Jon Scieszka (Children's Books)
Author & Illustrator

Jon Scieszka

Biography

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many boks for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www. jsworldwide.com.

Most Popular Jon Scieszka Books

    The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
    Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
    Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
    Math Curse
    Lane Smith, Jon Scieszka
    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
    Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs
    Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (Frank Einstein #5)
    Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs
    Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Frank Einstein Series #4)
    Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs

Book Stats

14
Authored
1
Illustrated
3
Collaborators

All Jon Scieszka Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2019AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant PlanetSteven Weinberg220
2018Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (Frank Einstein #5)Brian Biggs192
2018Frank Einstein and the Space-time ZipperJon ScieszkaBrian Biggs176
2017Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action GizmoBrian Biggs176
2017Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Frank Einstein Series #3)Brian Biggs208
2017Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Frank Einstein Series #4)Brian Biggs224
2016Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster BeltBrian Biggs208
2015Frank Einstein and the BrainTurboBrian Biggs192
2015Frank Einstein and the Electro-FingerBrian Biggs176
2014Frank Einstein and the Antimatter MotorBrian Biggs192
1996The True Story of the 3 Little PigsLane Smith32
1995Math CurseLane Smith32
1994Frog Prince, Continued32
1992The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesLane Smith56

Collaborators

Lane Smith
Brian Biggs
Steven Weinberg