Gabi (rhymes with “baby”) Snyder’s short bio:

Gabi Snyder is a fan of the unexpected. Her love of dogs, counting, and unusual modes of transportation inspired her debut picture book, TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE, illustrated by Robin Rosenthal and published by Abrams Appleseed (May 2020). Her second picture book, LISTEN, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, came out in July 2021 from Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. And her latest picture book, COUNT ON US! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FROM ONE TO A BILLION, illustrated by Sarah Walsh, hit bookshelves in September 2022!

Gabi studied psychology at the University of Washington and creative writing at The University of Texas. When she’s not writing, she loves taking nature walks, visiting Little Free Libraries, and baking sweet treats. She lives in Oregon with her family. Learn more at

Check out Gabi’s Author Spotlight post at Kidlit411!

A few of Gabi’s favorite things:

  • Reading, especially with her kids
  • Writing and revising (yes, even — especially? — revising!)
  • Her daredevil dog
  • Nature hikes
  • Ocean beaches
  • Kid art
  • Board games
  • Learning new words
  • Baking cookies and breads
  • The color turquoise

Gabi’s writing “helpers” (R.I.P. sweet Henry T. Snyder)

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