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Books with author Jennifer K. Mann

  • The Camping Trip

    Jennifer K. Mann

    Hardcover (Candlewick, April 14, 2020)
    Ernestine has never been camping before, but she’s sure it will be lots of fun . . . won’t it? An endearing story about a girl’s first experience with the great outdoors.My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I’ve never been camping before, but I know I will love it.Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag! new flashlight! special trail mix made with Dad!) so she knows she is ready when the weekend arrives. But she quickly realizes that nothing could have prepared her for how hard it is to set up a tent, never mind fall asleep in it, or that swimming in a lake means that there will be fish — eep! Will Ernestine be able to enjoy the wilderness, or will it prove to be a bit too far out of her comfort zone? In an energetic illustrated story about a first sleepover under the stars, acclaimed author-illustrator Jennifer K. Mann reminds us that opening your mind to new experiences, no matter how challenging, can lead to great memories (and a newfound taste for s’mores).
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  • Josie's Lost Tooth

    Jennifer K. Mann

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Sept. 11, 2018)
    What if you’re first and best at everything — except losing your first tooth? A sweet, relatable story about comparing yourself to others, losing teeth, and the value of good friends.Josie is the monkey-bars champion, the first one to read a whole book by herself, and the second-fastest runner in her class. But she’s the worst at losing teeth —the only kid in her class who still has all her baby teeth! One night, Josie finally feels a tooth wiggle, just a little, and she can’t wait to show her best friend, Richard. But nothing makes the tooth fall out — not hanging upside down, chomping on an apple, or even pulling on the tooth with a string — until Josie trips and goes splat and the tooth is lost for good. Now what can she leave under her pillow for the tooth fairy?
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  • Sam and Jump

    Jennifer K. Mann

    Hardcover (Candlewick, May 10, 2016)
    A charmingly simple tale about friends, old and new, that will resonate with anyone who’s ever loved — and lost — a special toy.Sam and his stuffed bunny, Jump, are best friends, and they do everything together. One day, on a trip to the beach, Sam meets Thomas. Sam and Thomas play together all day and promise to do the same the next day. But when Sam gets home he realizes Jump is still at the beach! It’s too late and too dark to go find him, and Sam worries all night. What if Jump is nowhere to be found? Can Sam brave the world without his best friend? Little ones with their own cherished toys will be drawn to this reassuring story about losing something dear only to gain something even better.
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  • I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard

    Jennifer K. Mann

    Paperback (Candlewick, March 14, 2017)
    “This charming story is both affirmative and celebratory of the different skill sets children possess.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)Rose is a distracted and creative soul. She does her best at school, but sometimes her mind wanders and she answers the wrong question. And keeping her desk neat is a challenge. When it’s time to make thank-you cards for a class visitor, Rose’s art supplies turn her workspace — and her — into a colorful mess. But her artistic skills shine through in the gorgeous oversize card she creates. Could she possibly get a star after all?
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  • Two Speckled Eggs

    Jennifer K. Mann

    Hardcover (Candlewick, April 22, 2014)
    A birthday party sets the scene in this sweet and relatable story for anyone who’s ever been the odd girl out.It’s Ginger’s birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Lyla isn’t like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn’t talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. On the day of the party, Lyla is much earlier than everyone else. But even after the others arrive, Ginger’s party doesn’t go quite the way she’d hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver and gold birthday cake — except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present — a tiny homemade nest with two delicious malted-milk eggs — Ginger begins to wonder: is being different really such a bad thing?
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  • I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard

    Jennifer K. Mann

    Hardcover (Candlewick, June 9, 2015)
    Rose’s teacher gives stars for spelling and neatness and giving the right answer, but Rose can’t manage to do any of those things right. Will she ever get a star from Mrs. Benson?Rose is a distracted and creative soul. She does her best at school, but sometimes her mind wanders, and she answers the wrong question. Her reading voice is quiet, not strong and loud. And her desk?—?well, keeping her desk neat is a challenge. When it’s time to make thank-you cards for a class visitor, Rose’s art supplies turn her workspace?—and her?—?into a colorful mess. But her artistic skills shine through in the gorgeous oversize card she creates. Could she possibly get a star after all? A cheerful and empowering picture book for the child whose talents lie in unconventional areas, and those still searching for their strengths.
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  • Josie's Lost Tooth

    Jennifer K. Mann

    Paperback (Walker Books, Nov. 1, 2018)
    What if you’re first and best at everything – except losing your first tooth?Josie is the monkey-bars champion, the first one to read a whole book by herself, and the second fastest runner in her class. But she’s the WORST at losing teeth – the only kid in her class who still has all her baby teeth! One night, Josie finally feels a tooth wiggle, just a little, and she can’t wait to show her best friend, Richard, at school. But nothing makes the tooth fall out – not hanging upside down, chomping on an apple, or even pulling on the tooth with a string... Until, that is, Josie trips and goes SPLAT, and the tooth is lost for good. Now what can she leave under her pillow for the tooth fairy?
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  • The Law of Attraction for Kids

    Jennifer Jennifer

    eBook
    Do you believe in magic? Well, if you do, then you’re going to want to learn about something called the Law of Attraction. If you use the Law of Attraction, you can be anything you want to be, you can have anything you want to have. All of your most wonderful dreams will come true! Do you think this sounds hard? Do you think this sounds impossible? It’s not! It’s easy! All you have to do is read this book for 21 days in a row. That’s it. Even before the 21 days are up, you’ll see wonderful things starting to happen in your life. And, before you know it, your life will be awesome. An awesome life is what you deserve. Because you’re awesome!
  • Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale

    Jennifer Ann Mann

    Hardcover (Calkins Creek, April 5, 2016)
    Sixteen-year-old Noah Daniels wants nothing more than to fight in George Washington's Continental Army, but an accident as a child left him maimed and unable to enlist. He is forced to watch the Revolution from his family's hard scrabble farm in Upstate New York—until a violent raid on his settlement thrusts him into one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution, and ultimately, face to face with the enemy. A riveting coming of age story, this book also includes an author's note and bibliography.
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  • Sam and Jump

    Jennifer K Mann

    Paperback (WALKER BOOKS, June 1, 2017)
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  • Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry

    Jennifer Ann Mann

    language (Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Oct. 1, 2013)
    We've all woken up on the wrong side of the bed... but have you ever woken up actually stuck to the bed? Fifth grader Masha Sweet wakes one morning to discover that her evil-genius little sister, Sunny, has glued plastic flowers onto Masha's head. When it seems that nothing will get the flowers out, Masha's mother lets her stay home alone for the day--she can't leave the house like this! But when her neighbor, Mrs. Song, has a bike accident, Masha has to rush to the rescue and soon finds herself (and her giant flower bouquet headpiece) at the hospital with an unlikely cast of characters.What starts as a "my sister is a pest!" tale, quickly evolves into a much bigger, zanier adventure. But as the events snowball, Masha keeps one thing in mind: Sunny Sweet is going to be so sorry!
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  • Sunny Sweet Is So Not Scary

    Jennifer Ann Mann

    Hardcover (Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Oct. 13, 2015)
    Masha, Junchao, and Alice have planned the perfect slumber party . . . until Sunny insists their house is haunted. An unexplained howl. Flickering lights. And someone-or something-may be watching them from the front hall closet. At first, Sunny tries to scientifically explain what's going on. But as more strange things happen, she sees the opportunity to be the first scientist to collect actual data on the spirit world and becomes Sunny Sweet: Ghost Hunter.With no other choice in sight, Masha, Junchao, and Alice reluctantly follow Sunny on the trail of a real “live" ghost. The girls are sufficiently spooked, but is Sunny up to her usual tricks? At the end of the night, Sunny Sweet is so not spooky.
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