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Jon Scieszka


Jon Scieszka has been writing books to inspire crazy kids for longer than he can remember. As one third grader correctly put it, he has been writing "since the 1900s!" He is probably best known as the author of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs," "The Stinky Cheese Man," "Math Curse" and "Knucklehead." He is the founder of a literacy initiative to connect boys with reading called Guys Read. He was named our nation's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. He continues that work to inspire kids to want to be lifelong readers. His new book is "Astro Nuts."

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Books:
AstroNuts Mission One: The Planet Planet
Children / Teens
Chronicle Books
September 2019
ISBN 9781452171197
220 pages
$14.99, INSTOCK
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This laugh-out-loud, visually groundbreaking read launches a major new series by children's literature legend Jon Scieszka. More/less

KnuckleheadIs That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life
Children / Teens
Viking Juvenile
October 2008
ISBN 9780670011384
106 pages
$12.99, INSTOCK
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Babysitting mishaps, lazy summer days by the lake, and silly childhood pranks are remembered in this amusing memoir of the life of an adventurous young boy growing up in a family with six brothers. More/less

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