Betsy Snyder

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Betsy Snyder is an author and illustrator with over twenty years of experience creating products for the children's market. Her smile-inspiring art can be found on everything from social expressions products, board games, plush, decor, fabric, and of course—children's books! Since making her publishing debut in 2007, Betsy has teamed with a diverse mix of publishers, earning recognition from groups including the Society of Illustrators, The New York Times Book Review, Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine, IndieNext List, the Cooperative Children's Book Center, and Please Touch Museum.

Betsy lives in Independence, Ohio, where she enjoys cozying up to doodle with her art-loving family of four and venturing out to schools and libraries to encourage kids (and even grown-ups) to share their stories and chase their dreams.


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School Visits & Speaking Engagements

Betsy Snyder's school and library presentations offer a balance of education, entertainment and inspiration. Betsy takes the audience on a behind-the-scenes journey of making her books, unpacking her "story suitcase" of creative tools that help her write, illustrate, and collect ideas—eventually sharing the secret of what truly makes a story sparkle. Betsy can mix and match topics to best suit your needs and can also offer a story time, Q&A, autographed books, activity guides, and more. Audience: Youth or Adult. Please visit this link for more about Betsy Snyder's speaking.


Betsy Snyder's Books

I Can Explore

I CAN EXPLORE (2018): Adventure awaits! Young readers help characters explore the world—from embarking on a jungle safari through touch-and-feel fabric leaves to riding a tandem bike through Paris—just by wiggling their fingers! Then, with two sets of hands, children assist these explorers as they head off on their next adventure in the gatefold finale. Active and adorable characters model both independence and teamwork, making this innovative board book perfect for interactive reading and playtime fun! (Ages 0-3)


I Can Dream

I CAN DREAM (2018): Dream big! Young readers help characters pursue their aspirations—from driving a race car to traveling to Mars—just by wiggling their fingers! But wait! There's even more fun. In an impressive gatefold finale, kids help a firefighter, astronaut, artist, and more come together to follow their dreams. With interactive holes on every page and a satisfyingly funny touch-and-feel cover, this charming board book offers a uniquely entertaining way to play and read together. (Ages 0-3)


It's a Firefly Night

IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT (2018): A little girl engages in a favorite childhood activity—catching fireflies—then lets them go one by one. This serves to engage the reader in counting up and then down from 10. Song-like rhyme pairs with glowing art to capture the magic of a firefly-lit summer night. Featuring a plethora of interesting firefly facts and new activities. (Ages 4-8)


Haiku Night cover

HAIKU NIGHT (2017): Just as she did in "Haiku Baby," Betsy celebrates special moments in nature with the traditional Japanese poetic form. The sights and sounds of night—a firefly, a star, a cricket, a bat, a raccoon, and an owl—are joyfully captured in just 17 syllables each. This peaceful little board book has tabs to encourage little hands to turn the pages, and adorable artwork to delight children and parents alike! Betsy Snyder's distinguished books for toddlers and babies have received numerous awards and accolades, and are adored by parents everywhere. (Ages 0-3)

31st Annual
Buckeye Book Fair
November 3, 2018
9:30 to 4:00
Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
$2 Admission
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