Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From the Library of Congress: Symposium on the Reluctant Reader

If you have a reluctant reader at home or in your classroom, I hope that you will spend some time watching this video from the Library of Congress.

Here's the official description:

The Young Readers Center produced a symposium on reluctant readers, children who struggle with reading skills that can impede their ability to learn and their interest in books. The panel, moderated by Center for the Book director John Cole included pediatrician Trude Haecker, psychologist Claire Agard and author/illustrators Stephan Pastis and Jarrett J. Krosoczka. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Krosoczka family pumpkins

Every Halloween I post dozens of photos of our pumpkins. This year, this is all I will post. Why? Because this year our pumpkins are being professionally photographed for the October 2015 issue of FamilyFun! I'll be writing a feature article on how we paint and decorate our pumpkins. I'm proud to share some Krosoczka family traditions with this most excellent magazine!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Graphic novelist Pictionary in NYC on Thursday evening!

Hey New Yorkers—I'll be at McNally Jackson on Thursday at 7 PM playing Pictionary with Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, Sara Varon & Frank Cammuso!

A conversation with Chris Van Allsburg at the 92nd St Y on Nov 15

Save the date!

On November 15th, I will be moderating a conversation with Chris Van Allsburg at the 92nd St Y in New York City! As many of you know, it was his book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, that landed in my hands when I was seventeen and inspired me to get into children's picture books. I am thrilled beyond measure!  

You can pick up tickets here:

I am excited to check out his newest book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie.