Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Illustrator's Show 2010
Richard Michelson and Jarrett J. Krosoczka at the 21st Annual Children’s illustration Show

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has more than thirty books published, including the popular Lunch Lady Series, Punk Farm, and the new story arc in the Jedi Academy series with Star Wars™: Jedi Academy: A New Class. His graphic novel, Hey, Kiddo, is a gripping memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.

Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and has been a finalist for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. He has delivered two TED Talks, which have collectively accrued more than two million views online. Krosoczka has been featured on NPR and can be heard weekly on The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, a show focusing on books, authors, and reading. His Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Platypus Police Squad series are all currently in development for film.



Read the Washington Post article, What’s appropriate for kids to read? There’s value in exposing them to the tough stuff. by Jarrett J. Krosoczka



Watch Jarrett’s fantastic TED talk!