Talking with kids about my books and the creative process is one of my favorite parts of being a writer. I have fifteen years of teaching experience in a variety of subjects and for many age groups. I’ve taught theater and dance for youth through adults, creative writing for teens, and English composition for college students.
I’d love to visit your school, library, or group. My presentations and workshops address several Common Core Curriculum Standards (CCCS) and can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization. Pre-orders for books can be done through your local book seller or through my publisher, Disney-Hyperion. For pricing and availability, please email me at
Picture Books: The Punkydoos and Beyond 
PRESENTATIONS: (30-40 minutes)
(Grades K-2)
Includes a reading and discussion about the picture book. We’ll also talk about how picture books get made, explore the interplay of text and illustration, and listen to the original music that’s included with the book. Plus time for Q&A.
CCCS: RL1, RL3, RL6, RL7
Telling Your Own Story 
WORKSHOPS: (40-50 minutes)
(Grades K-3)
We’ll start with a reading and discussion about the picture book. Then we’ll listen to the original music that’s included with the book and talk about how the music, text, and illustration work together to tell the story.  Next we’ll discuss how picture books get made and have a brief Q&A session before students begin work on their own stories through a combination of words and pictures.
CCCS: RL1, RL3, RL6, RL7, W3, W4, W5mailto:jenniferjacksonbooks@gmail.comshapeimage_2_link_0
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