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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Steve Jenkins’ Work


Steve Jenkins writes cool books. There’s no better way to describe his creations that are so appealing to children. He presents information in a format that entertains his readers as he educates them. Growing up as the son of a science professor, Jenkins has been interested in the natural world since he was a young boy. His work is characterized by that childhood wonder.


Bones (Scholastic, 2010) is one of Steve Jenkins’ latest titles where he uses cut paper collage to illustrate the differences between human and animal bones. The author depicts many of the bones in their actual size.

Actual SizeWhile Jenkins has written and illustrated many previous titles, the book that our readers enjoy the most is Actual Size (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2004). The colorful artwork in Actual Size is torn and cut paper collage, and the illustrations depict all or a part of some animals and insects. The cover alone will intrigue readers.

Some of Steve Jenkins’ other cool books are What Do You Do With a Tail Like This (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2003), Prehistoric Actual Size (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2005) How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2008), Brothers & Sisters: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2008), Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009). He has also written others. Check them out.

Prehistoric Actual Size Brothers & Sisters

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