, The Bride-to-be-Book, My Birthday Book and The Big Sibling Book.

She was a contributor to the TED conference and NPR.

Her viral videos include The Beckoning of Lovely, The Money Tree, The Kindness Thought Bubble, and Life is a Marathon.

Amy lived with her family on a tree-lined street in Chicago and online at



Amy's Poehler's Smart Girls features Amy

I Wish You More is a New York Times Besteller!
I Wish You More gets rave reviews
I Wish You More is voted a Top 10 book on Goodreads
Tom Lichtenheld tells the story of I Wish You More

Starred Review with praise for Awake Beautiful Child

A summation of Amy's picture book life
Book Jacket Jacket

Amy talks to WGN's Justin Kaufman

A Fork in the Road led Amy to write children's books
Zukley's 10 Year Anniversary Interview with Amy's nearest and dearest (and a couple strangers)

Uni the Unicorn in the Wall Street Journal!
Uni the Unicorn
is a New York Times Bestseller!
Uni the Unicorn song (and it's on iTunes!)

New York Times piece about Amy's books
Sherman Alexie recommends Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
Oprah magazine essay on midlife
Chicago Magazine profile
Time Magazine features Money Tree video
Amy's first TEDx talk: 7 Notes on Life

take a s(h)elfie: for people who love books and kinda like selfies
Pay It Flowered: leave a bunch of flowers --> lift a bunch of spirits

Parents magazine shout out from Reese Witherspoon
White House features book Duck! Rabbit!
Real Simple reader calls EOAOL a favorite memoir

Short, medium funny interview with Amy
Guest DJ appearance on LA's KCRW

Highlights Of Your Life: a book that lights up with your phone
EOAOL named 2013 top gift for bookworms by The Oregonian
Virtual Book Club for Kids features AKR books


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