With over 900,000 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, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, 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.
And this is exciting! Jennifer's book illustrated by Steve Gray, There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, has been integrated into the architecture at the Buckeye Public Library in Buckeye, Arizona. If you're ever in the area, be sure to check it out! Photo credit:Perlman Architects of Arizona
Jennifer lives with her husband and two dogs nestled among a canopy of old growth oaks in Southern Illinois, where she writes full time and is easily distracted by everything outside of her windows. Jennifer is represented by (the amazing!) Stefanie Sanchez Von Borstel, Full Circle Literary.
Jennifer's Yard List
Black and White Warbler
Eastern Wood Pewee
Great Blue Heron
Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker
Proud Member of the National Audubon Society, the Conservation Foundation and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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