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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jennifer Ward  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in California


-- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.ward.90226
-- Website -- http://www.jenniferwardbooks.com
-- Jennifer Ward on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jennifer++ward

E-Mail: -- jennyward@charter.net


Illinois Connection

Ward moved to Edwardsville 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. A former elementary educator, Ward 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.


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
-- Southwest Book of the Year, Pima County Library

Forest Bright, Forest Night


-- Book Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book, Giverny, 2009
-- Teacherís Choice Award, Learning Magazine
-- Book of the Year, Izaack Walton League
-- Book Sense Childrenís Pick, American Book Association

There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea


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

The Busy Tree


-- 2 x 2 List, Texas
-- Growing Young Readers Book Award

Mama Built a Little Nest


-- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
-- Starred Review, Booklist
-- Notable Book for Children, ALSC, 2015
-- Best Children's Book, Parents Magazine, 2014
-- Best Informational Book for Younger Readers, Chicago Public Library, 2014
--

100 Titles for Reading and Sharing,

New York Public Library, 2014
-- Book Award Winner, Colorado
-- Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
-- Red Clover Award Honor Book, Vermont
-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear


-- Silver Honors Winner, Parentsí Choice
-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Because you are my baby
ISBN: 9780873589116. OCLC Number: 76416470

Rising Moon,. .

Rhyming text explores the ways different animals care for their offspring, from roadrunners to skunks to humans.

Children's Literature in the reading program :
ISBN: 9781462535767. OCLC Number: 1019834404

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This indispensable teacher resource and course text, now revised and updated, addresses the whats, whys, and how-tos of incorporating outstanding children's literature into the K-8 reading program. A strong emphasis on diverse literature is woven throughout the fifth edition, with chapters emphasizing the need for books that reflect their readers and presenting dozens of carefully reviewed books that teachers will be eager to use in the classroom. Leading authorities provide advice on selecting texts, building core literacy and literary skills, supporting struggling readers, and maximizing engagement. The volume offers proven strategies for teaching specific genres and formats, such as fiction, nonfiction, picturebooks, graphic novels, biographies, and poetry--

Feathers and hair :
ISBN: 9781481430821. OCLC Number: 951070085

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Explores through illustrations and descriptive, rhyming text the feathers, fur, skin and hair of different animals and what they reveal about the science behind each animal's physique.

Forest bright, forest night
ISBN: 9781584690894. OCLC Number: 85536900

Dawn Publications,. .

Rhyming text contrasts the lives of animals that are active in daytime with nocturnal animals inhabiting the same forest.

Forest bright, forest night /
ISBN: 1584690674. OCLC Number: 56317964

Dawn Publications,. .

Rhyming text contrasts the lives of animals that are active in daytime with nocturnal animals inhabiting the same forest.

I love dirt! :
ISBN: 1590305353. OCLC Number: 154705247

Trumpeter,. .

Packed with activities to help kids discover the wonders of nature, this collection offers alternatives to electronic games and gets kids and parents outside. Each activity presents a project meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a sense of wonder.

It's a jungle out there! :
ISBN: 1590309081. OCLC Number: 666230014

Trumpeter ;. .

Offers 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games that can help parents and children (ages 4 to 8) connect to nature while living in the city.

It's a jungle out there! :
ISBN: 9780834827448. OCLC Number: 769819249

Trumpeter ;. .

Let's go outside! :
ISBN: 1590306988. OCLC Number: 264043427

Trumpeter ;. .

Provides suggestions and instructions for outdoor games and activities for preteens, including canoeing, biking, and camping.

Let's go outside! :
ISBN: 9780834822504. OCLC Number: 769819279

Trumpeter ;. .

Provides suggestions and instructions for outdoor games and activities for preteens, including canoeing, biking, and camping.

Mama built a little nest /
ISBN: 1442421169. OCLC Number: 828056007

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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce different kinds of birds' nests, from the scrapes falcons build on high, craggy ledges to the underground nests burrowing owls dig. Includes brief facts about each kind of bird.

Over in the garden
ISBN: 0439512727. OCLC Number: 52033022

Scholastic,. .

Over in the garden, mother insects and their children enjoy various activities from morning sun to evening moon.

Over in the garden /
ISBN: 0873587936. OCLC Number: 46713088

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Over in the garden, mother insects and their children enjoy various activities from morning sun to evening moon.

Seed
ISBN: 9781780316741. OCLC Number: 919920176

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Pearl has grown up in a commune with several women and two men. She has no idea which ones are her real parents. When she gets her period for the first time it means she will be old enough to be chosen and bear a child with one of the two adult males. They worship Nature and depend on it to provide for them. When a new family arrives, Pearl grows close to the new boy, Ellis, who fills her with stories about the outside world and makes her question all she's been told.

Somewhere in the ocean
ISBN: 9780873587488. OCLC Number: 41096170

Rising Moon,. .

A counting book in rhyme presents various marine animals and their children, from a mother manatee and her little calf one to a mother octopus and her little babies ten. Numerals are hidden in each illustration.

SRA ¬°ImagiŐĀnalo!
ISBN: 9780076189694. OCLC Number: 772540673

SRA/McGraw-Hill,. .

¬°ImagiŐĀnalo! is a comprehensive, research-based reading/language arts program for Spanish-speaking students in Grades K-6. Students learn how to read in Spanish using the syllabic approach, and then learn how to transfer their Spanish-reading skills to English. This program provides guidelines and research-based approaches for implementing instruction to ensure optimal benefits for all students, including those with special learning needs. ¬°ImagiŐĀnalo! provides a reading/language arts curriculum with scaffolded support throughout all parts of the program, allowing for Spanish-speaking students to transition into any English Reading/Language Arts program.--- Imagineitreading.com web site.

The busy tree
ISBN: 9780545328487. OCLC Number: 218184141

Marshall Cavendish Children,. .

Many different types of wildlife live in and around a tree that is their home, from chipmunks and woodpeckers to ants and spiders.

The seed and the giant saguaro /
ISBN: 0873588452. OCLC Number: 52092012

Rising Moon,. .

A packrat, carrying fruit from the giant saguaro, is chased by various desert animals and inadvertently helps spread the cactus's seed. Includes information on saguaros.

The sunhat /
ISBN: 1933855789. OCLC Number: 827119840

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Rosa has a wonderful hat that fits her just right, but when the wind blows it away the hat shelters a wide variety of desert creatures from a storm.

There was a coyote who swallowed a flea
ISBN: 9780545342650. OCLC Number: 707739175

Scholastic,. .

Set in the desert southwest, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a coyote's strange diet.

There was a coyote who swallowed a flea /
ISBN: 0873588983. OCLC Number: 67239350

Rising Moon,. .

Set in the desert southwest, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a coyote's strange diet.

There was an odd princess who swallowed a pea
ISBN: 9780545561686. OCLC Number: 897438632

Scholastic,. .

Set in a castle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a princess's strange diet.

There was an odd princess who swallowed a pea /
ISBN: 0761458220. OCLC Number: 694172084

Marshall Cavendish Children,. .

Set in a castle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a princess's strange diet.

There was an old Martian who swallowed the moon /
ISBN: 1477826289. OCLC Number: 890181944

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Join the old Martian as he swallows the moon, a comet, a rover, and more! Then he blasts off in his spaceship and he eats his way through the galaxy. But what happens when the Martian gets to the sun?

There was an old monkey who swallowed a frog
ISBN: 9780761458562. OCLC Number: 721195146

Marshall Cavendish,. .

A rendition of the popular Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly rhyme set in the rain forest.

There was an old monkey who swallowed a frog /
ISBN: 0761455809. OCLC Number: 311309968

Marshall Cavendish Children,. .

Set in the jungle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a monkey's strange diet.

There was an old mummy who swallowed a spider
ISBN: 9781338102604. OCLC Number: 965798296

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This mummy will swallow anything that moves including people.

There was an old mummy who swallowed a spider /
ISBN: 1477826378. OCLC Number: 908701182

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"As the old mummy makes his way across the graveyard and through the haunted castle, he swallows all kinds of creepy things. From a rat to witch's brew, and a crow to a spooky ghost, this mummy keeps swallowing and swallowing ... until finally there's a knock on the door. Trick or treat! Jennifer Ward's fun text and Steve Gray's zany artwork add a spooky Halloween twist to this adaptation of the popular song"--Jacket.

There was an old pirate who swallowed a fish
ISBN: 9780545749701. OCLC Number: 890030710

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This variation of the traditional rhyme looks at the consequences of a pirate's strange diet -- Publisher.

There was an old pirate who swallowed a fish /
ISBN: 0761461965. OCLC Number: 761383775

Amazon Children's Pub.,. .

This variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a pirate's strange diet.

Way out in the desert /
ISBN: 0873588029. OCLC Number: 38061546

Rising Moon,. .

A counting book in rhyme presents various desert animals and their children, from a mother horned toad and her little toadie one to a mom tarantula and her little spiders ten. Numerals are hidden in each illustration.

Way up in the Arctic /
ISBN: 0873589289. OCLC Number: 78058035

Rising Moon,. .

A counting book in rhyme presents various Arctic animals and their offspring, from a mother caribou and her "little calf one" to a mother Arctic fox and her "little cubs ten." Includes related facts.

What will grow?
ISBN: 9781681190303. OCLC Number: 953386914

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Seeds can be big or small, round or pointy, and all sorts of colors. They can become flowers, trees, fruits, or vegetables, and they grow all times of year, during spring, summer, fall, and winter. But all seeds have one thing in common--inside each is a new plant life waiting to emerge. What kind of plant will bloom? Wait and see what will grow! This jacketed companion picture book to What Will Hatch? features all kinds of seeds, from flowers and trees to fruits and vegetables. Along with lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, the book includes four pull-out gate-folds and fascinating back matter about plants!--

What will hatch?
ISBN: 9780802735676. OCLC Number: 928993440

Walker Books for Young Readers,. .

What will hatch? /
ISBN: 080272311X. OCLC Number: 773810768

Walker Books for Young Readers,. .

Eggs come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most important question to young, curious minds is what will hatch? Science for the very young is done best through joyous learning; education will certainly hatch from these pages.

What will hatch? /
ISBN: 1619639432. OCLC Number: 907966470

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Eggs come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most important question to young, curious minds is what will hatch? Science for the very young is done best through joyous learning; education will certainly hatch from these pages.