Jacobs & Swender

Books for Young People

Happy Holidays!

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.


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…)


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…)


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!
Jennifer Swender

Paul DuBois Jacobs