Jennifer Swanson

is the award winning author of over 25 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. Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist, and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, and a Nerdy Book Club award. Jennifer's passion for science resonates in in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) which received a Eureka! Honor Award from the California Reading Association and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge) which was named both a Best STEM book of 2017 and an Outstanding Trade Book 2017 by the National Science Teacher Association.

TEACHERS:

Need ideas for how to incorporate Brain Games and Super Gear into your classroom?

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The Teacher's Guides are HERE!
Educator's Guide - Brain Games

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Super Gear 2017 STEM Book Award Listed as one of the 2016 Best STEM Books by the National Science Teachers Association.

Upcoming Events

  1. SCBWI New Jersey Conference

    June 3 - June 4

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Coming highly recommended and a well known author/editor in the genre of my manuscript, I engaged Jennifer to perform the autopsy. Well, it wasn't quite dead but I certainly had beat it nearly to death. What I received was amazing! She provided an in-depth constructive evaluation, identifying grammar, pacing, some developmental needs for the character

Linda C. Carpenter

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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