Where to Find Me:

Check out the Laredo Book Festival. I'll be there December 12, 2015.

I'm currently booking library programs, school visits, and presentations for Winter and Spring 2016.




Look for me on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/JeanetteLarsonAuthor

I've also started a blog, Bird Brainz. I'm blogging a couple of times a month about birds, birding, and books. Check it out!



Texas Woman's University named me Adjunct Professor of the Year. Quite a surprise especially since the courses are taught online so I don't actually meet many of my students.

I was surprised when the Texas Library Association presented me with their Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 Texas Library Association Conference.

Rowman & Littlefield published Children's Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians in April 2015.

Hummingbirds was named a finalist in the 2013 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards.

I'm part of the Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels writers group. The Sweethearts have made quite a name for themselves in the children's literature community, so I'm especially honored to have been invited to join the group. We support each other in our writing, visit schools, encourage kids to read, and have fun!

Hummingbirds was given an Honor Award in the Nature & Ecology category by Skipping Stones Magazine. This magazine promotes respect for the environment and celebration of diversity and multiculturalism.

I'm so proud that Hummingbirds was selected as an Honor book by the National Storytelling Network in their 2012 Storytelling World Resources Awards. It received a 2012 Honor in the category for Special Storytelling Resources and was recognized for its usefulness to storytellers!

I am thrilled to be part of ReaderKidz. I'm blogging there about a variety of different topics and recommending books for kids.

Hummingbirds was nominated for the 2011 Cybils Award, the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards.

The Texas State Library selected Hummingbirds to represent Texas at the National Book Festival. The book is featured on the poster, "Discover Great Places Through Reading"  and was highlighted in the Pavilion of the States.  The festival was held in Washington, DC on September 23-24, 2011.

I was delighted to learn that Hummingbirds was named to the AAAS's summer reading list for 2011.  

To book school and library programs, I've joined Authors and More, a full service provider of authors and storytellers.

My first children's book, Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas, has been published by Charlesbridge. I'm really looking forward to meeting hummingbird enthusiasts as well as young people who are interested in science, biology, and folklore. The book takes a scientific look at the biology of hummingbirds but also links the science back to stories and folklore from indigenous people of the Americas. Did you know that hummingbirds only exist in the Americas? They are not found on any other continents!

Read an article about me in the Pflugerville Pflag.

The American Library Association has published my book El día de los niños/El día de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Día. I've been involved with this wonderful celebration of bilingual literacy since its inception and was thrilled to be asked to develop a book to help librarians and teachers prepare programs for the event.

Author and poet Pat Mora named me as a Día Dynamo for my work on behalf of El día de los niños/El día de los libros. Although my ability to speak languages other than English is pretty limited (I can speak some Spanish and some German), I love words and support bilingual literacy. I'm honored to be considered a Dynamo!























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