Hold on to your hairnets, Huntsville. Jarrett Krosoczka is headed back to the Rocket City after a seven year hiatus, thanks to Rocket City Mom’s annual Learning Expo on Saturday, January 31.
[sws_pullquote_right] “I cannot wait to get back to Rocket City! Rocket City Mom and their team put on an amazing show, and I’m honored to be a part of it.” – JJK [/sws_pullquote_right] Chances are, your kid has read a JJK book. He’s the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books for young readers, including picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels.
His books offer something for every age range – does your preschooler like rebellious farm animals? Punk Farm is a JJK book they’ll love. Got a third grader who’s a reluctant reader? The Lunch Lady graphic novel series could be right up their alley. And those are just a few!
Not just an artist & author, Jarrett is engaged with students, teachers, librarians, and book-lovers all over the country. He’s an active advocate of art education, and speaks about the impact art had on his own life wherever he can. Take a look at the other places you might have seen or heard about Jarrett:
- Host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live
- Featured TEDx presenter about the importance of art in kid’s lives
- His work has been featured on the front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR’s All Things Considered
- Rumors of Amy Poehler starring in a movie about his Lunch Lady series have surfaced
- Singer of Reading Rainbow duets with LeVar Burton at the Children’s Choice Book Awards – check it out:
Krosoczka will be speaking at two sessions at the Learning Expo on January 31, as well as signing books and talking with readers. Books will be available to purchase at the event. “I cannot wait to get back to Rocket City! Rocket City Mom and their team put on an amazing show, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
Jarrett has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher while still an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. Then, just six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12, 2001 and Jarrett hasn’t stopped or slowed down since.
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Rocket City Mom is a website about raising children in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Started in late 2010 by a local mom and newcomer to Huntsville, Rocket City Mom has grown into a thriving community of local parents and now boasts a staff of four, thirteen regular contributors, and tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley readers making it the #1 Parenting Resource in North Alabama.