Jon Scieszka ( SHESH-k?: which phonetically resembles sciezka, the Polish word for "path") (born September 8, 1954) is an American children's writer, best known for picture books created with the illustrator Lane Smith.
He is also a nationally recognized reading advocate, and the founder of Guys Read – a web-based literacy program for boys whose mission is "to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers."Scieszka was the first U.S.
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appointed by the Librarian of Congress for calendar years 2008 and 2009.His Time Warp Trio series, which teaches kids history, has been adapted into a television show.