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Jennifer Arena
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Thank you, Bookish Ambition, for picking Lady Liberty's Holiday for Perfect Picture Book Friday! Love all the activities, especially those Statue of Liberty cookie cutters!
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Look who's headed this way in May--Lady Liberty! I can't wait to share this book with everyone!
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Oh my goodness, I just love the accent of this woman reading 100 Snowmen! I wish I could read it just like her.
Oh Pish Posh! Just having fun sharing my love of stories. I do make mistakes, or add a few words here and there. :-). Shop for 100 Snowmen - Read By Arwen Sharp. 100 Snowmen · View 100 Snowmen Details · [ 100 SNOWMEN ] By Arena, Jen ( Author) 2013 [ Hardcover ] ...
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Tomorrow I'm doing a book event in Jamaica along with +Angela Dominguez . Come join us!
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Just wrote a guest post on Jill Corcoran's agency website on making the finances of freelancing work. Check it out!
Follow the Money! A Freelancer’s Financial Life by Jen Arena Invoices, W-9s, royalty statements. There’s more to freelancing than just writing—sometimes it means dealing with the financial side. Last week, I went back over ...
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Thanks, Marion! It's been going really well so far, and I'm really happy. Hope everything is good with you!
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So excited that Knopf is publishing my picture book Lady Liberty's Holiday in Spring 2016! This is the announcement in Publishers Weekly Children's Bookshelf:
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Marta Big and Small has its first review--a really nice one from Horn Book! "This concept book teaches both opposites and simple vocabulary words—in English and Spanish. “Marta is una niña… / …an ordinary girl.” She is “grande” to a bug but “pequeña” to an elephant, “lenta” to a horse but “rápida” to a turtle, “tranquila” to a lion but “ruidosa” to a rabbit. All is well until she’s up against a snake who finds her “sabrosa” (tasty); on a Marta-free spread that follows, the offstage narrator frets, “Marta? ¿Dónde estás?” Readers are quickly reassured of the girl’s safety (she has skittered up a tree—“Phew!”), but was there ever really any doubt about the resourcefulness of this “ingeniosa” child?"
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Gracias, Texas librarians for naming Besos for Baby to the TLA 2015 2 x 2 Reading List. It's amazing to see Besos in such esteemed company!
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So honored to be a guest blogger today for PiBoIdMo! Check out my post with a shortcut to inspiration, the George Stanley Idea Generator.
by Jennifer Arena When I was an editor at Golden Books, I was lucky enough to work with many wonderful authors, but one who stood out for his good humor, his generosity, and his absolute joy in wri...
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Angela Dominguez has shared some sketches from our bilingual picture book, Marta Big and Small (Roaring Brook Spring 2016)! So, so, so CUTE! Thank you, Angela, I love them!
New Sketches from the book I'm illustrating called " Marta, Big, and Small" written by Jen Arena (Roaring Brook 2016).
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Besos for Baby pubs today, and yesterday I found out it will be featured in the ABC Best Books of 2014 catalog! 
http://www.bookweb.org/news/titles-announced-2014-abc-best-books-catalog-order-deadline-september-1
Presented below by category are the more than 200 titles featured in this year's ABC Best Books for Children Catalog. In addition to books published in 2014, the catalog highlights award-winning backlist titles. The deadline for orders is this Monday, September 1.
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This is a great primer on revising a novel by two kidlit experts.
 
Are you writing this weekend? Want to spend 45 min with Jill Corcoran Literary Agency & The Plot Whisperer learning how to PLOT/REVISE your ms? ‪#‎freebie‬ goo.gl/IoJe0R
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Children's book editor and writer
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  • Random House
    Editorial Director
  • Golden Books
    Senior Editor
  • Grosset & Dunlap
    Editor
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I write and edit books for for kids--check out my latest, Lady Liberty's Holiday, with art by Matt Hunt.

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Jennifer Dussling