Brandon Snider

Middle Grade & Young Adult Novelist
Actor & Comedy Writer
Travels from: LGA – New York, NY

“Snider accurately conveys feelings of change and growth at a time when tweens are truly still children . . . Steckley’s black-and-white illustrations evoke the cluttered, mad-scientist feel of Rube’s workspace. . .” — Kirkus Reviews

Brandon T. Snider is the best-selling author of the award-winning Dark Knight Manual, as well as Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines and the Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest series.

Brandon has also penned many Mad Libs, including a Pride Parade version, a Star Wars version, and a Richard Simmons version. Additionally, he’s written books featuring Cartoon Network favorites like Adventure Time and Regular Show, Marvel’s Spider-Man and Black Panther, plus pop culture icons such as Justice League, Star Wars, and The Muppets.

Brandon has also written for and appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. As an actor he’s appeared on High Fidelity, The Deuce, Bull, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as various commercials, plays and short films. Brandon lives in New York City, where he’s a member of the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA.

Prepare an Invitation for:

Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Definitely Different Day Off

Abrams Books for Young Readers |
Picture Book

Follow along with young inventor Rube Goldberg on his day off from school in this wacky, STEAM-focused picture book

A “definitely different” follow-up to Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day, written by Jennifer George, the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg, and illustrated by award-winning artist Ed Steckley. In their latest collaboration, they imagine Rube Goldberg as a young inventor who builds complex machines to solve simple, everyday problems. Follow along as he invents zany chain-reaction contraptions to have the best day off from school ever—including a simple way to play fetch in the yard without leaving his bedroom, a self-operating swing, and a super simple series of movie snacking machines.

Rube Goldberg And His Amazing Machines

Amulet Books |
Picture Book

The hilarious first book in an all-new illustrated middle-grade series starring young inventor Rube Goldberg

On the first day of middle school, Principal Kim announces that the school is going to throw a Contraption Convention—the perfect opportunity for young inventor Rube Goldberg to show off his inventions and get out of his summer-long funk!

But after a fight with his friends Pearl and Boob about where his priorities really lie, Rube’s Con Con entry gets off to a rocky start—and then strange incidents begin to throw the town into disarray. Boob is convinced it’s a ghost causing all of this chaos. Between Con Con, the ghostly mystery, and a new rival, Rube has his work cut out for him. But with the help of his friends, he might just get things back on track, get on top of his burgeoning anxieties, and come up with something brilliant before it’s time to face the judging table.

Pride Parade Mad Libs: World’s Greatest Word Game

Mad Libs |
Nonfiction

Get ready to strut your stuff, because it’s time to celebrate with Pride Parade Mad Libs! This fabulous new Mad Libs features 21 hilarious fill-in-the-blank stories all about the excitement of Pride, the history of Stonewall, and embracing being LGBTQIA+. This is one parade you won’t want to miss.

MARVEL’s Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Volume One: Beginning

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers |
Graphic Novel

A threat has emerged from the cosmos: Thanos. A ruthless warlord who plans to collect all six Infinity Stones. Joined by his formidable allies, he will be near-unstoppable at achieving his goal. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man must join forces and fight side by side to stop Thanos, while the fate of the Earth and the universe lays in the balance.

This book features the stories of three of the six Stones as The Collector recovers from his run in with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Desperate to repopulate his vast collection of curios, he must contend with his brother, The Grandmaster, who comes to him after facing Thor and the Hulk. The pair squares off in a night of one-upmanship and speculate on the only things in the universe that would return The Collector to his former glory–the Infinity Stones.

Justice League: Starro and the Cyberspore

Stone Arch Books |
Graphic Novel

When school children start changing into zombies, Batman, Superman, Aquaman, and the rest of the Justice League leap into action. They soon discover that Starro the Conqueror is bent on world domination with the help of a cellphone app. Can the Justice League stop the alien starfish before it’s too late? Or will Starro’s sinister cyberspore lead to a worldwide zombie apocalypse?

Justice League: Amazo and the Planetary Reboot

Stone Arch Books |
Graphic Novel

Amazo arrives on Earth with a plan to solve all its problems by wiping out its entire population All that stands in his way is Superman, Green Lantern, Plastic Man, and the rest of the Justice League. Can the world’s greatest team of super heroes shut down the superpower duplicating android before it’s too late? Or will Amazo flip the switch on a total planetary reboot?

Marvel Spiderman Doodles

‎ Marvel Press |
Childrens

THWIP! Spider-Man is swinging across a doodle page near you, but he needs your help to bring these action-packed scenes to life!
Kids of all ages can draw, color, and create with all their favorite characters from the Spider-Man universe, including Green Goblin, Venom, Aunt May, Gwen Stacy, and of course―Spidey himself! Every page is packed with doodle prompts and line art waiting for readers to use their artistic powers to bring these action-packed scenes to life.
Check out the rest of the Marvel Doodles series, including:

Marvel Doodles (featuring the Avengers, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, Loki, and more!)
Guardians of the Galaxy Doodles (featuring Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, and best pals Rocket and Groot!).

My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony Vol. II

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers |
Graphic Novel

The second volume of the wildly popular My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony: Friendship is Magic: The Official Guidebook features seasons 4 through 6, highlights of which include Princess Twilight Sparkle, the Castle of Friendship, the Defeat of Lord Tirek, the Equestria Games, the appearance of Starlight Glimmer, the birth of Princess Flurry Heart, and much more! Don’t miss the guide to the friendship lessons Twilight Sparkle and her friends have learned-and live your life in harmony with all other creatures!

Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers |
Graphic Novel

Everyone in Peter Powers’ family has super awesome superpowers–except Peter. All he can do is make ice cubes and flash freeze little stuff. At least his brother and sister have finally stopped picking on him–mostly. But at school, an even more menacing bully has it out for Peter and his friends. As if that wasn’t enough, Boulder City is being raided by robots!

When his parents are captured, will Peter and his siblings be able to work together and save the day? Or will the town–and possibly the world–be iced? Join Peter Powers and his fantastic family for their second action-packed and fun-filled adventure to find out!

Peter Powers and the Rowdy Robot Raiders is the second in a new chapter book series of exciting stories about a young boy who has the worst superpower ever. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun, but the charm can be found in the heartfelt message about the power of family, friends, and having confidence.

Peter Powers and the Rowdy Robot Raiders

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers |
Graphic Novel

Everyone in Peter Powers’ family has super awesome superpowers–except Peter. All he can do is make ice cubes and flash freeze little stuff. At least his brother and sister have finally stopped picking on him–mostly. But at school, an even more menacing bully has it out for Peter and his friends. As if that wasn’t enough, Boulder City is being raided by robots!

When his parents are captured, will Peter and his siblings be able to work together and save the day? Or will the town–and possibly the world–be iced? Join Peter Powers and his fantastic family for their second action-packed and fun-filled adventure to find out!

Peter Powers and the Rowdy Robot Raiders is the second in a new chapter book series of exciting stories about a young boy who has the worst superpower ever. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun, but the charm can be found in the heartfelt message about the power of family, friends, and having confidence.

The Dark Knight Manual

Insight Editions |
Fiction

In 2005, filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012’s conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies. Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne began to assemble key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other top-secret documents germane to becoming Batman; he then entrusted this manual to his faithful butler, Alfred. Every defining moment is detailed here, charting Wayne’s collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises on the latest cutting-edge technology. This package features a distressed vintage cover design and includes removable documents, including the design and capability of the famed utility belt, the hi-tech functions of Batman’s cowl, and every detail of his amazing arsenal of weapons and gadgets, The Dark Knight Manual reveals how Bruce Wayne operates as Gotham’s greatest protector. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s12)

Conversation/Q&A

This casual set up, as opposed to a lecture, is the best way to keep young audiences engaged and attentive. An informal back and forth allows for an honest dialogue. It also helps students think of questions for the Q&A portion. Topics of conversation include the author’s journey as a writer and/or actor, the projects and characters the auther has worked on, how the author goes about creating a story, the writing/editing process and how kids can become writers by unlocking their imaginations.

Rube Goldberg

On the first day of middle school, Principal Kim announces that the school is going to throw a Contraption Convention—the perfect opportunity for young inventor Rube Goldberg to show off his inventions and get out of his summer-long funk!

Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Cosmic Quest

A threat has emerged from the cosmos: Thanos. A ruthless warlord who plans to collect all six Infinity Stones. Joined by his formidable allies, he will be near-unstoppable at achieving his goal. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man must join forces and fight side by side to stop Thanos, while the fate of the Earth and the universe lays in the balance.

Brandon’s Playwrighting

Brandon’s Press Clips

Brandon’s Video Library

Honors, Awards & Recognition

Brandon has written for and appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.
As an actor he’s appeared on High Fidelity, The Deuce, Bull, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as various commercials, plays and short films.

Media Kit

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where you can download author photos and cover images.

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