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Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher while still an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. Then, just six months after... show more

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher while still an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. Then, just six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12, 2001 and Jarrett hasn't stopped or slowed down since. Jarrett is a two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and is the author and/or illustrator of more than twenty-five books for young readers. His work includes several picture books, the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novel series. Jarrett has given two TED Talks, both of which have been curated to the main page of TED.com and have collectively accrued nearly two million views online. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors and reading. His work has been featured on the front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR's All Things Considered. Jarrett's books have also been recommended by national publications such as Newsweek, The New York Times and USA Today. His Punk Farm picture book and Lunch Lady series are both currently in development as feature films. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters, and their pugs.
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 4 months ago
Last year around this same time I fell into a bit of a reading slump (yes, it happens to everyone) and I picked up a little comics selection called Comics Squad: Detention hoping that it would revive me. I'm happy to say that it did the trick. Thinking lightning might strike twice, I delved into Com...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 1 year ago
As I've mentioned before, I sometimes just pull random books off of the shelf if the cover tickles my fancy. That's precisely how I ended up reading Comics Squad #3: Detention by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Matt Phelan, Victoria Jamieson, Ben Hatke, Rafael Rosario & Jorge ...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 years ago
The Lunch Lady turns out to be a superhero. She is discovered by some students when something is not adding up with a substitute teacher. Lunch Lady wants to know what is up. This was clever and fun. It was different and I want to know what happens in this series.
Merry Meerkat Marginalia
Merry Meerkat Marginalia rated it 2 years ago
4 Stars, Buy it I’m a little sad that there is a new artist to the series. The book is half dairy, part newsletters, part various other vinettes about the Star Wars Jedi Academy. I have to admit, I got a little anxious because Victor Starspeeders only friend is a real jerk and he can’t see that....
I'm Reading Comeeks
I'm Reading Comeeks rated it 3 years ago
Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish; part of the Hereville series about young adventurer and member of an Orthodox Jewish family. These two things don't always go hand in hand. She doesn't want to stay at home and sometimes questions the lessons of Fruma, her step-mother. In this volume Mirka is ...
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