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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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Book Releases!

  • SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up
    SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up
    Cutting-edge science; high-performance sports How are the sports played by Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt related?...
  • Everything Robotics
    Everything Robotics
    They fix spacecraft, dance, tell jokes, and even clean your carpet! From the tiniest robo-bees to gigantic factory machines, robotics...

Upcoming Events

  1. Amelia Island Book Festival

    February 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  2. Jacksonville Science Festival

    February 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Georgia Children’s Book Awards Conference

    March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 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 […]

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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