Books Lunch Lady #1 Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Paperback, 1 v. (unpaged), Random House Childrens Books, List Price: $6.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleLunch Lady #1SubtitleLunch Lady and the Cyborg SubstituteAuthorJarrett J. Krosoczka Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary The school lunch lady — who is a secret crime fighter — uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots. Read an excerpt of this book Genres: Children's Books Fiction Also by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Punk Farm on Tour Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR Reviews, Interviews and More Read An Excerpt NPR stories about Lunch Lady #1 NPR's Backseat Book Club The Complete List: What NPR's Backseat Book Club Has Read So Far June 13, 2013 Looking for a great read for a kid age 9-14? Here are all the titles our kids' book club has read since we launched in 2011. We revisit classics like Black Beauty and The Phantom Tollbooth and explore new stories like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Graveyard Book. Author Jarrett Krosoczka teaches a drawing class to a group of third- and fifth-graders at the Walker-Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption toggle caption John W. Poole/NPR NPR's Backseat Book Club 'Lunch Lady' Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes May 23, 2013 Can you imagine your own superhero? That's the question author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka posed to kids on a recent afternoon at a school in Washington, D.C. Krosoczka also described how he overcame a difficult childhood to become the author of the beloved Lunch Lady series. 'Lunch Lady' Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes Listen · 7:29 7:29 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/185563964/186321742" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript NPR's Backseat Book Club May Kids' Book Club Pick: 'Lunch Lady And The Cyborg Substitute' April 11, 2013 Jarrett Krosoczka's lunch lady doesn't just serve lunch. She serves justice. In her Batman-like lair below the cafeteria, she can monitor the whole school for suspicious characters like the Cyborg Substitute or the Video Game Villain. Join NPR's Backseat Book Club as we follow her adventures. Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some find offensive. Excerpt: Lunch Lady And The Cyborg Substitute Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email March 27, 20133:22 PM ET Click here to see the image at its full size. / Click here to view the image at its full size. / Click here to view the image at its full size. Click here to view the image at its full size. / Click here to view the image at its full size. / From Lunch Lady #1: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Copyright 2009 by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Excerpted by permission of Random House Children's Books.