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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brittany R. Jacobs  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Jacobs is a Chicago native and works at the Naperville Public Library.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brittany R. Jacobs is a self-taught artist, with a background in children's programming. She is an author and illustrator of children's picture books, and a children's services associate at Naperville Public Library. She also is an educational programming consultant who writes and implements educational curriculum for informal education settings for museums, libraries, zoos, etc.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Kraken's Rules for Making Friends
ISBN: 1576878147

POW!. 2016

It's no big surprise that the Kraken has no friends, but he is TIRED OF IT. With a bad temper and a knack for destruction, his talent for meeting new fish is...not so seaworthy. He finds hope when another monster of the deep, a great white shark, offers him some RULES FOR MAKING FRIENDS. Will these rules help the most terrifying monster of the deep make a new chum?

Transforming Your Library into a Learning Playground: A Practical Guide for Public Librarians
ISBN: 144085730X

Libraries Unlimited. 2017

Public libraries need to offer relevant, exciting, and stimulating learning centers that appeal to kids. This book is a step-by-step guide for creating affordable and effective educational programs for children and youth by focusing on one simple concept: play.

• Provides a step-by-step guide on how to write programming, from daily lesson plans to an overarching storyline

• Teaches readers how to uncover the educational content in everyday activities, seamlessly join the maker movement, and infuse STEM and literacy-based concepts into lesson plans

• Explains how to market, promote, and execute programming that is educational, engaging, and fun and will gain your public library repeat visitors as a result

• Identifies practical ways to use available resources and implement quality programming on a budget

Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School
ISBN: 0692746900

Woodgate Publishing. 2016

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Brittany enjoys working with teachers and librarians to tailor presentations. Additional information and an online form can be found on the // page of her website.