Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Mama Built a Little Nest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Simon & Schuster / Beach Lane Books), What Will Grow? and What Will Hatch?, each illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Bloomsbury Books for Children) and the ever-popular series There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish, There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog and There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea, There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon, and There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider.
Her parenting books include, I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature, Let's Go Outside: Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature, and, It's a Jungle Out There: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids, (Roost Books).
Her work has been the recipient of many awards, including the IRA/CBC Children's Choice Award, the Giverny Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book, a Learning Magazine Teachers Choice Award, among others.
Jennifer writes full-time from her home in Illinois.