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  • Bibliography:
    9 Books
  • First Book:
    February 2007
  • Latest Book:
    October 2021
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Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • Young Eli Trebuckle is the “fixer of all things fixable.” He fixes the vacuum cleaner, the fan, and even the radio, hoping to catch some news of his father who is away at war. But there’s one thing that Eli simply can’t fix -- his bad dreams...

  • "When the warrior Chang challenges young Fu to a duel, Fu panics. His only hope is that the Master will train him, just as he''s trained all the young warriors of the village. But instead of teaching Fu to fight, the Master teaches him to pour tea. F...

  • One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? When they go up t...

  • "Blizzard" is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy's exc...

  • Whiskey Jankowitz was a private detective. HARDBOILED WHISKEY is the story of his life, loves, cases, and blackouts. It is also a Private Detective Poem Novel filled with hardboiled poems, hardboiled femme fatales, and hardboiled eggs. Whiskey for al...

  • A young working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident. When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever....

  • A gorgeously-illustrated picture book about the power of community from Caldecott-Honoree John Rocco  That night the wind roars and rumbles, like the sound of a thousand waves pounding the shoreline.  A young boy’s...

Award-Winning Books by John Rocco

2013 Golden Archer Award -- Primary

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

John Rocco has published 9 books.

John Rocco does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Hurricane, was published in October 2021.

The first book by John Rocco, Wolf! Wolf!, was published in February 2007.

No. John Rocco does not write books in series.