Huneke, Amanda

Contact info:

Lives in: Goodhue, MN

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 651-927-9342

Author of: Picture Books

Age group: 4-7


Why Not, 2017, illustrated by Claudia Tenorio Pearl, Warren Publishing

A Monster on the Loose Series, 2013, illustrated by Guy Wolek,  ABDO Publishing

Book Award:

2018 Gold Medal Benjamin Franklin Book Award for Children’s Picture Book for Why Not

Amanda Huneke is fortunate to spend nearly every moment of her life surrounded by children. With an educational background in anthropology and psychology, Amanda strives to write stories that all young children can enjoy. She is the author of the 2018 gold medal Benjamin Franklin Book Award winner, “Why Not?” (Warren Publishing, 2017), as well as the Monster on the Loose series (ABDO, 2013). Amanda has presented for both national and local organizations, sharing her experiences in writing for children with parents, grandparents, educators, and aspiring writers. When she is not writing, Amanda enjoys her work as a substitute teacher and book reviewer for Children’s Literature and Union Square Review. Amanda lives with her husband, son, daughter and a farm-full of animals in rural southern Minnesota. You can visit her online at
Presentation Title & Description: 
Story Time and Activity/ Writing Picture Books
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*Also available for presentations/events via Zoom or Skype