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Jarrett J. Krosoczka
author/illustrator of books for kids - picture books, graphic novels and chapter books
author/illustrator of books for kids - picture books, graphic novels and chapter books

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As many of you know, my grandparents were tremendously supportive of my creative efforts when I was a kid. Every year at this time, I remember them through an online auction that will help give kids free art classes in their name at the Worcester Art Museum...

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Small Business Saturday!
Although I was unable to get to my local indie bookshop this past Saturday, I wanted to support them just the same. If you are looking to get any of my books signed and personalized, please consider placing an order through the Broadside Bookshop website.  ...

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Limited Commissions
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I post a daily sketch there. After about a year of people asking, I'm opening up an Etsy shop where I will take a limited amount of commissions. This will probably only run for a few weeks, so if you ever wanted ...

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Reassuring art for kids
Over the last week, I've created a few images that I hoped would help lift spirits of the young ones at your school. If you would like to hang these in your classroom, please feel free to print and hang. This one is a quote from my daughter's classroom. The...

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Let All the Children Boogie!
proud to have illustrated the album cover for LET ALL THE CHILDREN
BOOGIE: A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE. Not only is this a fantastic
collection of reinterpretations of Bowie's songs by some of the top
indie musicians for kids and grown-ups, but the pro...

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The Day I Spoke at the White House
Why I visited The White House on October 19, 2016. It was an immense privilege and honor to travel to Washington D.C. to
be a part of the launch of Changing Minds, a new campaign that empowers
adults to support children who have trauma and violence in the...

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Giveaway! Copy of Jedi Academy: A New Class with endpapers filled with doodles.
I'll be giving away five copies of Jedi Academy: A New Class  with endpapers filled with original drawings! This is a contest where you will literally get bonus points for supporting your local bookshop. Please see the details below. Contest is for ages 18 ...

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Meltdown author interviews on the radio!
Per annual tradition, the authors attending Meltdown were interviewed on WRSI The River in the days leading up to Meltdown! Monte Belmonte, superlative human being, radio DJ and program director over at the station, conducts lively and engaging interviews. ...

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Meltdown—a free book and music festival in Northampton, MA on Saturday, March 26!
Next Saturday! The River's Family Music Meltdown and Book Bash will be here! Here are the authors that Gina and I have lined up. We
can't wait for these fantastic people to do their thing for our
community here in Western Massachusetts! For the full sched...

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Grace Lin's TED Talk—a MUST watch for anybody who works with young readers!
"A book can show you the world...It can also show you a reflection of yourself." My pal, author/illustrator Grace Lin, has given a poignant TED Talk on the importance of keeping a bookshelf filled with diverse books. This is twelve minutes that should be wa...
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