Jon Scieszka is the author of all of those books over next to his picture. He has been writing books for so long (since 1989) that he doesn't even know how many are over there. But he's sold bazillions. The books have won a mess of awards. And he is having the best time writing more more more. He is also the founder of Guys Read, a literacy initiative for boys. He is the first US National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. And he is still the nicest of six Scieszka boys. No one knows exactly where he lives.