Jennifer Ward is a bonafide bird stalker, wildlife whisperer, and authoress who writes books for children and adults.
With over 800,000 books in print and translations in many languages, her work has been the recipient of numerous awards including state awards, New York Public Library's Best Informational Book of the Year, ALA Notable recognition, the International Literacy Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice Award, the Giverny Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book, among many other honors. Jennifer is also the recipient of the Judy Goddard/Libraries Limited Award for her body of work and contribution to Southwestern children's literature. Her book, There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, has also been integrated into the architecture at the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
Jennifer lives with her husband and two dogs high in the treetops within a canopy of old growth oaks in Southern Illinois, where she writes full time. Her neighbors include deer, fox, and lots of squirrels. She wakes up each morning to bird song.
Jennifer is represented by Stefanie Von Borstel, Full Circle Literary.
Books Written by Jennifer Ward
All titles below are in print and available anywhere books are sold, in hardcover or as eBooks. If you visit a store and cannot find one of Jennifer's books on the shelf, simply request it be ordered.
Visit Jennifer's BOOKS page for more information!
In order of publication:
Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear, illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong (Beach Lane Books, 2017)
What Will Grow? illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Bloomsbury Books for Children, 2017)
What Will Hatch? Board Book, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Bloomsbury Books for Children, 2016)
There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider, illustrated by Steve Gray (Two Lions, 2015)
There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon, illustrated by Steve Gray (Two Lions, 2015)
Mama Built a Little Nest, illustrated by Caldecott honoree Steve Jenkins (Beach Lane Books, 2014)
What Will Hatch?, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Bloomsbury Children's, 2013)
The Sunhat, illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Rio Chico, 2013)
There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish, illustrated by Steve Gray (Two Lions, 2012)
There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea, illustrated by Lee Calderon (Two Lions, 2011)
It's a Jungle Out There! 52 Nature Activities for City Kids, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Roost Books, 2011)
There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, illustrated by Steve Gray (Two Lions, 2010)
The Busy Tree, illustrated by Lisa Falkenstern (Two Lions, 2009)
Let's Go Outside! Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature (Roost Books, 2009)
I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani, foreword by Richard Louv (Roost Books, 2008)
There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, illustrated by Steve Gray (Cooper Square, 2007)
Way Up in the Arctic, illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler (Cooper Square, 2007)
Because You Are My Baby, illustrated by Sylvia Long (Cooper Square, 2007)
The Little Creek, illustrated by Julie Scott (Western National Parks Association, 2005)
Forest Bright, Forest Night, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly (Dawn Publications, 2005)
The Seed and the Giant Saguaro, illustrated by Mike Rangner (Cooper Square, 2003)
Over in the Garden, illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler (Cooper Square, 2002)
Somewhere in the Ocean, illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler (Cooper Square, 2000)
Way Out in the Desert, illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler (Cooper Square, 1998)
Forthcoming Books by Jennifer Ward
Mama Dug a Little Den, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Beach Lane Books, 2018)
How to Find a Bird, (Beach Lane Books, 2019)
Wild About Birds! 52 Ways to Wonder, Wander and Experience Avian Wildlife (Roost Books, 2019)