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GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
Written and illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
Abrams Books for Young Readers
$17.99 • 48 pages • Ages 5 to 7
ISBN-10: 1419728393 •  ISBN-13: 978-1419728396

Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she
managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma Gatewood hiked up ridges and down ravines. She braved angry storms and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. When things got particularly tough, she relied on the kindness of strangers or sheer luck to get her through the night. When the newspapers got wind of her amazing adventure, the whole country cheered her on to the end of her trek, which came just a few months after she set out. A story of true grit and girl power at any age, Grandma Gatewood proves that no peak is insurmountable.

“With lively language and glorious drawings, Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail brings this
true story of an amazing woman’s adventure roaring back to life.”

–Ben Montgomery, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk

“Quite a few of the softly colored, cartoony, watercolor-and-colored pencil spreads will have readers packing
their own backpacks, most notably those of McAfee Knob, the backwoods night sky, and the top of Katahdin . . .
An inspiring story for readers of all ages and genders.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Beautiful illustrations and an emphasis on the value of nature, determination, and grit
make this a great nonfiction selection.” – School Library Journal

“This story of determination is also an ode to the principle of walking down a road just to see what one can see.” – Booklist


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Coming January 2019!

Freya & Zoose
Emily Butler, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
Crown Books for Young Readers
$16.99 • 208 pages • Grade Level 3 to 7
ISBN-10: 1524717711 • ISBN-13: 978-1524717711


Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure
Jennifer Thermes
(Abrams, 2016)


“Thermes’ pencil-and-watercolor maps and illustrations are charming… A notable choice

for both STEM curricula and family sharing.” –Kirkus Reviews

*2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list*
*2017 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 list*
*Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of the Year for 2016 list- Nonfiction* 

IndieBound  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Amazon

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Little Author in the Big Woods, A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
(Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books, 2014)


“This biography draws parallels between Wilder’s life and writing, featuring both hardships and joys of her experiences as a pioneer in the late 1800s and early 1900s . . .
‘Little House’ fans will find a lot to love here.” ―School Library Journal

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Bear and Bird
James Skofield, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
(Sleeping Bear Press, 2014)


“… Bright, guileless pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations vary in size and gently show the age-old story of life and loss. The simple shapes, outlined in black, and clear, pleasing colors will appeal to young children. Pair this with Mo Willem’s City Dog, Country Frog (2010) for a similar tale with a hopeful ending.” –Booklist

Moose
There Are No Moose On This Island!
Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
(Islandport Press, 2013)


“Thermes’ brightly hued watercolors are lively and appealing, with the sky and waters in lovely shades of blue… A valuable reminder to enjoy the outdoors and keep an eye out for possibilities!” –Kirkus Reviews

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Helen Keller’s Best Friend Belle
Holly M. Barry, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
(Albert Whitman & Company, 2013)

“Helen Keller’s life is summarized for younger children in this attractively illustrated biography that uses Keller’s love for dogs as a unifying thematic thread.” –Kirkus Reviews

SledRide
The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!
Rebecca Rule, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
(Islandport Press, 2012)

“… Thermes beautifully conveys the awesomeness of the hill they have chosen to tackle; none of the kids will speak their fears aloud, though their faces say volumes…
The watercolors give a wonderful array of viewpoints, showing the path of the sled run as well as close-ups of the children: fresh-faced and having the time of their lives.”
Kirkus Reviews *Starred Review*

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Maggie & Oliver or A Bone of One’s Own
Valerie Hobbs, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes
Henry Holt BYR, 2011

“This is Victoriana with no steampunk shenanigans and no tongues in cheeks, just well-orchestrated, straightforward storytelling for newish readers—with a bonus of warm pencil drawings reminiscent of Lois Lenski.” –Horn Book Magazine


*A 2012 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year *

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Sam Bennett’s New Shoes
Jennifer Thermes
(Carolrhoda Books, 2006)


*A 2007 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year*

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When I Was Built
Jennifer Thermes
(Henry Holt and Company, 2001)

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