I have a ton of exciting things to look forward to. I'm excited for you to meet new characters this year and be a part of the further adventures of current fictional friends. Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain is on the horizon, as is Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked, which will be begin a new chapter in my career.
I'll also be revving up the ol' radio machine again and will soon be broadcasting new episodes of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. (Online archives of past installments are on their way!)
Below is a list of where you'll be able to find me in person. Please come on out and say hi!
(It's always a good idea to double check with the venue beforehand.)
January 12 - 12pm & 2pmNew York, NY - Macy's Herald Square
A free copy of Ollie the Purple Elephant with every purchase of $25 or more from the Kids' Department!
January 26 - 11am & 2pm
Roseville, MN - Ramsey County Library
A celebration of Kindergartners and their 1st library cards!
Amherst, MA - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jej Czekaj and I team up once again to bring you a punk/hip hop party for kids.
Dublin, OH - Dublin Literary Conference
Northampton, MA - MELTDOWN!
It's the 5th year for the rock/lit festival that Gina and I cofounded with WRSI The River!
This year we have Matt McElligott, Judy Schachner, Angela DiTerlizzi and Tony DiTerlizzi! Plus, Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain will be released a few weeks early exclusively for this event!
Quincy, MA - Massachusetts Reading Association conference
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain publishes!!!
April 19 & 20
Bowling Green, KY - Southern Kentucky Book Festival
April 27 10am
Fort Worth, TX - Texas Library Association Conference
Visually Speaking: Why Graphic Novels Count
Houston, TX - Houston Public Library's Children's Book Celebration
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked publishes!
Knoxville, TN - Children's Festival of Reading
Ames, IA - Iowa Reading Conference
Chicago, IL - American Library Association
Krosoczka! Ten Apel! Telgemeier! Graphic Novels Your Kids Love By Names You Can’t Pronounce Moderated by Jon Scieszka
Los Angeles, CA - SCBWI International Conference