Jennifer L. Holm

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Jennifer L. Holm is an American author. Her books include the Babymouse series, Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf, and The Fourteenth Goldfish.

Early life[change | change source]

Holm was born in California in 1968. She grew up in Audubon, Pennsylvania.  Her father, William W. Holm, was a pediatrician. Her mother, Beverly A. Holm, was a pediatric nurse.  She married Jonathan Hamel, who was both a writer and a computer programmer. She went to Dickinson College in 1990. She has two children, Will and Millie May.

Books[change | change source]

  • Turtle in Paradise
  • Our Only May Amelia
  • Penny From Heaven
  • Boston Jane: An Adventure
  • Boston Jane: Wilderness Days
  • Boston Jane: The Claim
  • Babymouse: Queen of the World!
  • Babymouse: Our Hero!
  • Babymouse: Heartbreaker
  • Babymouse: Rock Star
  • Babymouse: Beach Babe!
  • Babymouse: Puppy Love
  • Babymouse: Camp Babymouse
  • Babymouse: Skater Girl
  • Babymouse: Monster Mash,
  • Babymouse for President
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish
  • Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf
  • The Postman Always Brings Mice
  • To Scratch a Thief
  • You Only Have Nine Lives
  • The Creek

Awards[change | change source]

Her awards include:

For Our Only May Amelia

  • Parents’ Choice Silver Award
  • The Best Book of the Year Designation
  • Newbery Honor
  • Notable Book Designation
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies Designation
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • Utah Book Award
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

For Boston Jane: An Adventure

  • Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award
  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults citation
  • Book Sense 76 Pick

For Penny From Heaven

  • Newbery Honor

For Baby Mouse:  Queen of the World!

  • Gryphon Award
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • New York Book Show Awards

For Baby Mouse for President

  • Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for best publication for early readers

References[change | change source]

  • "Jennifer L. Holm." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.