Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the author of many bestselling children's titles, including The Stinky Cheese Man, which won a Caldecott Honor medal, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, which has sold over three million copies and been translated into 14 languages, and the Time Warp Trio, a chapter book series. His most recent projects are the Trucktown series for the preschool/kindergarten set and Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka for all ages. He is also the founder of GUYS READ, a nonprofit literacy organization.

Born in Flint, Michigan, he earned a Bachelor's degree from Albion College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction from Columbia University. He held a number of teaching positions in the first through eighth grades before taking a year off to develop ideas for children's books.