When Jarrett Krosoczka visited the Parkland Community Library in 2003, right after his book, Annie Was Warned, was published, I was impressed with his artwork and his enthusiasm. His book, Baghead, hit just the right chord as it told the story of a boy who wore a bag to hide his self-inflicted haircut. Bubble Bath Pirates makes a great storytime book and Krosoczka's other picture books are fun and colorful.
Now Krosoczka is writing for the Chapter Book/Graphic Novel crowd. His Lunch Lady series will appeal to readers of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta series and to readers of other school-based books such as The Bailey Street School. This is no ordinary Lunch Lady. No, Krosoczka's Lunch Lady is a superhero of epic proportions and she always saves the day. The fourth book in the series is due out in 2010.
Check out Krosoczka's website studio jjk to learn more about this versatile and talented author. Krosoczka did a clever video about writing with appearances by several very famous children's authors and illustrators including Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka and Tomie dePaola. The video is a lot of fun. Click here to view it.