Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

March 5th, 2017 by

lunch-lady-and-the-summer-camp-shakedownSubmitted by Cassie, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

Wow amazing !! One of my favorite parts was when lunch lady used her mighty powers ! Yes I loved those parts I recommend this to graphic novel fans and kids who are adventurer but I don’t recommend this to teens I think they will say to kidish but anyone should give it a try !! Its mainly about lunch lady and the breakfast kids looking toward to a relaxing vacation but who wouldn’t ? Well unfortunately there is a swap monster!!! yikes!!! But lunch lady and the breakfast kids Dee,Hector, and Terrence must all fight against the secret enemy . 😁😁 I rank this book a 5 star it grabs my attention and I her can’t put down the book and I love this fantastic book also it is soooo adventurer . Lastly read this book !! Thanks soon much for reading this review

Pictionary with the Professionals

October 14th, 2014 by

Six artists. One sharpie. Many sheets of paper. Get ready for…


Last week, six graphic novelists gathered to play Pictionary at McNally Jackson Bookstore in New York City. The contestants:

  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady series, Platypus Police Squad series, Punk Farm series)
  • Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama, Sisters)
  • Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet series, the new Harry Potter book covers)
  • Sara Varon (Robot Dreams, Bake Sale, Odd Duck)
  • Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde series, The Knights of the Lunch Table series)

Left to Right: McNally Jackson Bookstore Bookseller & Pictionary Host, Sara Varon, Raina Telgemeier, and Jarret J. Krosoczka



Left to Right: Kazu Kibuishi, Frank Cammuso

We made sure to attend and get front-row seats so we could report back to our Kidsmomo readers. Okay, technically Nancy got a second-row seat and Karen was in the fifth row, but the space was pretty small, so we still got good views of the action.

The graphic novelists were first split into two teams. At first they guessed for their own teams, and eventually the crowd joined in! The answers were book titles, nouns, or common idioms. Can you guess what they are? (Click on the link below each picture to reveal the answer!)

Jarrett J. Krosoczka | Clue: A phrase

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Pictionary Answer
Curiosity Killed the Cat

Frank Cammuso | Clue: A place

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Pictionary Answer
Easter Island

Sara Varon | Clue: A movie

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Pictionary Answer
Back to the Future

Kazu Kibuishi | Clue: A phrase

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Pictionary Answer
Change for a dollar

Sara Varon | Clue: A thing

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Pictionary Answer
Goldfish (this was surprisingly a stumper for the crowd)

Raina Telgemeier | Clue: A movie

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Pictionary Answer
Muppets Take Manhattan

Jarrett J. Krosoczka | Clue: An event

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Pictionary Answer
New York Marathon

Sara Varon | Clue: A (smelly) thing

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Pictionary Answer
Athlete’s foot

Raina Telgemeier | Clue: A phrase

Pictionary Answer
Out of this world

So, how many did you guess correctly? Leave a comment below and let us know whose drawing you liked the best!

And check out Nancy and Karen in Kidsmomo Pictionary, where Nancy kicks Karen’s butt (in drawing, but not guessing).

Kidsmomo Podcast #27: “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer”

June 14th, 2010 by

If we had our way, Karen would be spending the summer in Australia and Nancy would be on the beach. But alas, we’re stuck at home for the season. At least we can escape into some awesome book series! From a global adventure to a medieval warzone to superhero headquarters hidden in a school — we do ’em all in our latest podcast, all about summer series:

    Download the MP3 (5.4 MB)

  • One family, two kids, 39 clues — aka our mystery book series revealed
  • Battles past, present, and whimsical — aka our summer series picks, plus a kid rec (Ranger’s Apprentice, Lunch Lady, and the Mysterious Benedict Society)
  • Our dream summer vacations… and the realization that we’re really not beach people (that’s normal, right?)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is books about cats! So send us a review of your favorite cat book and check out these purr-fect cat books.

— Karen and Nancy