Jon Scieszka (born September 8, 1954) is an American children's writer.
Having been writing books for children since 1989, Jon Scieszka describes his work as aiming to make children laugh. He is best known for his Fractured Fairy Tales that twist classic stories in outlandish and outrageous manners, accompanied by the distinctive illustrations of his regular collaborator, Lane Smith. Two of his series, Time Warp Trio and Trucktown, were also adapted into animated TV series up in Canada. He is also the founder of Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys, being one of the biggest advocates for reading in the United States.
Works by Jon Scieszka include:
- The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, illustrated by Lane Smith
- The Stinky Cheese Man, illustrated by Lane Smith
- The Frog Prince, Continued
- The Book That Jack Wrote
- The Time Warp Trio series (the first 8 books were illustrated by Lane Smith), which later received an Animated Adaptation that aired on Discovery Family
- The Trucktown series, which was turned into an Animated Adaptation by Nelvana that aired on Treehouse TV.
- Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith
- Science Verse, illustrated by Lane Smith
- Squids Will Be Squids, illustrated by Lane Smith
- Baloney (Henry P.), illustrated by Lane Smith
- Seen Art?, illustrated by Lane Smith
- Cowboy and Octopus, illustrated by Lane Smith
- Robot Zot
- Battle Bunny
- The Spaceheadz series
- The Frank Einstein series
- The Astro-Nuts series