Jennifer is an author and illustrator of numerous books for children. She is the author of the Steve and Wessley Scholastic Reader series. She also wrote and illustrated, "May I Please Have a Cookie?" and "Please Write Back!" both featuring Alfie the Alligator.
To learn more or download free activity and coloring pages that accompany Jennifer's books, visit www.jemorris.com
***** GIVEAWAY ENDS NOVEMBER 30, 2016 *****
My first book, May I Please Have a Cookie? was released in October of 2005. I never dreamed it would still be going strong a decade later. In the past eleven years it has sold over one million copies. And this month the number of Amazon reader reviews surpassed 700. Thank you everyone for all the kind words for Alfie the Alligator. I'm thrilled that so many people enjoy Alfie the cookie-loving alligator.
With schools promoting healthy eating and some banning sweets all together, what about giving little ghosts and goblins a bucket full of stories this Halloween? Trick-or-Reaters makes it easy (and free!) Just download one their fun printable flyers and give one to each ghoul that knocks on your door. Kids can then visit the Trick-Or-Reaters website to read spooky stories and fun activities by some of their favorite children's book authors, they might even discover some new
Are you looking for something other than candy to give the little ghosts and ghouls this Halloween? Are you participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project? Here is a sugar free Halloween treat to add to the kid's goodie bags, a mini-comic book to color and read!
Download the PDF here. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required)
NOTE: When you download the PDF you may think the pages are out of order. But if you print or Xerox the PDF using double-sided printing it will wor
* Giveaway Ends October 25th 2016 *
I’m so excited to have children’s book author and illustrator Shawna JC Tenney visiting my blog today to talk about her illustration process and to share with us her adorable new picture book, Brunhilda’s Backwards Day published by Sky Pony Press. After the interview keep reading to find out how to enter and win your own copy of Brunhilda’s Backwards Day!
Welcome Shawna. The illustrations for Brunhilda are fantastic. I love the mad scientist
Here's a pretty craft project to hang on your wall this autumn. This wreath is simple to make using tissues (Kleenex or other brand) and an old cereal box.
Fall Mum Wreath
Materials:Empty cereal boxFacial tissues (about 12)*Pen or PencilScissors2 Plates (one about 2" small than the other) to use as circle templatesCraft glue or a hot glue gunLiquid food color in yellow and redSmall empty spray bottleAcrylic paints optional* Note: The brand of facial tissues I
It's always neat to see one of my book babies translated into another language. I just received a new copy of Lemonade Hurricane in Korean!
In the past the words have been translated and the pictures have stayed the same. But there are a couple of scenes in Lemonade Hurricane where I showed Emma and Henry taking Taekwondo lessons. I didn't put official patches on their uniforms (I'm always worried about the copyright police coming after me!) But it was cool
Want a sweet way to keep track of your summer reading? Here's an ice cream themed reading log - based on the Scholastic Reader - The Ice Cream Shop. Download the free reading log PDF today.
Color a scoop every time you read a book and maybe when you get to the top you can reward yourself with a cold treat!
Want a great book to read, check out the Level 1 Scholastic Reader, The Ice Cream Shop.
I'm really looking forward to signing books at the ALA Midwinter Meeting this Sunday at the Boston Convention Center. If you are attending the conference, please stop by and say hi. :) We will be at booth 1917 - Publisher Spotlight.
These trick-or-treat buckets are made from recycled plastic peanut jars. They are adorable, plus they have the added bonus of being smaller than the store bought treat buckets. Your little ghosts and goblins will feel like they got lots of candy when their bucket is filled to the brim with sweets. The screw-on lid avoids spills.
* Large plastic peanut butter jar * Acrylic craft paints in white, yellow, orange and green* Drill with 3/16" drill bit or a sharp
Yesterday I found carrot ice cream on-line. I thought OK that's weird but it doesn't sound half bad.
Which made me wonder if there was really such a thing as chocolate tuna chunk ice cream. I didn't find any but I did find chocolate tuna tartlets with tuna ice cream. I'm sure Steve would approve. Anyone want to try it?
One of the things I find challenging about doing sequential illustrations is having my characters stay consistent from page to page and from pose to pose. I thought doing some turnarounds would give me some good drawing practice.
Today I chose to work on a basic child character. I didn't want to complicated things with clothes and hair and such. I use this same body type for a lot of different characters so I wanted to create some reference for my generic little kid.
When we get to the part of the story where the kids find out that Wessley's favorite ice cream flavor is carrot swirl they always say, "ewwww!" But I just found a recipe for ginger carrot ice cream that sounds divine. I can't wait to try it.
Carrot ice cream?... Never say never!
The Lemonade Hurricane
by Licia Morelli
Illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris
Emma doesn't really like hurricanes. After a busy day of school and activities, Emma likes to sit still and rest. Her little brother, Henry, does everything but. She calls him The Lemonade Hurricane. Henry is a lot of fun when he's not storming through the house, so Emma decides to teach him how to be still. By showing him how to sit, bow, and breathe, Emma is able to calm the hurricane within Henr
Do you think you have a great idea for a kid's book? Have you always wanted to write for kids but have no idea how to get started? Come to my workshop on Wednesday and learn how to get your book into hands of little readers.
I'll be leading a picture book workshop this Wednesday (August 19, 2015) at the Lunenburg Public Library.
Topics will include:Common pitfallsKnowing your audienceWhat to do if you can't draw?Is self publishing the way to go?How to submit your wo
I will be signing copies of It's a Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! (written by Sue Fliess and illustrated by yours truly) at the GF-AF (Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly) Expo in Worcester, MA on Saturday July 25, 2015. Please stop by and say hi!
If you can't make it to Worcester but are interested in attending, check out the GF-AF Expo website for an event location near you.
"A Gluten Free Birthday For Me!" written by the amazing Sue Fliess and illustrated by me, was recognized as one of the best gluten free children's books by the Fifth Annual Gluten-Free Awards.
Even though the book focuses on children with gluten intolerance, children with other dietary restrictions will be able to relate to the characters in this story.
Here's some more kudos for the book...
"This bright and colorful picture book sheds ligh