Jacobs & Swender

Books for Young People

Welcome Back to Animal Inn!

March 22, 2016

Here's a sneak peek at the cover of Treasure Hunt - Book #2 of Animal Inn.

Animal Inn is our new chapter book series for readers 7-10 years old.

Grand opening this December with Aladdin/Simon & Schuster.

Welcome to Animal Inn!

March 18, 2016

Here's a sneak peek at the cover of A Furry Fiasco - Book #1 of Animal Inn.

Animal Inn is our new chapter book series for readers 7-10 years old.

Grand opening this December with Aladdin/Simon & Schuster.

NYC READS 365!

December 15, 2015


Count On The Subway is one of twenty books selected for the NYC Board of Education's pre-kindergarten recommended reading list!

New York City Reads 365 is a literacy initiative of the NYC Department of Education to encourage and nurture a city of readers.

MASS POETRY!

January 23, 2015

We are so excited to be participating in the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, MA. Put it on your calendars for the weekend of May 1st. We will be offering a workshop for families--Rhythm and Rhyme and a Jumpin' Good Time. Come sing, bop, and make poetry books with us! More information to come!

That's pretty sca-a-a-a-ry!

October 22, 2014

A HUGE thank you to PS 128--the Bensonhurst School and the Brooklyn New School for being such awesome hosts today. We were excited to read, sing, and laugh with first and second graders. Tomorrow, we look forward to meeting new friends at the Main Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and PS 32. (more…)

Nothin' like reading in your own backyard!

August 5, 2014

Hope your summer is going swimmingly, and that you're spending lots of time reading in your backyard or neighborhood park or local library. We will be reading in our own "backyard"--the Leverett library on Tuesday, August 5 @ 6pm. It's a pajama story time, so wear your jammies! We'll read some books and do (more…)

Parents Magazine and NPR!

June 17, 2014





Looks like everybody is taking the subway this summer!

COUNT ON THE SUBWAY featured in the July issue of PARENTS MAGAZINE! And also on NPR's summer reading list! Check it out at NPR!

Spring has finally SPRUNG!

May 12, 2014

In the merry, merry month of May... Yay! It's finally spring and that means lots of events for our new book. Please join us this weekend at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on Saturday at 2pm and/or the Eric Carle museum in Amherst, MA on Sunday at 2pm (depending on where you might be). (more…)

Extra! Extra!

March 10, 2014

Read all about it! The reviews are in.

A STARRED review in Publishers Weekly!

A review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review! (3/16)

A New York Times Editors' Choice! (3/23)

And this from Kirkus:
"Husband-and-wife author team Jacobs and Swender are both counting and subway veterans (Nascar 1-2-3s, 2008) and (My Subway Ride, 2004), but this time they have combined the two. (more…)

To everything there is a season...

February 5, 2014

... and now, as the snow pours down outside, the season is definitely winter. We'd like to take a quiet moment to acknowledge the incredible life of our friend, Pete Seeger. We think about Pete and his wife, Toshi, often these days--about the magical power of their words, music and (more…)
Jennifer Swender

Paul DuBois Jacobs