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Publication Order of Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Books

Junkyard Fort / Fuerte De Chatarra (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smash! Crash! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pete's Party (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melvin Might? (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uh-Oh, Max (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dizzy Izzy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race from A to Z (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Jeff Kinney, Adam Rex, David Yoo, Paul Feig
Your Question for Author Here (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unaccompanied Minors (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Souvenir (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fistful of Feathers (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Picture Books

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frog Prince, Continued (By: Jacob Grimm) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book that Jack Wrote (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Math Curse (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Squids Will Be Squids (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baloney (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Verse (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy & Octopus (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zoom! Boom! Bully (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Trucking! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truckery Rhymes (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spooky Tire (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Zot! (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kat's Mystery Gift (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melvin's Valentine (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Truck Rescue (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome to Trucktown! (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trucksgiving (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trucks Line Up (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kat's Maps (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle Bunny (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Real Dada Mother Goose (With: Julia Rothman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of AstroNuts Books

AstroNuts Mission One (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Water Planet (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Planet (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Frank Einstein Books

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of SPHDZBooks

with Francesco Sedita
SPHDZ Book #1! (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
SPHDZ Book #2! (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
SPHDZ Book #3! (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
SPHDZ Book #4! (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Time Warp Trio Books

with Catherine Hapka
Knights of the Kitchen Table (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Not-so-Jolly Roger (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Mother Was a Neanderthal (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
2095 (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tut, Tut (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Reading is Killing Me! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's All Greek to Me (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
See You Later, Gladiator (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sam Samurai (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Viking It and Liking It (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Me Oh Maya (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oh Say, I Can't See (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marco? Polo! (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare On Joe's Street (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can't, But Genghis Khan (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Blunders of the World (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lewis and Clark...and Jodie, Freddi, And Samantha (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plaid to the Bone (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
South Pole or Bust (an Egg) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The High and the Flighty (By: Catherine Hapka) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet You at Waterloo (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wushu Were Here (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's So Great About Peter? (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harem Scare'em (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Out of the Mold(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About The Future(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost & Found: Award-Winning Authors Sharing Real-Life Experiences Through Fiction(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day I Lost My Class Hamster(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Kissof True Lip-Locked Moments(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Half-Minute Horrors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Funny Business(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Thriller(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: The Sports Pages(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Done It?(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Other Worlds(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: True Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Heroes & Villains(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

A writer from the United States, the highly popular author Jon Scieszka has been bringing out children’s books for quite some time now, with him being one of the forerunners of his literary field and a true master of his craft. With an extremely bright and inventive style, he’s well known for being highly colorful and imaginative, with his witty and warm approach to the art-form. Not only that, but he’s also fairly prominent on television as well, with a TV show having been adapted from his ‘Time Warp Trio’ series of books for kids, teaching them history in a fun and humorous manner.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1954 on the 8th of September, the future writer to be Jon Scieszka was born and raised in the area of Flint, Michigan in the United States. The son of Louis and Shirley Scieszka, he was the second oldest among a total of six sons whilst growing up. Growing up, his father Louis was a former principal of an elementary school, something which helped to inspire him throughout his career.

Attending and graduating from Culver Military Academy situated in Indiana, he soon graduated from high-school. Going on to attend the Albion College based in Michigan, he gained a qualification in pre-med and English for his B.A. Later he would also go on and get himself a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University, which was focused on fictional writing.

Going on to teach in an elementary school himself following his education, he gained a first-hand level of experience working with children. Whilst this was mostly focused on teaching the second grade students there, he would gain an insight that would serve him well later on in his career. He’s also managed painting apartments in the past too, along with finding his feet writing for various magazines too.

Still writing to this very day, he continues to write from his home in Brooklyn in New York, living with his wife and two children. Always looking for new ideas, he constantly keeps himself busy and active, with a number of different projects running at any one time. With a lot more to come yet, his writing career is growing from strength-to-strength, something that won’t be slowing down in the near future.

Writing Career

Starting out in magazine writing and editing, Scieszka has kept this up throughout his writing career, being a prominent feature in a number of regular publications. Publishing his first book in 1989, though, he made his way onto the scene with ‘The True Story of The Three Little Pigs’, a well received picture book of the time. Making its way into the ‘Top 100 Picture Books of All Time’ in 2012, his fate as one of the most popular children’s authors was secured.

With a whole host of picture books under his belt, he became a firm favorite in the classroom and with teachers for some time. Putting out ‘The Time Warp Trio’ long-running series as well, and his place as one of the most sought after children’s authors was secured. Other popular franchises includes his ‘Trucktown’ series, along with his ‘Spaceheadz’ and ‘Frank Einstein’ collections as well.

In 2008 and 2009 it was the Librarian of Congress that appointed him to become the U.S. Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. That’s not the only recognition he’s gotten for his work, though, with a whole host of awards spanning over the entirety of his writing career. From the beginning he was instantly recognized for his talent and his humorous and witty contributions to the genre.

Maintaining a positive presence within the industry, he’s worked at getting young males to read with ‘Guys Read’, a literacy program based online. Aiming to create lifelong readers out of young men, he aims to increase literacy rates among children to young adults. He’s doing this by ensuring that they overcome any confidence and motivational issues, leading to it becoming a national past-time for many.

Travelling throughout schools nationally across all of America, he seeks to build and improve literacy rates among the young. Whether it’s attending conferences and events, or simply speaking to students, he’s built himself a strong profile as one of the major advocates of children’s literacy. Continuing this trend, he’ll carry on being a major figure for some time to come, as he doesn’t show signs of stopping any time soon.

Sam Samurai

Number ten in the ongoing and long-running ‘Time Warp Trio’ series, this continues the adventure of the eponymous characters. With Adam McCauley illustrating it, it’s a bright and inventive book, that draws its young readers in to the action. First brought out in the year of 2001, it was originally published through the Puffin Books publishing label.

In this particular adventure the ever intrepid trio are assigned a haiku as homework, leading them to find out more. This means heading over to Japan and, not just content with modern day Japan, they head back to the 17th Century, whereby they learn the history of the form. With lessons on the renga and hokku, they get down to what really makes a great haiku work so they can turn a grade a poem to their teacher. Will they be able to find what makes the best haiku? Can they make the most of their time learning there? What will become of Sam Samurai?

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka

Initially brought out in 2008, this was originally released on the 1st of October through the Viking Books for Young Readers publishing label. A stand-alone title from the author, it manages to provide some insight into his own life and his many inspirations. Giving the reader an insight into what makes the writer tick, it captures his zany madcap level of humor that readers have come to know and love.

Following his life and his growing up in Flint in Michigan, this charts the many adventures with both him and his brothers. Going through Catholic school and reading lots of comics, he charts the highs and the lows of what made him the writer he currently is today. Working through a certain sense of nostalgia for the past, it provides a clear window into how Scieszka thinks and operates. It’s a must for anyone looking to learn more on the author, as it allows readers to find out more on his development as an author over the years.

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