Jon Scieszka Author Study
Celebrate the work of America's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Born in Flint, Michigan, Jon Scieszka earned a bachelor’s degree in writing from Albion College and a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University. He held a number of teaching positions in the first through eighth grades before taking a year off to develop ideas for children’s books. He is the author of several bestselling children’s titles, including The Stinky Cheese Man, which won a Caldecott Honor medal, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and the Time Warp Trio, a chapter book series. Scieszka is the founder of Guys Read, a nonprofit literacy organization.
Find out more about Jon Scieszka.
Explore Fractured Fairy Tales and Fables with this online student activity.
With their trademark wacky humor and captivating art, award-winners Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith have created a funny collection of moral tales. Read at your own risk!
An irresistible "revisionist" retelling of the traditional tale will become a classroom hit. "Alexander T. Wolf endeavors to set the record straight, and he does an admirable job of it." — The New York Times
The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the Wild West of yesteryear, rubbing elbows with cowboys and Indians.
The three friends of the Time Warp Trio use their magical book to travel back to prehistoric times, where they find themselves in the midst of woolly mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and a cavewoman leader who looks suspiciously familiar.
This book is about a Rat, a Cat, a Cow over the moon, and a Baby humming a tune. It's about what the Bug did to the rug. It's about how the Egg fell off the wall. It's about the crazy mayhem that can occur when nursery rhymes go awry.
The humorous retellings of ten famous fairy tales that turn the lives of their characters inside out and upside down.
After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.
While on a field trip to New York's Museum of Natural History, Joe, Sam, and Fred travel one hundred years into the future, where they encounter robots, anti-gravity disks, and their own grandchildren.
Joe receives a magic book for his birthday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred, and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons, and vile-smelling giants roamed the land.
When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.