JonArno Lawson

JonArno Lawson is a Canadian writer who has published many books for children and adults, was born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in nearby Dundas. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and three children.

Books in order of publication:

Love Is An Observant Traveler (Exile Editions, 1997) (illus. Lui Liu)

Inklings (Exile Editions, 1999)

The Man In The Moon Fixer’s Mask (Pedlar Press, 2004) (illus. Sherwin Tjia)

Black Stars In A White Night Sky (Pedlar Press, 2006) (illus. Sherwin Tjia)

A Voweller’s Bestiary (Porcupine’s Quill, 2008)

This (And That Was That) (Greenboathouse Press, 2009)

Think Again (Kids Can Press, 2010) (illus. Julie Morstad)

There Devil, Eat That (Pedlar Press, 2011)

Down In The Bottom Of The Bottom Of The Box (Porcupine’s Quill, 2012) (illus. Alec Dempster)

Old MacDonald Had Her Farm (Annick Press, 2012) (illus. Tina Holdcroft)

Enjoy It While It Hurts (Wolsak and Wynn, 2013)

Aloud In My Head (Walker Books Ltd., 2015) (illus. Jonny Hannah)

Sidewalk Flowers (Groundwood Books, 2015) Sydney Smith (Illustrator)

The Hobo’s Crowbar (Porcupine’s Quill, 2016) (Illus. Alec Dempster)

I regret everything (Espresso Books, 2017)

Uncle Holland (Groundwood Books, 2017) (illus. Natalie Nelson)

Leap! (Kids Can Press, 2017) (illus. Josée Bisaillon)

But It’s So Silly: A Cross-cultural Collage of Nonsense, Play, and Poetry (Wolsak and Wynn, 2017)

Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon (Enchanted Lion Books, 2019) (illus. Nahid Kazemi)

The Playgrounds of Babel (Groundwood Books, 2019) (illus. Piet Grobler)

Over the Shop (Candlewick Press, 2021) (illus. Qin Leng)

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