Jon Scieszka

Event date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Hicklebee's will be hosting the one and only of his kind Jon Scieszka. Come join us for the Blast off Book Launch of Astro Nuts Mission One: The Plant Planet. This laugh-out-loud, visually groundbreaking read launches a major new series by the children's literature legend. Featuring full-color illustrations throughout, a spectacular gatefold, plus how-to-draw pages in the back, it's an outer space adventure that demonstrates a giant leap for bookmaking and a giant leap for any kid looking for their next go-to series.

AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug are animals that have been hybridized to find other planets for humans to live on once we've ruined Earth. So off they rocket to the Plant Planet! Will that planet support human life? Or do Plant Planet's inhabitants have a more sinister plan? AstroNuts Mission One is a can't-put-it-down page-turner for reluctant readers and fans ready to blast past Wimpy Kid.

Jon Scieszka is best known for his bestselling picture books, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man. He is also the founder of and a champion force behind, and was the first National Ambassador of Young People's Literature. He lives in Brooklyn. Browse the rest of his books here.




AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452171197
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 10th, 2019

"AstroNuts is the perfect mix of goofy characters, hard science, and farts. An absolute delight!" โ€”Gene Luen Yang, Ambassador for Young People's Literature and winner of the Printz Award for American Born Chinese

"The end of humankind is upon us, and who do we send to save us?!? Certainly not a human! Wickedly funny, a story about climate change that doesn't come off as preachy. Kids will love this, and adults would be better off reading it too." โ€”LeUyen Pham, illustrator of the Princess in Black series

"Jon Scieszka, the groundbreaking storyteller and master of wit, brings us a smart and hilariousadventure. AstroNuts doesn't just break new ground-it breaks outer space! Brilliant." โ€”Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series