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Editorial Director of Random House Books for Young Readers, Jennifer Dussling Arena is lucky enough to have been surrounded by great children’s books her whole life. As a teenager, she started working at a children’s-only independent bookstore in Pennsylvania, and after graduating from college, she made her way to New York City, where she took a job as an editorial assistant at Putnam. Since then, she’s written over fifty books for kids, both fiction and nonfiction, licensed and original. Jen lives with her husband Dario on Long Island, and when she's not writing or editing, you can find her in her garden, on a volleyball court, or curled up with a good book.


Selected Books by Jennifer Dussling Arena:

100 Snowmen
Marshall Cavendish, 2013

One Little Flower Girl
Illustrated by Janie Bynum
Scholastic, 2009
Oppenheim Gold Award

Deadly Poison Dart Frogs
Bearport Publishing, 2008

The Longest Yawn
Illustrated by Blanche Sims
Kane Press, 2006

Watcha Got?
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Kane Press, 2004

Picky Peggy
Illustrated by Lynn Adams
Kane Press, 2004

Illustrated by John Nez
Kane Press, 2003

Looking at Rocks
Illustrated by Tim Haggerty
Grosset & Dunlap, 2001

Illustrated by Denise Ortakales
Grosset & Dunlap, 2000

Illustrated by Peter Church
Grosset & Dunlap, 1999
Booklist starred review

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Dorling Kindersley, 1998

Slinky, Scaly Snakes
Dorling Kindersley, 1998

Construction Trucks
Illustrated by Courtney
Grosset & Dunlap, 1998

Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather
Illustrated by Heidi Petach
Grosset & Dunlap, 1998

Illustrated by Mavis Smith
Grosset & Dunlap, 1996

A Very Strange Dollhouse
Illustrated by Sonja Lamut
Grosset & Dunlap, 1996
Experian Big Three Book Award (England)

In a Dark, Dark House
Illustrated by Davy Jones
Grosset & Dunlap, 1995


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