Brad Montague

Bestselling Children’s Author & Illustrator
Social Media Changemaker
Travels from: Tennessee

“Written in rhyme and featuring soft pastel illustrations, this title demonstrates how bringing new people into our lives, even though it can sometimes be scary or uncomfortable, can happen and can make our lives better for it.” —School Library Connection

Brad Montague is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. He is the creator of the hit web series Kid President and the new YouTube Original series Kid Correspondent. Becoming Better Grownups: Rediscovering What Matters and Remembering How to Fly was released in the height of the pandemic, and is a playful and buoyant book, with timeless, often surprising lessons that bypass the head we’re always stuck in, and go straight to the heart we sometimes forget. Beautifully designed and featuring Montague’s own whimsical 4-color illustrations that appeal to the kid in all of us, Becoming Better Grownups shares the purpose and meaning we can all discover merely by listening, and reveals that–in a world that seems increasingly childish–the secret to joy is in fact to become more childlike. As an illustrator his work is regularly featured in Joanna Gaines’s The Magnolia Journal. His most recent book, Circles All Around Us, was published in 2021.

Passionate about using social media to create positive change in the world, he’s created several social good initiatives that’ve taken the real and digital world by storm. Socktober is a global yearly initiative to aid shelters in gathering everything they need to serve the men and women who are homeless in their area. In addition to serving people who are homeless on every single continent, just last year it was mentioned on Jeopardy.

Montague has appeared as a guest on television (including The Today Show, The View, etc) radio, and several podcasts (including Dream Big with Bob Goff, The Chalene Show, and more). He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids.

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The Circles All Around Us

Dial Books |
Children’s

The debut picture book from the creator of the viral sensation Kid President is a moving take on how we can create bigger and bigger circles of community and connections as we grow—now a New York Times bestseller!

In the circles all around us, everywhere that we all go, there’s a difference we can make and a love we can all show.

This is the story of a circle. When we’re first born, our circle is very small, but as we grow and build relationships, our circle keeps getting bigger and bigger to include family, friends, neighbors, community, and beyond. Brad Montague originally created Circles as an Instagram video adorably narrated by his kids, and now this picture book adaptation is the perfect way to start a conversation about how to expand our worlds with kindness and inclusivity—even if it seems scary or uncomfortable. This book makes an ideal new-baby, first-day-of-school, or graduation gift, or any milestone that celebrates someone’s world getting bigger.

Becoming Better Grownups: Rediscovering What Matters and Remembering How to Fly

Avery |
Nonfiction

A New York Times-bestselling author looks for the meaning of a good life by seeking advice from the very young and the very old.

When his first book tour ended, Brad Montague missed hearing other people’s stories so much that he launched what he dubbed a Listening Tour. First visiting elementary schools and later also nursing homes and retirement communities, he hoped to glean new wisdom as to how he might become a better grownup. Now, in this playful and buoyant book, he shares those insights with rest of us –timeless, often surprising lessons that bypass the head we’re always stuck in, and go straight to the heart we sometimes forget.

Each of the book’s three sections begins with the illustrated story of “The Incredible Floating Girl.” Brad weaves this story together with lessons of success, fear, regret, gratitude, love, happiness, and dreams to reveal the true reason we are here: to fly, and to help others fly.

Beautifully designed and featuring Montague’s own whimsical 4-color illustrations that appeal to the kid in all of us, Becoming Better Grownups shares the purpose and meaning we can all discover merely by listening, and reveals that–in a world that seems increasingly childish–the secret to joy is in fact to become more childlike.

Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome

HarperCollins |
Nonfiction

“This is life, people. You got air coming through your nose; you got a heartbeat. That means it’s time to do something,” announces Kid President in his New York Times bestselling book, Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome. From YouTube sensation (90 million views and counting!) to television star, Kid President—young Robby Novak—and his videos have inspired millions to dance more, to celebrate life, and to spontaneously start parades. Kid President is here with sixteen pages of all-new content in the 256-page, full-color paperback edition of Guide to Being Awesome that’ll help spread love and inspire the world.

In his Guide to Being Awesome, Kid President pulls together lists of awesome ideas to help the world, awesome interviews with his awesome celebrity friends (like Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, and Jeff Foxworthy!), more than 100 tips to make the world a better place, and a step-by-step guide to make pretty much everything a little bit awesomer. Grab a corndog and settle into your favorite comfy chair. Pretend it’s your birthday! (In fact, treat everyone like it’s THEIR birthday!)

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Kid Correspondent

In his Guide to Being Awesome, Kid President pulls together lists of awesome ideas to help the world, awesome interviews with his awesome celebrity friends (he has interviewed Beyoncé!), and a step-by-step guide to make pretty much everything a little bit awesomer. Grab a corn dog and settle in to your favorite comfy chair. Pretend it’s your birthday! (In fact, treat everyone like it’s THEIR birthday!) Kid President is here with a 240-page, full-color Guide to Being Awesome that’ll spread love and inspire the world.

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Using Social Media to Create Change

Brad shares his experiences using his popular YouTube series and videos to help create positive change in the world.

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Resources for Educators

Brad’s Merchandise

Brad’s YouTube Channel

Honors, Awards & Recognition

NYT Bestseller

Media Kit

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