Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Superstar author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is featured on Reading Rockets. If you do not have Jarrett's books in your school library, classroom, or personal library, please take a look at his books the next time you're in a public library or shopping at your favorite independent bookshop. He inspires my students on a daily basis. Thank you, JJK!

"...I think illustrators always just internalize what they know from their youth, and whether they mean to do this or not, when they're creating their artwork, there's something there that looks like what they knew as a kid." -Jarrett J. Krosoczka

"I think the best thing educators and parents can do for their kids is to just provide opportunities for their children's creative outlets. " - Jarrett J. Krosoczka

"When a lightbulb goes up and I have an idea for something, the first thing that I do is I take out my sketchbook and I draw what I think that character looks like." - Jarrett J. Krosoczka

"I need to focus on the art of the page turn, which is creating little mini cliffhangers at the bottom right-hand side of the page, so that when you turn the page, there's the reveal."

"And I'm getting guys to read about a superhero who's a woman, and they have no idea." - Jarrett J. Krosoczka

"I'm so excited to have a new picture book coming out, because it took a few years to get the Lunch Lady books up and running, and now that I have the series on a roll, I am dipping back into my career as a picture book author-illustrator." -Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Borrow Jarrett's books from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Mr. Schu, thank you again for this! You never cease to astound me! I still haven't found the time to post this to my own blog!

    You are a superhero, my friend.



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