About Jennifer

About Jennifer

Jennifer McKerley is a teacher and award-winning author of twelve children’s books.

Her latest books are No Green Things and Lone Star the Lawman, humorous books for ages 6-8 by Heinemann Publishing, available at the end of 2019 or early 2020. A third title with Heinemann for young adult readers is in preproduction.

Amazing Armadillos (ages 6-9, Random House) was the 2010 Winner for Young Readers Book in the NM Book Awards and was named one of the best children’s books of 2010 by Bank Street College of Education. Amazing Armadillos has sold more than 112,000 copies and has been printed in French and Braille.

Picture Window Books published her fiction titles for ages 4-8: There Goes Turtle’s Hat and Rules of The Net.

She has written four books for the Gale-Cengage Monster Series, ages 9 and up.

Her young adult title, Football (Science Behind Sports, Lucent), was the 2013 Winner for Young Adult Book in the AZ-NM Book Awards.

Jennifer grew up in Texas and later moved with her husband to New Mexico, where they reared their son and daughter. Jennifer enjoys brainteasers, word and number games, reading and, most of all, writing for children.