He studied in Columbia Unniversity, while he was studying his masters in writing, he also painted appartments. He was an elementary school teacher for ten years. Scieszka is the founder for guy read, a website to help boys engage in reading.
Some of his books are : The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs, Math Curse, Frank Einstein, Science Verse, Baloney, The Frog Prince Continued, Squids Will Be Squids, The Time Wrap Trio, Knucklehead, Battle Bunny, and many other books.
Jon also wrote for magazines. He said that he writes books because he loves to make kids laugh.. Scieszka is currently living in Park Slope, with his wife Jarilyn Hansen, as an interior designer. In 2008 Scieszka was named the nations first National Ambassador by the Library of Congress.