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Jennifer Swanson

is an award winning author of over 20 nonfiction and fiction books for children. Her books in the “How Things Work” series by The Child’s World were named to the 2012 Booklist’s Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. She has received awards from the Pennsylvania TriState Young Adult Review Committee, The Moms Choice Awards, and The Dove Foundation. Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist, and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, and the National Science Teacher Association.


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Educator's Guide - Brain Games

Book Releases!

Upcoming Events

  1. NJSCBWI Conference

    June 3 - June 5
  2. 21st Century Nonfiction Conference

    June 10 - June 12
  3. Brain Games Olympics

    June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Brain Games Olympics

    June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Brain Games Olympics

    June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Talking with Jennifer for the first time when she critiqued my manuscript was like talking with a good friend who knows just what to say and just what you need. She is someone you can trust. Jennifer cheered the sections that soared and zeroed in on places where the story got lost in the writing.

Award-winning writer

Author Visits

Let award-winning author Jennifer Swanson engage and inspire your students. She’ll help them to become creative writers, thinkers, and will encourage their imaginations to SOAR WITH SCIENCE through her interactive programs.

All programs are correlated to Florida State Sunshine Standards, Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Find Out More