National Book Award finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. Krosoczka is a New York Times bestseller, has been interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air, and has delivered two TED Talks, which have garnered millions of views. Sunshine, the highly-anticipated companion to Jarrett’s bestseller Hey, Kiddo, is forthcoming with Scholastic, and 2022 will see the publication of installments 11 and 12 of his Lunch Lady series (Knopf).read more
Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards for Third-to-Fourth-Grade-Book-of-the-Year, recipient of Book of the Year at the prestigious Harvey Awards at New York ComicCon, and helped direct and produce the audiobook edition of Hey, Kiddo which won both an Audie Award and the Odyssey Medal. Krosoczka has delivered two TED Talks, which have collectively accrued more than two million views online. Krosoczka and his work has been featured on Today Show, New York, Times, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and NPR’s All Things Considered.
Realizing that his books can inspire young readers beyond the page, Krosoczka founded School Lunch Hero Day, a national campaign that celebrates school lunch staff. A consummate advocate for arts education, Krosoczka also established the Joseph and Shirley Krosoczka Memorial Youth Scholarships, which fund art classes for underprivileged children, in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Krosoczka lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and children, and their French bulldog, Bella Carmella, and their pugs, Ralph and Frank. Learn more about Jarrett J. Krosoczka and his work at studioJJK.com.