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Jennifer Ward

Born: in California
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Ward moved to Edwardsville when she was nine years old. She still calls Edwardsville her home today.

Biography: Jennifer Ward is a naturalist and the author of numerous childrens 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
  • -- Teacher�s Choice Award, Learning Magazine
  • -- Book of the Year, Izaack Walton League
  • -- Book Sense Children�s 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, Parents� Choice
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.ward.90226
Website: http://www.jenniferwardbooks.com


Selected Titles

Because you are my baby
ISBN: 9780873589116 OCLC: 76416470

Rising Moon, Flagstaff, Ariz. : ©2007.

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: 1019834404

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: 951070085

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: 1584690674 OCLC: 56317964

Dawn Publications, Nevada City, CA : ©2005.

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

How to find a bird /
ISBN: 1481467050 OCLC: 1111639341

"A non-fiction guide to finding and observing birds for young bird-watchers."--

I Love Birds!: 52 Ways to Wonder, Wander, and Explore Birds with Kids
ISBN: 1611804159 OCLC: 1030444405

"Part journal, part field guide, I love birds! is chock-full of the activities, information, and rich resources that will fuel discovery and inspire families, urban and rural, with everything bird. Through sensory, hands-on, creative explorations that involve birding basics and the how's and why's of bird behavior, parents are invited share the joy of birds with children ages 4 to 8. The activities here will engage children's imagination and sense of wonder as they observe birds in the wild, become citizen scientists, delve into their DIY and artistic side, and enjoy the simple bounty of bliss birds provided merely by engaging with them--all the while forging a deeper understanding, appreciation, and stewardship toward nature, our planet, and all things feathery."--

I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
ISBN: 1590305353 OCLC: 154705247

Trumpeter, Boston : ©2008.

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: 666230014

Trumpeter ; Boston : 2011.

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.

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

Trumpeter ; Boston : ©2009.

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

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

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.

Mama dug a little den /
ISBN: 1481480375 OCLC: 1006804332

Along a river, among boulders, tucked beneath a fallen tree - animal mamas dig their dens in all sorts of hidden places. Which den looks like the coziest den to you? -- From dust jacket.

Over in the garden /
ISBN: 0873587936 OCLC: 46713088

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

Round /
ISBN: 1534431195 OCLC: 1130323240

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal not only round objects found in nature, but cycles of seasons, water, and more.

Seed
ISBN: 9781780316741 OCLC: 919920176

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: 41096170

Rising Moon, Flagstaff, Ariz. : ©2000.

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.

The busy tree
ISBN: 9780545328487 OCLC: 218184141

Marshall Cavendish Children, New York : ©2009.

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: 52092012

Rising Moon, Flagstaff, Ariz. : 2003.

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: 827119840

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: 707739175

Scholastic, New York : ©2011.

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: 67239350

Rising Moon, Flagstaff, Ariz. : ©2007.

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: 897438632

Scholastic, New York : 2013, ©2011.

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: 694172084

Marshall Cavendish Children, Tarrytown, NY : ©2011.

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: 890181944

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: 721195146

Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown : ©2010.

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: 311309968

Marshall Cavendish Children, New York : ©2010.

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: 965798296

This mummy will swallow anything that moves including people.

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

"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: 890030710

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: 761383775

Amazon Children's Pub., Las Vegas : ©2012.

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: 38061546

Rising Moon, Flagstaff, AZ : ©1998.

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: 78058035

Rising Moon, Flagstaff, Ariz. : 2007.

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: 953386914

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: 928993440

Walker Books for Young Readers, New York : 2013.

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

Walker Books for Young Readers, New York : 2013.

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: 907966470

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.

 

 

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