John Schu

John Schu is the creator of the popular blog Mr. Schu Reads (, was the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and a former classroom teacher and school librarian. He has visited schools all over the world and has met with over 130,000 students, teachers, and administrators as he advocates for the people and things, he cares about most: kids, books, schools, and the libraries — and librarians — that connect them. This Is a School is his picture book debut. John Schu lives in Naperville, Illinois. You can find him at and on social media at @MrSchuReads.

Books in order of publication:

The Gift of Story: Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life – 2022

This Is a School – 2022

This is a Story – 2023

Louder Than Hunger – 2023

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