MA – School Lunch Hero Day Workshop + Signing

Cartoonist Jarrett J. Krosoczka appears at the Public Library of Brookline on Thursday, February 15th at 3:30 PM.

In the world of Jarrett J. Krosoczka, school nutrition professionals are superheroes. In the author/illustrator’s award-winning Lunch Lady graphic novel series, three curious students discover the crime-fighting ways of their heroic lunch lady and team up to keep the school safe from cyborg substitutes, conniving photographers, and mutant mathletes. Hear Jarrett share his favorite stories about real-life school lunch heroes and discuss School Lunch Hero Day, a celebration honoring the hard work, dedication, and kindness of school nutrition staff who help shape the lives of millions of students every day.

This visit will also include a workshop on how to create your own graphic novel. How do you organize visual ideas in a clear manner to tell a story? What’s the difference between a word balloon and a thought balloon? What’s a gutter and a panel? The graphic novel format will be broken down and students will gain a deeper understanding of storytelling through comics! Jarrett will also give great tips to avoid the pitfalls that young cartoonists often fall into. (Hint: Write the words before you draw the word balloon…) Paper and pencil will be provided for each participant.

This event is limited to 75 participants (with chaperones additional.) Please have at least one chaperone per two children.

The Children’s Book Shop will be selling titles and there will be a book signing after the workshop has finished.

Part of the Brookline Eats! series.

Supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.

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The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 730-2370

MA – Comics Squad: Lunch Signing

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Cartoonist Jarrett Krosoczka will be visiting An Unlikely Story to celebrate the release of his collaborative books, Comics Squad: Lunch on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM! Jarrett will do a brief reading, talk about the Comics Squad series, conduct a brief drawing demonstration, answer audience questions and sign copies of his books. Free tickets are available at the link.

Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further—do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic characters are right here in one book, including the Peanuts gang, Babymouse, and Lunch Lady. This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject—LUNCH!

Lunchtime can be fun, wild, yummy, or complete chaos! And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka 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.

Jarrett is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and is the author and/or illustrator of more than twenty-five books for young readers. His work includes several picture books, the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novel series. Jarrett has given two TED Talks, both of which have been curated to the main page of and have collectively acrued more than a million views online. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors and reading. His work has been featured on the front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Jarrett’s books have also been recommended by national publications such as Newsweek, The New York Times and USA Today. His Punk Farm picture book and Lunch Lady series are both currently in development as feature films. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and their pug—Ralph Macchio. For more information, please visit his website at:

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An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

CT – Platypus Police Squad Signing

November 19, 2014 by  
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady series) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign the latest Platypus Police Squad book The Ostrich Conspiracy on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
110 Albany Tpk #305, Canton, CT 06019

NYC – Comix Pictionary Showdown

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, Sara Varon, and Frank Cammuso appear at McNally Jackson Books on Thursday October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm to battle it out in an extremely low-stakes game of Pictionary. Illustrations created by the artists over the course of the game will be given to audience members at random, super happy fun times will be given to audience members en masse.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry), New York City, NY 10012

MA – Meltdown Family Music & Book Festival

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Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman will be part of the Meltdown Family Music and Book Festival on Saturday March 29th! Along with Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady) and other awesome authors and musicians. Admission is FREE! Details at the link!

Here is the full schedule of the book events:

10:40 a.m. – Tanya Lee Stone
11:40 a.m. – Bob Shea
12:40 p.m. – Jarrett Krosoczka Drawing Party
1:40 p.m. – Dave Roman
2:40 p.m. – Raina Telgemeier

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
80 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060