Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Weekly Sketch Roundup

Every day I post a sketch to social media, this is my favorite this week!

Comics Squad: Lunch

Thank you to all who came out to An Unlikely Story to help me celebrate the release of Comics Squad: Lunch!
If you are ever traveling through anywhere near Plainville, MA, definitely stop by this great bookshop!

Ice Cream for Breakfast

I scream, you scream, we all scream for...breakfast?!
This Saturday I will serve as Herrell's Ice Cream's "celebrity scooper" for their second annual Ice Cream for Breakfast fundraiser to benefit Whole Children. I'll be slinging ice cream from 9-10 AM. The fundraiser will go onthrough noon, and after I clean up I'll be signing books at Booklink Booksellers at 10:30. (Proceeds will also benefit Whole Children.) It all goes down in Thorne's Marketplace in Northampton, MA.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Comics Squad Day in bookstores on January 30th!

On Saturday, January 30th contributors for Comics Squad: Lunch! will be spreading out across the country to celebrate the anthology's latest entry!

Here's where we'll be:


An Unlikely Story – In-store Event with Jarrett J. Krosoczka – 1:00 PM

Once Upon a Time – In-store Event with Jenni Holm and Cecil Castellucci – 2:00 PM

A Children’s Place – In-store Event with Matthew Holm – 2:00 PM

Imaginations Toy & Furniture Co. – In-store Event with Cece Bell – 2:00 PM

The King’s English – In-store Event with Nathan Hale - 2:00 PM
1511 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weekly Sketch Roundup

Every day I post a sketch to social media, this is my favorite this week!


Every evening, I saw my grandfather come home with his hands stained from the oil of the machines he worked on. He taught me how to work hard. My kids see me emerge from the basement studio with my hands stained from ink.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Thursday, January 07, 2016


I had the pleasure of running workshops on writing to third and fourth graders at Buker Elementary today. They collaborated on stories about a bird firefighter, a pickle thief, a nose that plays football and a piranha teacher. Don't you just love their minds?!

Weekly Sketch Roundup

My daughter offers words to live by.

Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess

A wonderfully quiet afternoon and evening after wonderfully full celebrations.

Daddy-daughters date at the diner.

Saturday morning goals

Sleepy pug pup

I bribed the pugs with treats to get a few sketches in.

Our kiddo said this on Chirstmas morning. Did your children have any zingers?

Friday, December 18, 2015

This (dramatic pause) is the TED Radio Hour on NPR

Morning coffee and the TED Radio Hour on NPR. The recent show is all about Joseph Campbell's theory on the hero's journey...and I am beyond thrilled and honored to be included in this episode. Not just because of the Star Wars theme or that George Takei is featured right after my segment (admittedly those are pinch-me items) ... but I had the opportunity to put the spotlight on mentors. And I had some amazing mentors—they changed my life.
For my educator friends, I hope that you can see your stories in the tales of my mentors.
May the Force be with you.

The entire episode (above) is amazing. Here is my segment:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tree Remote

One remote to rule them all.

One remote to rule them all.

Posted by Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Hack

PRO TIP: When you put up a ridiculously large, Griswoldian tree, affix the star first. If not, stand on a chair, suction a tree topper into place and have your kid cut the power to the vacuum...

Book Recommendations

It's a thrill and a privilege to be on SiriusXM Kids Place Live every week offering book recommendations. Here is a PDF of every book that I mentioned in 2015. The books are organized by category, so I hope this serves as a helpful tool as you shop for holiday gifts!

More Trees!



Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Want signed books for holiday gifts?

If you are looking for signed books for holiday gifts, my local bookshop can help! But don't delay, they'll be by my house next week to get me to sign everything they have. So if you'd like something personalized, this is your last call!

Please get in touch with Odyssey Bookshop at 413-534-7307, or follow this link:

Thanks so much!