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Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade. He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997. He was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. In 2014 his title, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor made The New York Times Best Seller List. Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger made the list in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The True Story of the Three Little Pigs… (more)
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 10,436 copies, 650 reviews
Math Curse 2,478 copies, 256 reviews
The Frog Prince, Continued 1,815 copies, 45 reviews
The Not-So-Jolly Roger 1,211 copies, 14 reviews
Science Verse 1,094 copies, 96 reviews
Tut, Tut #6 (Time Warp Trio) 1,031 copies, 7 reviews
2095 973 copies, 10 reviews
My Dog Does My Homework! (Editor; Introduction) 795 copies, 5 reviews
Baloney (Henry P.) 747 copies, 67 reviews
Summer Reading Is Killing Me! 746 copies, 10 reviews
Guys Write for Guys Read (Editor; Contributor) 744 copies, 13 reviews
It's All Greek to Me 732 copies, 7 reviews
See You Later, Gladiator 707 copies, 2 reviews
Guys Read: Funny Business (Editor; Contributor) 648 copies, 21 reviews
Viking It and Liking It 488 copies, 1 review
Sam Samurai 477 copies, 8 reviews
Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? 439 copies, 9 reviews
Battle Bunny 380 copies, 31 reviews
Me Oh Maya 365 copies, 7 reviews
Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci 356 copies, 2 reviews
SPHDZ Book #1! (Spaceheadz) 338 copies, 11 reviews
Cowboy and Octopus 311 copies, 28 reviews
Seen Art? 309 copies, 37 reviews
Guys Read: Thriller (Editor) 298 copies, 3 reviews
The Book that Jack Wrote 240 copies, 5 reviews
Guys Read: Other Worlds (Editor) 223 copies, 4 reviews
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (Editor) 188 copies, 1 review
Robot Zot! 179 copies, 20 reviews
Guys Read: True Stories (Editor) 158 copies, 2 reviews
Marco? Polo! 155 copies, 1 review
Uh-Oh, Max 152 copies, 1 review
Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland (Adapter) 142 copies, 6 reviews
Zoom! Boom! Bully 138 copies, 1 review
Who Done It? 132 copies, 4 reviews
Trucktown: Melvin's Valentine 130 copies, 1 review
Trucktown: Kat's Maps 119 copies, 1 review
Melvin Might? (Trucktown) 113 copies, 3 reviews
Snow Trucking! 108 copies, 1 review
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales (Editor) 101 copies, 3 reviews
The Time Warp Trio Gift Set 53 copies, 2 reviews
SPHDZ Book #3! (Spaceheadz) 48 copies, 2 reviews
Trucktown: Pete's Party 46 copies, 1 review
The Spooky Tire 45 copies, 1 review
South Pole or Bust (an Egg) 25 copies, 2 reviews
Guys Read website 2 copies, 1 review
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Mud Fun 1 copy
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