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Jon Scieszka Books In Order

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Publication Order of Time Warp Trio Books

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

Publication Order of AstroNuts Books

AstroNuts Mission One (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Water Planet (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Planet (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Frank Einstein Books

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of SPHDZBooks

with Francesco Sedita
SPHDZ Book #1! (With: Francesco Sedita) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SPHDZ Book #2! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SPHDZ Book #3! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SPHDZ Book #4! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Books

Smash! Crash! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pete's Party (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Melvin Might? (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uh-Oh, Max (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dizzy Izzy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race from A to Z (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Bloody Souvenir (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Computer Challenges (With: Nancy Shuller) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road Atlas (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seen Art? (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Stories (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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