Jacobs & Swender

Books for Young People

The Bus is Almost Here!

April 3, 2017

The Bow-wow Bus is on its way! Get ready for more furry fun with Animal Inn Book #3. The Tyler pets are heading to school, but did Dad just say one of them will be DONATED to Cassie's first-grade class? Gulp!

Take the A Train!

March 24, 2017

COUNT ON THE SUBWAY is highlighted in The Horn Book's "Family Reading" Blog. Click to read about several fun, subway-themed titles!

Vier Pfoten und ein Schatz

March 14, 2017

Enjoy "Four Paws and a Treasure" auf Deutsch.

Animal Inn has been translated into German!


March 14, 2017

Animal Inn is now... in German!

Viel Spass!!

Welcome Back to Animal Inn!

December 7, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Book #2 of our new chapter book series is now available.

Join the Animal Inn crew as they embark on a Treasure Hunt!

Animal Inn is Open!

December 7, 2016

Animal Inn is open for business!

Book #1 - A Furry Fiasco is now available from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster.


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…)
Jennifer Swender

Paul DuBois Jacobs