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, and worked in a magazine art department for several years before becoming a full-time illustrator. 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 for the middle-grade novel Maggie & Oliver described
Jennifer’s black & white art as “warm pencil drawings reminiscent of Lois Lenski.” She has also created maps for books such as The Vine Basket, The Water Seeker, and Thornghost.

Jennifer’s most recent book, Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure, has been named to Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list for 2016 in the category of non-fiction. Current projects include a picture book about Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to  thru-hike the Appalachian Trail solo at the age of 67, to be released Spring 2018 with Abrams Books for Young Readers.

When not making art, Jennifer loves to read and work in her garden. She 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 for the latest news!


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,
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