Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family.
Dan Santat, the author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses. He's also developing his own animated television show.
Gordon Korman has written more than seventy middle-grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers: Book One: The Medusa Plot; Pop; Schooled; No More Dead Dogs; Son of the Mob; and Born to Rock. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York.
Chris Rylander is the author of the Fourth Stall saga. A fan of chocolate, chips, and chocolate chips, he lives in Chicago.
Dan Gutman has written many weird books for kids. He lives in New Jersey (a very weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children.
Anne Ursu is the author of Breadcrumbs, which Kirkus Reviews called a "transforming testament to the power of friendship" in a starred review, and was acclaimed as one of the best books of 2011 by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, and the Chicago Public Library. It was also on the IndieBound Next List and was an NPR Backseat Book Club featured selection. She was also the recipient of the 2013 McKnight Fellowship Award in Children's Literature. Anne teaches at Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and three cats—monster fighters, all.
Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He's the author of such gripping books for adults as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and American Outrage. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round draft pick. He later earned his law degree with honors, and he has also worked as an NFL commentator for FOX Sports and NPR.
His first book for young readers, Football Genius, inspired in part by his players and his own kids, became a New York Times bestseller and was followed by Football Hero, Football Champ, The Big Time, and Deep Zone. He drew on his experiences playing and coaching Little League for Rivals and Pinch Hit and two more New York Times bestsellers: Baseball Great and Best of the Best.
Bestselling author Jon Scieszka called Tim Green's Unstoppable, a book about a boy's struggle with cancer that debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, "Absolutely heroic. And something every guy should read."
Tim Green lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York.
Joseph Bruchac is the author of Skeleton Man, The Return of Skeleton Man, Bearwalker, The Dark Pond, and Whisper in the Dark, as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents.
Jacqueline Woodson was awarded Newbery honors for her books Feathers and Show Way and was a National Book Award finalist for her books Hush and Locomotion; the latter also received a Coretta Scott King Honor, as did her books I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This and From the Notebooks Of Melanin Sun. Miracle's Boys won the Coretta Scott King Award.
Reluctant readers especially will enjoy the short stories.
He will pick up one of the books, read a short story and put it down for a few days before picking it up again to read another story.
Just how far he will go to prove a point, ends up in the kind of witty and humorous tale Chris Rylander is so good at creating.
My grandson loves these books. Kids read more when they enjoy what they're reading.Published 4 days ago by Cnthea
My 10 yr old grandson loves to read this with me! We alternate pages so he actually gets practice reading aloud too. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pam
A;pparently I missed something in reading the material before buying the book. And I know I should have read the reviews. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lew Troop
This book is a part of an effort to get guys to read more. Well, it worked on me, so, . . . what? I'm not in the demographic? Awwww, Maaa! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
At first i got the sample and i loved it abd then i got the book and still reading it over and over and i read a guys read in my classPublished 13 months ago by Roy H. Rogers
every day I look at the kindle store to see if a new guysread is here... here it is! I wonder what is possibly next!Published 17 months ago by OfTheGardens
Interesting for multiple levels of readers. I have three boys of varying ages and reading levels who are reading and enjoying the stories in this book.Published 19 months ago by K. Adams
this book was awesome, I especially liked the part when john scheskia told the games he made up like full contact volleyball and more. Read morePublished 23 months ago by c908