October 26, 2020

Jennifer Swanson delighted our students in several virtual author visits.

Her animated and informed presentations on a wide range of topics sparked students’ curiosity. Grades 1-2 were fascinated as they compared the training, tools, and jobs of science explorers in the book Astronaut/Aquanaut; grade 3-4 delighted in experiencing how the brain works with the book Brain Games; grades 5-7 enjoyed posing questions as they explored how nature inspires biomimetic design in the book Beastly Bionics; and out 8th grades tested their knowledge of physics while tracing the history of car safety design with the book Save the Crash Test Dummies. Captivating an audience in person can be difficult, but Jennifer Swanson’s ability to engage students in an interactive virtual presentation was commendable! Students left these author visit sessions energized and excited to explore further on their own. Science rocks!

Joan Lange, Director of Libraries
Annunciation Orthodox School

February 13, 2020

Jennifer Swanson captures her audience in engaging inquiry discussions and hands-on, exploratory activities. She inspires critical thinking and new learning experiences.

Dr.Cynthia Dawn Martelli
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University

Presentor STEM - Jennifer Swanson
Presentor STEM - Jennifer Swanson
December 23, 2019

The FGCU Literacy Festival was excited to have Jennifer Swanson interact with over 2,000 students from Title I schools with her books in 2019. Once again, she is joining us for the 2020 FGCU Literacy Festival! Students are currently reading her newest book, Save the Crash-Test Dummies, and are enthusiastic to attend her HUMAN crash-test dummy session. Jennifer Swanson captures her audience in engaging inquiry discussions and hands-on, exploratory activities. She inspires critical thinking and new learning experiences.

Dr.Cynthia Dawn Martelli
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University

Atlanta Science Festival - Speaker Jennifer Swanson
Atlanta Science Festival - Speaker Jennifer Swanson
December 23, 2019

Jennifer visited Atlanta for the Atlanta Science Festival in 2019 and captivated us all. Her presentation on her book Astronaut or Aquanaut sparked excitement and curiosity from everyone in the room – kids and adults alike! We can’t wait to have her back for future Festivals!

Meisa Salaita, PhD
Executive Co-Director & Co-Founder, Science ATL – engineers of Atlanta Science Festival

World Science Festival - STEM Speaker Jennifer Swanson
World Science Festival - STEM Speaker Jennifer Swanson
December 23, 2019

Innovative Science. Awe-Inspiring Stories. Infectious Laughter. Jennifer Swanson blows away World Science Festival audiences every time.

Caroline Gelb
Senior Producer, World Science Festival

January 22, 2015



Jennifer Swanson knows how to make science exciting–both in her books and in her presentations. She shares fascinating facts about people, places, and things that make life interesting. Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious! The workshop she did for our Annual Conference was A+!

— Jane R. Wood, VP of Marketing, Florida Authors and Publishers Association

Mark Wayne Adams
President Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA), Award-winning Author, Illustrator, and Publisher
January 16, 2015



Jennifer Swanson presents a dynamic nonfiction seminar. Captivating visuals, continuous content, and Jennifer’s entertaining personality left attendees and I wanting more. Who knew nonfiction children’s books were so much fun!