Jennifer Adams


Jennifer AdamsJennifer Adams is the author of fifty books. Her bestselling BabyLit board books, illustrated by Alison Oliver, introduce small children to the world of classic literature and have sold almost 2 million copies. Her new series of board books My Little Cities, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, includes London, New York, Paris, and San Francisco.

Jennifer’s new picture book for children, I Am a Warrior Goddess, celebrates girls’ innate power, and inspires them to use their influence to lead with love, gratitude, and fierceness.

The picture books Edgar Gets Ready for Bed, Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart and Edgar and the Tree House of Usher are inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven.” She also has two new picture books forthcoming from HarperCollins: How Do I Love Thee? illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal and Animal Babies Like to Play illustrated by Mary Lundquist.

Her titles also include books for adults, including Y is for Yorick, a slightly irreverent look at Shakespeare, and Remarkably Jane, notable quotations on Jane Austen.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Washington. She has 20 years’ experience as a book editor, including at Gibbs Smith and Quirk Books. She currently works as a consulting editor for Sounds True, developing their children’s line. Jennifer works some evenings at her local independent bookstore, The King’s English, to feed her book habit. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Bill Dunford, who is also a writer.