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Jennifer Swanson Discusses Footprints Across the Planet

A podcast interview with Jennifer Swanson
The Children’s Book Review

In this episode of The Growing Readers Podcast, we have self-proclaimed science geek, award-winning author, speaker, and teacher, Jennifer Swanson.

Jennifer talks about her newest picture book, Footprints Across the Planeta masterful introduction to the concepts of sustainability and inclusivity that even the youngest readers can understand and enjoy. This stunning picture book helps readers to think about the impact they are making on the world.

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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 45+ nonfiction and fiction books she has written for children but especially BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge), which was named an NSTA Best STEM book of 2017.

Jennifer’s book, Save the Crash-test Dummies, received a Parent’s Choice GOLD award. Her Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact received a Florida Book Award, a Eureka California Reading Association Gold Award, and an NSTA BEST STEM book award. Her BEASTLY BIONICS book received a GOLD Florida Book Award and an NSTA BEST STEM book award.

An accomplished and exciting speaker, Jennifer has presented at National NSTA conferences, the Highlights Foundation, the Atlanta Science Festival, the World Science Festival in NYC, and the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival.

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About the Book

Created by Jennifer Swanson

Ages 4+ | 40 Pages

Publisher: Reycraft | ISBN-13: 9781478876038

Publisher’s Book Summary: Every footprint―from the physical to the digital and the permanent to the fleeting―leaves a mark on Earth telling a story of the past, the present, or the future. What type of imprint will YOU leave?

Journey around the world and experience through these vivid photographs how every being on the planet leaves an imprint, with their feet, their words, their actions. Whether human or animal, voices or activity, each mark has a purpose. To remind us of our history, give us a glimpse of our future, and maybe even inspire us to change the world.

Perfect for the aspiring STEM activist in your life– those who want to change the world!

Footprints Across the Planet is a masterful introduction to the concepts of sustainability and inclusivity that even the youngest readers can understand and enjoy.

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Show Notes


For more information, visit https://jenniferswansonbooks.com/.

The Solve It For Kids Podcast: https://solveitforkids.com/

KidLiteracy is Jennifer Swanson’s nonprofit organization: https://kidliteracy.org/.

Discussion Topics:

  • Visiting NASA and meeting The Artemis II lunar flyby mission crew members.
  • Jennifer Swanson’s childhood love of STEM.
  • Becoming an author of over 45 published nonfiction books for kids.
  • The Solve it For Kids podcast and school visits.
  • The idea, writing, and what to expect from Footprints Across the Planet.
  • Taking steps in the right direction to make a difference on our planet.

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