JENNIFER THERMES is a children’s book author, illustrator, and map illustrator.
She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in Communication Design. Her books have received a Kirkus starred review, been included in several Bank Street College lists, and been recognized in 3×3 Magazine’s Children’s Illustration Annual.

A Horn Book Magazine review described Jennifer’s black & white art as “warm pencil drawings reminiscent of Lois Lenski.” She has created maps for books including Thornghost, The Emperor’s Ostrich, and The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street.

School Library Journal had this to say about her most recent book, GRANDMA
GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL: “Beautiful illustrations and an emphasis on the value of nature, determination, and grit make this a great nonfiction selection.” CHARLES DARWIN’S AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE was a 2017 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 and a Notable Social Studies Book for Young People. Up next are illustrations for middle grade novel FREYA & ZOOSE (Crown, January 2019).

Jennifer lives with her family and an assortment of cats, dogs, and uninvited mice in an 18th century farmhouse in Connecticut. Please visit art-words-life.blogspot.com,  Instagram, and Twitter for the latest news!


Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Miss Marple’s MusingsIllustrator Interview

Kathy Temean’s Writing and Illustrating BlogIllustrator Saturday
Sub It ClubThe May Postcard Post and a follow-up

The Little Crooked CottageMr. Pig visits… Jennifer Thermes!

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Albert Whitman & Company, Clarion Books, Crown Books for Young Readers,
Dial Books for Young Readers, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Holiday House, Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books,
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Islandport Press, Random House Children’s Books, Sleeping Bear Press