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About My Books

Hi! Whether I'm writing fiction, nonfiction, comics, or novels, all of my books are geared to inspire kids to be curious, creative, and confident to explore their worlds and share their voices. 

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Eat Your Rocks, Croc!

Dr. Sugar Glider travels around the world to help animals (and, on occasion, plants!) with all sorts of problems. Whether it’s a crocodile with a sick stomach, a creeped-out krill, a stressed meerkat, or a male praying mantis trying to date, Dr. Glider is ready to offer advice!

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Ocean Speaks

From a young age, Marie Tharp loved watching the world. She loved solving problems. And she loved pushing the limits of what girls and women were expected to do and be. In the mid-twentieth century, women were not welcome in the sciences, but Marie had other plans.

Releases June 30th, 2020

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Bunbun & Bonbon: Fancy Friends

Hop Hop Hooray for Jess Keating's first graphic novel!

Bunbun has it all: a delightful Bunbun nose, a winning Bunbun smile, a ridiculously cute Bunbun tail, and not one, but two adorable Bunbun ears. But Bunbun doesn’t have a friend — until Bunbun meets Bonbon.

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The 'Elements of Genius' Books

There are only so many times a kid can invent an instrument of global destruction without getting grounded. But when her death ray is stolen, Nikki must stop worrying about fitting in and learn to play nice with her new classmates. Because it doesn’t take a genius to track a thief around the world, outwit the authorities, and keep a French fry fanatic ferret happy. It takes all of them.

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Shark Lady

A beautiful, lyrical nonfiction picture book about shark scientist (and all around amazing woman!) Eugenie Clark! This book not only depicts a ‘real life’ view of science, but also dozens of amazing creatures and the role that Eugenie Clark has played in shark research and ocean conservation. Along with the text, the illustrations are meticulously detailed, and every inch of them is scientifically robust, making this a great book to prompt discussions, explorations in science, and STEM units!

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The World of Weird Animals

A funny nonfiction series that explores the incredible world of weird and bizarre creatures. Full of amazing facts, eye-catching, colorful (and sometimes gross!) photos, and illustrator David DeGrand’s goofy-wonderful cartoons. A must-read series for curious kids.

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'My Life is A Zoo' series

The hilarious and heartfelt adventures of a 12-year old girl who lives in a zoo with her zoologist parents, twin brother, and a host of scaly and feathered creatures. Contains loads of laughs, embarrassing moments, and animal poop.

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Ocean Speaks

Preorder Jess Keating's next nonfiction biography featuring an incredible woman in STEM!

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What's Next?

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Jess Keating's first graphic novel is releasing from Scholastic Graphix in September 2020!

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ONLINE CLASSES

That's right! Jess Keating will be offering classes for students & writers in fall 2020! Want to be first in line? 

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COMIC RESOURCES

To celebrate the launch of Bunbun & Bonbon, Jess Keating will be sharing comic resources. Love comics? Get on the list!

Yep, I love comics!