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Jon Scieszka

Biography

Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than 25 books for kids, including THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES, MATH CURSE, ROBOT ZOT!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Jon Scieszka

Books by Jon Scieszka

Written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Brian Biggs - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction

In the sixth and final book of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival, this time studying the science and mysteries of the universe!

Written by Jon Scieszka with illustrations by Brian Biggs - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Science, Science Fiction
In the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series, Frank Einstein (kid genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, pair up with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) to compete with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival. This time they’re studying the science and mysteries of our very own home planet: Earth!
by Jon Scieszka, Christopher Healy, Sharon Creech, Cathy Camper, Laurie Halse Anderson, Ingrid Law, Deborah Hopkinson, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Eugene Yelchin, and Jack Gantos - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Short Stories

HEROES AND VILLAINS, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters --- with and without capes. Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to comics to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good --- or evil.

Written by Jon Scieszka with illustrations by Brian Biggs - Children's 8-12, Humor, Science Fiction

Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination and definitely unusual. Frank --- along with his best friend, Watson, and Klink and Klank --- once again finds himself in competition with his classmate and archrival T. Edison and his sign-language-speaking sidekick, Mr. Chimp, over Frank’s newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt, which allows the user to evolve and devolve into other forms of life, blasting from one species to another.

by Jon Scieszka - Children's, Horror

Eleven masters of suspense --— Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine and Rita Williams-Garcia --— have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight and scaring your friends’ pants off.

by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs - Humor, Science Fiction

Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial intelligence entity), create the BrainTurbo to power-boost the human body and help their baseball-pitching pal Janegoodall make the team. But when Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) goes missing, they must first rescue their robot pal and stop T. Edison --- Frank’s classmate and archrival --- from stealing their latest invention and using it against them!

written by Jon Scieszka with illustrations by Brian Biggs - Fiction, Science

Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival --- this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy.

by Jon Scieszka - Picture

Twenty-five years in the Big House and A. Wolf is still sticking to his story: he was framed! As for that huffing and puffing stuff? A big lie. A. Wolf was just trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his poor old granny a birthday cake. Who should you believe, the pigs or the wolf? You read. You decide.

by Jon Scieszka - Children's Nonfiction

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, GUYS READ: TRUE STORIES is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.

by Jon Scieszka - Children's

In the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series, Frank Einstein (kid genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, pair up with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) to compete with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival. This time they’re studying the science and mysteries of our very own home planet: Earth!

by Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, and Matthew Myers - Fiction, Humor, Picture

Alex has been given a sappy, silly-sweet picture book about Birthday Bunny that his grandma found at a garage sale. Alex isn’t interested --- until he decides to make the book something he’d actually like to read. So he takes out his pencil, and Birthday Bunny becomes Battle Bunny! The rabbit’s innocent journey through the forest morphs into a supersecret mission to unleash an evil plan --- a plan that only Alex can stop.

Edited by Jon Scieszka with illustrations by Greg Ruth - Youth Fiction

OTHER WORLDS, the fourth volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read anthology series for tween boys, features ten thrilling new tales of science fiction and fantasy from some of the biggest names in children’s literature. Prepare yourself for ten trips into the unknown, as ten of your favorite writers spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined.

edited by Jon Scieszka - Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Sports

THE SPORTS PAGES is the third volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading. From fiction to nonfiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between, these 10 stories --- compiled by kid-lit all-star Jon Scieszka --- are about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field.

written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Shane Prigmore

Michael K. and the gang only have 100 SPHDZ left to sign up. But something is about to go horribly wrong that will change everything forever.

written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Shane Prigmore
Written by Jon Scieszka, Illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon - Children's, Picture, Youth Fiction

Melvin worries his way around Trucktown trying to find out who gave him a valentine. After everyone he asks says no, little Rita beeps her way to Melvin's attention. Did she give Melvin the valentine?

written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith