Phaea Crede

Picture Book Author

Phaea being totally normal at the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival. Photo credit: David Taber 

Hi! I'm Phaea.

 I write silly picture books for silly kids. Serious kids, too! 

My debut picture book JET THE CAT (IS NOT A CAT) was published by Barefoot Books in May 2021. My graphic novel-style picture book, SUPER PIZZA & KID KALE from Viking Books was delivered piping hot in September 2022. In 2023, my books STITCH CRASHES DISNEY (Disney Books) and LA GATA JET (NO ES UNA GATA) —the Spanish version of JET) hit the shelves.  And coming Summer of 2025 from Viking Books is a book I'm incredibly excited about: PRINCESS BATTLE ROYALE.

As a writer with dyslexia and ADHD, I'm proud to demonstrate that disabilities don't have to stand in the way of dreams. I hope to connect with kids and adults who think they can't write—and convince them that they can!

I've had lots of writing jobs in my life, like scriptwriting for the TV shows Nature Cat and Word Girl. Once, I even got to play video games and write about them for a living! But nothing in the world compares to writing picture books. 

You can get signed/personalized copies of any of my books at my preferred indie bookstore, Word on the Street. Just leave a message in the order notes.