Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times–bestselling author, a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year, an Eisner award nominee, and the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 books for young readers.
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Hey, Kiddo

ISBN 9780545902489 Graphix / Scholastic, Inc.

Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka's search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day-to-day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist. More about this book >

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka, YPL Finalist, reads from Hey, Kiddo at the 2018 NBAwards Finalists Reading

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times–bestselling author, a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year, an Eisner award nominee, and the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 books for young readers. His work includes several picture books, select volumes of Star Wars: Jedi Academy, the Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad 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 more than 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. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and children, and their pugs, Ralph and Frank.

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