Jennifer Ward

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General Information

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Name: Jennifer Ward

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in California


Website: www.jenniferwardbooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.ward.90226

Email: jennyward@charter.net


Illinois Connection

Ward moved to Edwardsville, Illinois when she was nine years old. She still calls Edwardsville her home today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jennifer Ward is a naturalist and the author of numerous children’s books, all of which present nature to kids. Her books have been featured in magazines such as Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, Learning, and ForeWord, and she has been interviewed and featured on national television and local radio. She is a regular speaker at conferences and schools across the country, where she instills the importance of literacy and the wonders waiting to be discovered in the natural world.

Published Works

Books for Children:

  • Somewhere in the Ocean, Cooper Square Publishing, 2000 - written with TJ Marsh
  • Way Out in the Desert, Cooper Square Publishing, 2002 - written with TJ Marsh
  • Over in the Garden, Cooper Square Publishing, 2002
  • The Seed & the Giant Saguaro, Cooper Square Publishing, 2003
  • Forest Bright, Forest Night, Dawn Publications, 2005
  • Because You Are My Baby, Cooper Square Publishing, 2007
  • Way Up in the Arctic, Cooper Square Publishing, 2007
  • There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, Cooper Square Publishing, 2007
  • The Busy Tree, Two Lions, 2009
  • There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, Two Lions, 2010
  • There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea, Two Lions, 2011
  • There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish, Two Lions, 2012
  • What Will Hatch?, Bloomsbury, 2013
  • The Sunhat, Rio Chico, 2013
  • Mama Built a Little Nest, Beach Lane Books, 2014
  • There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon, Two Lions, 2015
  • There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider, Two Lions, 2015
  • What Will Hatch, Bloomsbury, 2016
  • What Will Grow, Bloomsbury, 2017
  • Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear, Beach Lane Books, 2017

Books for Adults:

  • I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature, Roost Books, 2008
  • Let's Go Outside!: Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature, Roost Books, 2009
  • It's a Jungle Out There!: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids, Roost Books, 2011


Titles at Your Library

Somewhere in the Ocean

ISBN: 0873587480
Release Date: 2000-04-01

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Way Out in the Desert

ISBN: 0873588029
Release Date: 2002-07-01

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Over in the Garden

ISBN: 0873587936
Release Date: 2002-03-01

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The Seed & the Giant Saguaro

ISBN: 0873588452
Release Date: 2003-10-01

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Because You Are My Baby

ISBN: 0873589114
Release Date: 2007-10-27

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Way Up in the Arctic

ISBN: 0873589289
Release Date: 2007-08-15

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There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea

ISBN: 0873588983
Release Date: 2007-03-01

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The Busy Tree

ISBN: 0761455507
Release Date: 2009-09-01

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There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog

ISBN: 0761455809
Release Date: 2010-03-01

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There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea

ISBN: 0761458220
Release Date: 2011-09-01

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There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish

ISBN: 0761461965
Release Date: 2012-09-18

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What Will Hatch?

ISBN: 080272311X
Release Date: 2013-02-12

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The Sunhat

ISBN: 1933855789
Release Date: 2013-09-01

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There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon

ISBN: 1477826289
Release Date: 2015-03-10

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There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider

ISBN: 1477826378
Release Date: 2015-07-21

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I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

ISBN: 1590305353
Release Date: 2008-05-13

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Let's Go Outside!: Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature

ISBN: 1590306988
Release Date: 2009-07-14

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It's a Jungle Out There!: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids

ISBN: 1590309081
Release Date: 2011-06-14

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What Will Hatch?

ISBN: 1619639432
Release Date: 2016-01-12

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Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear

ISBN: 1481430815
Release Date: 2017-03-07

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Literary Awards

Somewhere in the Ocean

  • Parents' Choice Award Winner

Way Out in the Desert

  • Grand Canyon Reader Award Honor

Over in the Garden

  • Scholastic Book Club
  • Governor's First Grade Book Pick, New Jersey

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro

  • Governor Janet Napolitano's First Grade Book Pick, Arizona - the book was given to every first grade student in the state of Arizona
  • Southwest Book of the Year, Pima County Library

Forest Bright, Forest Night

  • 2009 Giverny Book Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book
  • Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award
  • Izaack Walton League Book of the Year
  • American Book Association Book Sense Children’s Pick

There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea

  • Grand Canyon Reader's Award Winner
  • New Mexico Book Award Finalist
  • Wyoming Reads Book Award
  • Pima Public Libraries Southwest Book of the Year
  • Scholastic Book Club

The Busy Tree

  • Texas 2 x 2 List
  • Growing Young Readers Book Award

Mama Built a Little Nest

  • Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • Booklist Starred Review
  • 2015 ALSC Notable Book for Children
  • Best Children's Book of 2014 - Parents Magazine
  • Best Informational Book for Younger Readers of 2014- Chicago Public Library
  • "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing," New York Public Library, 2014
  • Colorado Book Award Winner
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Red Clover Award Honor Book, Vermont
  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Jennifer Ward on WorldCat


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