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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.

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 [https // Authorstrator] page of her website.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Mia Lee is wheeling through middle school /
ISBN: 0692746900. OCLC Number: 962160832

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"Hello, sixth grade! Mia Lee is a stop-motion filmmaker with a wheelchair and a lot of sass, trying to survive her new middle school. Which doesn't seem so easy when she's running for Video Production Club President against certified Middle School Mean Girl, Angela Vanover. Things get weird when Angela starts being nice to her - well, when other people are around, at least. But when Mia's campaign posters for VP Club President mysteriously vanish - no tape, no poster, no nothin' - the presidential race gets real. With the help of her brain files, an awesome aide with keys to the whole school, and her friends, Rory, Daniela, and Caroline, Mia finds herself on a mission to prove Angela isn't just an ordinary middle school mean girl, she's a thief!"--Page 4 of cover.

The Kraken's rules for making friends /
ISBN: 1576878147. OCLC Number: 936143759

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"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?"--Publisher description.

Transforming your library into a learning playground :
ISBN: 144085730X. OCLC Number: 983822757

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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. Brittany Jacobs explains how to write programming, from daily lesson plans to an overarching storyline; teaches 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 identifies practical ways to use available resources and to implement quality programming on a budget.