Jacobs & Swender

Children's Books ~ Educational Materials

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…)

"POETS OF THE PLATFORM"

January 16, 2014

That's what they're calling us at the New York Transit Museum. Here's another date for your 2014 calendar. Come join us in BKLYN! on May 31st as we read COUNT ON THE SUBWAY on a real...subway. We're counting on you to be there. And if you haven't been to the NY Transit Museum, (more…)

SAVE THE DATES!

January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

Get out those 2014 calendars and jot down some upcoming events celebrating the publication of our newest book COUNT ON THE SUBWAY! On May 17th, join us for a workshop with illustrator, Dan Yaccarino, at the awesome Children's Museum of Manhattan!

January 6, 2014

And then the very next day, meet us for a Special Storytime at the Eric Carle Museum, right in our backyard in Amherst, Mass! Come hear stories and then make some art in their beautiful studio. Check the museum's websites (or back here) for exact times. (Isn't it nice to think about May (more…)

Booking It Through Brooklyn!

December 10, 2013

photo credit: Tony Stanzione
Yay! She finished! Jennifer is happy to report that she finished the NYC Marathon on November 3rd. She managed to come in 3,000th in her age group! Paul spent the day counting on the Subway! to get from Brooklyn to the finish line in Central Park. Many thanks to everyone who (more…)

Our Newest Book!

October 22, 2013

We are very excited to announce the release of our newest book, COUNT ON THE SUBWAY, coming in May 2014. We are thrilled to team up with the amazing illustrator, Dan Yaccarino, and we think the art just ROCKS!

We're already planning spring appearances at The New York Transit Museum, The Eric Carle Museum, and The Children's Museum of Manhattan. Stay tuned for updates!

Gotta run! We mean that literally. On November 3rd, Jennifer will be running the NYC marathon to raise money for skin cancer research. If you would like to support her efforts, please visit Jennifer's fundraising page. She promises not to take the subway to get to the finish line!

Paul DuBois Jacobs

Jennifer Swender