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Jennifer Brown

Biography

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri, area with her family. She is the author of BITTER END and HATE LIST, which received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA Perfect Ten, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Jennifer Brown

Books by Jennifer Brown

written by Jennifer Brown with illustrations by Marta Kissi - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Sixth-grader Thomas Fallgrout is finally settling in at Pennybaker School, home of students with unique and unusual gifts. After a bit of an unusual start to the school year, things are finally starting to seem normal. Until his Facts After the Fact (aka History) teacher Mr. Faboo goes missing. And Thomas’s neighbor, Chip (he of the wacky sock collection), swoops in and bonds with all of Thomas’s friends, leaving Thomas in the dust. This year is getting out of control, and it’s up to Thomas to take matters into his own hands. It’s time…for a revolution.

written by Jennifer Brown with illustrations by Marta Kissi - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Law, Mystery

Thomas Fallgrout always thought of himself as a regular kid until he accidentally creates a little bit of magic using his grandpa's old potions. Suddenly, he's pulled from public school and enrolled in Pennybaker Academy for the Uniquely Gifted. Life is uprooted when a statue of the great Helen Heirmauser goes missing --- and everyone thinks Thomas is behind its disappearance. As his new friends turn on him, Thomas finds himself pairing up with his oddball next door neighbor Chip Mason. Together they work to hunt down the missing statue...only to discover that maybe what they've both needed to find all along was true friendship.

by Jennifer Brown - Children's, Science Fiction
Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak. It's an unlikely connection with a mysterious boy known only as "Lunchbox Jones" that will change Luke's life. Turns out, Luke and Lunchbox Jones have a lot more in common than just robots...
by Jennifer Brown - Children's

Twelve-year-old Arcturus Betelgeuse Chambers comes from a family of stargazers and his quest to find life on other planets is unstoppable. But when Arty’s family announces they’re moving to Las Vegas, the City of Lights threatens to put an end to his stargazing dreams forever—especially when he has to stay with his scary next door neighbor while his parents look for a house. As it turns out, “Mr. Death” isn’t terrifying at all—he’s actually Cash Maddox, a bonafide astronaut! But when Cash falls ill, will Arty find the courage to complete his mission by himself? And might he actually prove, once and for all, that there is life on Mars?