Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Website Review: Jon Scieska

JON SCIESZKA’s author website is a wacky, wonderful place for youth to explore his life and his works.
Kick off your exploration by reading “A Welcome Message from the President”. Youth will enjoy his “annual report” too.
Jon’s Bio page contains a biographical sketch with hyperlinks to more information. Be sure to check out his interesting infographics.
The Books page provides book covers and descriptions of his works. In addition, it links to his series books including Time Warp Trio, Trucktown, and Spaceheadz.
The Guys Read website provides fun activities and information about books of interest to boys.
The Gallery features images including Scieszka’s family and information about the author’s writing process.
The News and FAQs pages provide lots of other interesting insights. There’s even an “Official Online How-to-Say-Jon-Scieszka Pronunciation Guide”.
Librarians will find endless ideas for an author display featuring Scieskza. Consider printing some of his infographics and pairing them with examples of his books. This is a great website to get reluctant readers interested in this amazing author.
To learn more, visit the website at http://jsworldwide.com/.
To visit the Time Warp Trio website, go to http://www.timewarptrio.com/.
To visit the Spaceheadz in Action website, go to http://spaceheadz.com/.
To visit the Guys Read website, go to http://guysread.com/.