Jennifer Ward (author)

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Jennifer Ward (born December 4, 1963) is an American children's picture book author.[1] Many of her books focus on the science, nature and the Southwest United States. Ward has a B.A. in education from the University of Arizona.

Her books have been translated into many languages and have received the International Reading Association's / CBC Children's Choice Award, the American Booksellers Association Book Sense Summer Pick, a Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for Best Children's Picture Book, a Parents' Choice Award, a Governor's Selection for the states of New Jersey and Arizona, the Grand Canyon Reader Award, among other honors.


  • "Mama Built a Little Nest" (2014)
  • "The Sunhat" (2013)
  • "What Will Hatch?" (2013)
  • "There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish" (2012)
  • "It's a Jungle Out There! 52 Nature Activities for City Kids" (2011)
  • "There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea" (2011)
  • There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog (2010)
  • "Let's Go Outside! Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature" (2009)
  • The Busy Tree (2009)
  • I Love Dirt! 52 Projects to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature (2008)
  • Way Up in the Arctic (2007)
  • Because You Are My Baby (2007)
  • There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea(2007)
  • Forest Bright, Forest Night board book (2007)
  • Forest Bright, Forest Night (2005)
  • The Little Creek (2004)
  • Way Out in the Desert board book (2003)
  • Over in the Garden (2003)
  • The Seed and the Giant Saguaro(2003)
  • Somewhere in the Ocean (2000)
  • Way Out in the Desert (1998)


  1. ^ "Ward, Jennifer 1963-". WorldCat Identities. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 

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