Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in the USA, named by the Library of Congress. He is the author of some of the best known and funniest books written for children and is the creator of the Trucktown series. Jon is a former school teacher and an avid promoter of literacy - particularly for boys. His website www.guyssread.com focuses on his national campaign. Jon lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.

Books by this Author

Trucktown Collector's Set
Race from A to Z
Uh-Oh, Max
Dizzy Izzy
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do I Get More Than 8 Words?

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Hey Max – stop revving your engine like that. We can't concentrate on the question.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. VVVVRRRROOOOOM!

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Let's see who can jump from this question into the next one and knock it over! Ready, set, GO!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. IZZY! No, we don't want ice cream right now. we are helping Jon answer Author Questions. It's really a lot of fun.

Author Voices

December 02, 2008

Wow. Check this out. Exactly what you were hoping for – another website with blog postings. I was going to post about a piece of toast (just because it rhymes with post). But now I think I won't. Don't. That's the only other word I can think of that rhymes with "won't". I believe that all blogs should have at least one set of rhyming words. Just because. Does. Fuzz. Was.

November 17, 2008

Have you ever had to kill a yak in the high Himalayas, and then eat its still-warm liver and eyeballs to survive?  Well, I have . . . not . . . either.  But I did see a guy on TV do that once.  And boy, was it squishy. 

I think it just goes to show – you never know what people do with their free time.

Myself, I like to enjoy a good nap, a swim, a bike ride, maybe another nap.  Who doesn’t, right?  But I also enjoy one pastime that I don’t really share with anyone else.  And I don’t usually even tell anyone else. 

It’s kind of a holdover from playing around as a... see more

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