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1. Over 300 kids made their own Lunch Lady gadgets out of items from their kitchens!

I've just visited with the students at Oak St School in New Jersey. And wow, what a creative community!

School librarian Sue Philhower greeted me in the parking lot as Lunch Lady!

PTO moms Elyse Rhead and Beth DiCesare "Vanna White" one of the many posters they created and plastered around school!


The kids knew how to pronounce my last name and were WAY psyched:


The projects that the kids had on display throughout the school were unreal. Check out this model of Lunch Lady's school:


Over 300 kids made their own Lunch Lady gadgets out of items from their kitchens! Seriously impressive.



Check out all of the fun projects that the kids at Oak St School made after the jump:























































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2. Happy Halloween! Skelton flamingos and Lunch Lady pumpkins

We are feeling incredibly grateful here in the Krosoczka house to be celebrating Halloween this evening. The hurricane's fury avoided us completely. Our hearts go out to all of the folks in the affected areas. And I feel lucky to even be home. I had been in Austin for the Texas Book Festival. I had already canceled Sunday's appearances, but was scheduled on a flight out on Sunday morning. On Saturday afternoon, while signing books with Dav Pilkey, Lisa McMann and Mac Barnett, I glanced at my phone and saw that Massachusetts was in a state of emergency. I took off to pack my bags and head to the airport and got on the last flight of the evening. Sadly, many of my Northeast author friends are still stuck in Austin. Not a bad city to be stuck in, but I would far rather be home with my kids. Not only to shelter them from the storm, but to decorate pumpkins like this:


My three year old drew this. So proud!

And with the storm behind us, the yard decorations are back out on display:




Not only to I feel fortunate to have my house in order, I feel so lucky that folks like my work enough to use my characters as inspiration for their Halloween celebrations. Check out the awesome Nash family below! I had to pick myself up off the floor when I saw how they decked themselves out for their Halloween shenanigans.





And remember Lunch Lady super fan who drew this awesome comic? Her librarian sent in this photo of her storytime pumpkin!




And this morning, third grade teacher Kerry Ciccone tweeted this photo to me:


And that's not to mention that her son made this awesome project for his literacy parade project!


If you are celebrating Halloween and using any of my characters, I am so incredibly honored! And I would love to see your creativity in action! Please email them to me (props at studiojjk.com) or Tweet or Facebook them to me!



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3. Best thank you note ever received from a reader

For Nora's birthday, her mom sneaked all of her Lunch Lady books from her room, mailed them to me and then Nora was presented with the entire LL collection, autographed on her big day.

This is the thank you note Nora sent. It is simply the best ever and it will hang in my studio to remind me of the kids reading my books!

Keep reading, Nora!




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4. In your face, Mark Twain!


Hear that, Mr. Twain? The history of history!

Raffaella, I am indeed lucky to get a Lunch Lady drawing from you! You are very talented!




If you have any drawings, I would love to see them. They can be
emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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5. Weston draws along!

The incredibly talented Weston sent in these photos. Back in March when I was launching LL7 and connecting with kids via UStream, Weston caught the afternoon show after school. And as I drew in my studio in Massachusetts, he drew along in Texas!






GREAT job, Weston! Keep up the excellent work!



If you have any drawings, I would love to see them. They can be
emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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6. Drawings from Kids


Check out this drawing by Mario. He was asked by his teacher to make up a character that might be included in Punk Farm on Tour. Mario said that his flamingo was radical. I agree! And I think Mario is radical, too. Keep drawing, sir!

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7. Drawings from Kids

Check out this awesome drawing by Amiee! I visited Aimee's school virtually, so getting this drawing was especially cool.  It's just so neat to see that the kids are getting just as pumped up about writing and drawing with my virtual visits as they do with my in-person school visits.


Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:

 Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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8. Funny Kid Quote

I had a great time running workshops at the Colorado Academy. With the Kindergartners, I ran workshops on drawing emotions on a character's face. I ran through all the basics—happy, sad, scared, mad. . .

And then I asked for suggestions from the kids. "What other kind of face could we draw?" I asked.

A kid in the front raised his hand. "A poker face!"

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9. What was one of the best days of my professional life

Hamilton Elementary completely blew me away with what they called "JJK Day". I have visited so many wonderful schools so far in 2011 and would blog about each of them if I was more organized and if deadlines didn't get the best of me. But I'd be remiss if I didn't share some pictures and videos of what Jennifer Lucas did over at Hamilton El in Houston, TX. She created "JJK Day", which was an end of the year celebration and classrooms needed to win their way into the presentations. Kids worked together to make the most amazing videos! And Jennifer and her library aide even donned their Lunch Lady and Betty costumes for the day!


Check out the decorations put up around the school:

 



And the craziest part of the day—it almost didn't happen! It was scheduled for February 4th. I was in Houston for the week, but with the impending "snow storm", school had been canceled preemptively. Luckily, it all worked out with schedules for me to return to Houston for this awesome day!

Here are some of the videos that were made for the contest:

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10. Paper-mâché LL gadgets

Check out what the 5th graders at H. Gregg Elementary in Corning, NY made! These are unbelievably cool!








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11. LL story ideas from kids

I always love when kids come up with adventures for Lunch Lady to go on!

Here's Lunch Lady and the Toast Aliens by Foster:




And here's a suggestion to write Lunch Lady and Revenge of the Author by Chelsie:


And checkout this great drawing of LL by Ian!

All such talented writers and illustrators! Keep up the great work!

Have you created a new adventure for Lunch Lady? Care to share? I would love to see it!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:

 Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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12. Baghead by Juan

*SPOILER ALERT* This drawing gives away the end of Baghead, but man, isn't it great? It's by Juan and I hope he keeps drawing, he's very talented!

Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:

 Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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13. Flashes of LL yellow in New Hampshire

I had a great week of school visits in Merrimack, NH visiting with the students at Reeds Ferry, Mastricola and Thorntons Ferry Schools. Everyone went all out! Check out the Bagheads that arrived at my presentations:





The lunch ladies at all of the schools were gifted yellow aprons from the reading teachers. They certainly had fun playing with the kids' perceptions of them. They fastened Spork Phones to their visors, and even provided dinner theater, chasing teachers and librarians through the cafeteria at lunchtime!











Kids invented their own super-creative gadgets. Their brilliant ideas were posted at each school for all to see!

















Every detail of the trip was so well-considered!





Thank you to everyone who made these school visits a reality!

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14. An awesome comic from a young cartoonist


With the demands of deadlines and fatherhood upon me, I've been pretty terrible about keeping up with the letters and art that have come in from kids. But I'm catching up and I'm getting back on track to share some of the amazing work that comes in.
Today I wanted to share with you this incredible comic created by Riley in Texas!













This book does deserve two thumbs up, Riley! Keep up the great work!
If you have any drawings, I would love to see them. They can be
emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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15. Darrin Johnson, parent volunteer, raises the bar

Sure, some of us make cupcakes. Some of us might collect book fair orders. Darrin Johnson takes out his table saw and makes wooden cutouts of picture book characters to inspire reading at Haggerty School in Cambridge, MA. He made an incredible display for Punk Farm. In fact, he made sure that each character was in proper scale to the others by studying the books.

I salute you, Mr. Johnson. I'm totally honored that you spent the time making these of my characters. I'm also hoping my daughter's school doesn't see this, because I will need to step up my game if they do...












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16. Baghead reflections

Check out this amazing drawing sent in from Jolena.


Jolena, I admire your talent as well! That reflection of Baghead in the puddle is amazing!


Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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17. drawings from kids

Check out this awesome drawing that was given to me a few weeks back at Coker Elementary in San Antonio. It's impressive, isn't it? Excellent use of yellow.



Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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18. Gadgets from Kids

Here are some more great LL gadgets sent in by kids!



Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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19. Gadgets from Kids

Look! More awesome LL gadgets by kids!





Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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20. Drawings from kids

Check out these great drawings by Frankie from San Antonio!





Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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21. Gadgets from Kids

Two more great LL gadget ideas by John L.!



Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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22. Drawings from Kids: Punk Farm edition

Some Punk Farm love! Aren't these drawings fantastic?





Speaking of Punk Farm love, Bank Street Books is celebrating 40 years of bookselling and to celebrate, the BSB staff voted on their 40 favorite books of the past 40 years. Punk Farm made the list! Check it out!  Color me honored!

Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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23. Drawings from Kids

What a great Lunch Lady! And I think that could very well be a new catch phrase!


Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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24. Drawings from Kids

Looks like Mrs. Peterson has her hands full!


Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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25. Drawings from Kids

Look at these great drawings that the very talented Lindy sent in! Keep up the great work, Lindy!






Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

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