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Reading with Your Kids STEM Tuesday Ft. Jennifer Swanson: Awesome Animal Antics

Stem Tuesday with Jennifer Swanson

Hey everyone,

Welcome to STEM Tuesday Special episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast!

Today we’re delighted to have the dean of all things STEM & STEAM, Jennifer Swanson! Jennifer is back on the podcast to talk about STEM Tuesday’s January edition Awesome Animal Antics.

With Stem Tuesday, Jennifer and Reading With Your Kids aim to inspire kids to become creative writers, thinkers and will encourage their imaginations to SOAR WITH SCIENCE. Our weekly interview with Jennifer will provide parents and educators to teach kids to think critically, abstractly, and creatively.


About Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson Non Fiction Children's Book AuthorAward-winning author Jennifer Swanson’s love of science began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science resonates in the fascinating 25+ nonfiction and fiction books she has written for children. 

Her book, SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge) was selected as an NSTA Best STEM book for 2017. Jennifer has received awards from the Pennsylvania TriState Young Adult Review Committee and her books in the “How Things Work” series by The Child’s World were named to the 2012 Booklist’s Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, School Library Journal, and the National Science Teacher Association. Jennifer’s new books include releases with National Geographic Kids, Charlesbridge Publishing, and Rosen Publishing.

A perpetual writer, Jennifer is always developing new story ideas and concepts. Keep an eye out for her in the future. You can learn more about her at

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In STEM Tuesday, we discuss

  • Awesome Animal Antics/Booklist
  • More about  Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation
  • Books mentioned during the interview: Animal Zombies: And Other Bloodsucking Beasts, Creepy Creatures, and Real-Life Monsters by Chana Stiefel, Death Eaters: Meet Nature’s Scavengers by Kelly Milner Halls and Beavers (The Superpower Field Guide) by Rachel Poliquin
  •  Awesome Animal Antics – Writing Craft and Resources available on the STEM Tuesday website.


Thank you,  Jennifer, for joining us and for sharing your wonderful insights with us!


Check out STEM Tuesday blog for STEM books that ENGAGE. EXCITE. and INSPIRE! Join us each week as a group of dedicated STEM authors highlight FUN topics, interesting resources, and make real-life connections to STEM in ways that may surprise you. #STEMRocks!


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