Annette grew-up with a book in her hands and a world of endless possibilities in her heart. She is passionate about writing children's books, hip-hop dance and environmental issues, believing all have the power to change lives. An expert baker, Annette created the secret recipe for the decadent Uglie Muffin. Shhh, the recipe is a secret! A registered dietitian, she has written about food, nutrition and fitness. Annette lives in New York with her husband, two kids and dog, Rupert, who at times thinks he’s a little rhino.

Photo by Andrew Werner


Growing-up I always loved to write. My spelling skills left a bit to be desired, but that never stopped me. With practice, even before there was spell-check, my spelling slowly improved.

I also loved story-time at school and reading on my own. Books transported me to some other place and time, I could be anywhere and anyone. The characters became my friends and I would imagine my own stories with them in it.

When my children were younger, we would snuggle-up under a cozy blanket and read every night. There was nothing better. I began to believe that I too had stories that could be shared with children everywhere. And dreams do come true, as I’m now a children’s book author.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Where the Wild Things Are, Good Night Moon, Madeline, Ida Always, Charlotte’s Web, The Rainbow Fish, Jamberry, Grumpy Monkey and so many more.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

All materials copyrighted © 2020 Annette Schottenfeld.  Website background illustrations by Richard Szadek.

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