Menu

Featured books by Jarrett Krosoczka

A keen sense of humor, a bright palette, and unique perspectives make books by Jarrett Krosoczka come to life for readers of all ages. Whether sharing a picture book with a young child or seeing a newly independent reader reading on his own, adults and children alike are sure to smile when they have a book by this author/illustrator.

Annie Was Warned

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Share the shivers with brave Annie as she ventures into a spooky mansion on Halloween night. The surprise (and not too scary) ending will delight young children in this delicious tale to be shared all year.

Baghead

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Why Josh insists on wearing a large brown bag over his head is really quite simple: he gave himself a very bad haircut! A bit of gel from his sister concludes this initially mysterious but always entertaining and ultimately satisfying tale.

Bubble Bath Pirates

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A pirate mom bathes her pirate boys in a bubbly tub which makes for lively reading and an exhilarating bath time! Readers will laugh along with the boys in this fast, fresh, and very funny slice of everyday life.

Good Night, Monkey Boy

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Independent Reader

A boy in monkey pajamas resists bedtime as only a monkey could. He swings from trees (the shower curtain pole in the bathroom), sneaks a banana, and uses toothpaste in his hair. Ultimately his mom gets him to quiet down — though sleep is questionable!

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Meet the Breakfast Bunch: three regular kids, and their not-at-all-ordinary Lunch Lady! With the help of amazing and useful kitchen gadgets, Lunch Lady defeats a plot by cyborg subs to take Teacher of the Year Award. The launch of this graphic novel series for younger readers is sure to delight with its humor and recognizable situations.

Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A field trip to the art museum becomes a mystery for the Breakfast Bunch to solve – perhaps without the help of Lunch Lady! Read more adventures of this unique superheroes team in Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians, Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown, Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta, and Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit.

Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Can the Lunch Lady protect the Breakfast Bunch of Thompson Creek School from evil mutants posing as "mathletes" in a school math competition? Readers will find out in the latest installment of kids and their offbeat superhero done in signature black/white illustration in graphic format.

Max for President!

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

It's election time, and both Max and Kelly are running for class president. They busily make campaign signs and buttons and develop their platform. There can only be one winner, though, so someone is bound to be disappointed. All ends well, though, in this satisfying and recognizable story.

Ollie the Purple Elephant

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Ollie, a purple elephant, is a perfect pet; he loves and is loved by the McLaughlins. Their home is lively until a jealous neighbor and the family’s cat cook up a scheme to send Ollie packing. The heroic conclusion is sure to satisfy — and tickle — readers.

Punk Farm

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

The musical fun begins when Farmer Joe goes to bed for the night. With instruments in tow, the cow, goat, sheep and chicken rock the barn and entertain the animals — until morning comes when all returns to normal. The fun continues when the band goes on tour while Farmer Joe is away on business in Punk Farm on Tour. Droll humor and lively illustrations make both romps fun to read many times.

Interested in wonderful interviews with tween and teen authors? Hop on over to our sister site, AdLit.org, and browse the library.

Proceeds from the sale of books purchased at Amazon.com help support the Reading Rockets project. Thank you!

"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox