Curious Readers & Enthusiastic Writers 

CREW stands for Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers and it is a school-wide, month long reading and writing festival. Children's best-selling author and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator John Rocco will be visiting GWL on January 26th!


Here's your chance to order personally autographed books by John Rocco! 


Click HERE to read about the books and their descriptions.

Click HERE to order your personally autographed books.




Books will be delivered to your child's classroom after they are signed by the author on January 26th. 


Email Christina McNeely with questions. 




About John Rocco


John Rocco is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including Blackout, recipient of the Caldecott Honor and How We Got To The Moon, recipient of the Sibert Honor and Longlisted for the National Book Award. Rocco has illustrated the covers for Rick Riordan’s internationally bestselling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. He also created the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestsellers Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes.

For many years Rocco had been an art director in the entertainment industry, both in the US and abroad. At Dreamworks, Rocco was the pre-production art director on the top-grossing animated film Shrek. For Walt Disney Imagineering, he designed attractions at Disney’s Epcot and served as art director for DisneyQuest, a virtual reality theme park in Downtown Disney. Rocco has worked with computer graphics pioneer Robert Abel, the creator of some of the first CGI commercials and special effects, and contributed to several museum projects including Newseum in Washington D.C. and Paul Allen‘s Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame.

John lives in Rhode Island with his family made up of one wife, one daughter, a dog, two cats, three birds, seventeen tropical fish and some mice that live in the walls of their 170 year-old home.