Jennifer L. Holm

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Children's Author
Date of Birth June 15, 1968
Place of Birth California
Age 52 years old
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Jennifer L. Holm

Jennifer L. Holm is an American children's writer, and recipient of three Newbery Honors and the Eisner Award.

Born: 1968 (age 49–50), California, US
Occupation: Writer and illustrator
Nationality: American
Period: 1999–present
Notable works: Babymouse, Squish, The Stink Files, Our Only May Amelia, Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf, Turtle in Paradise
Children: 2

About Jennifer L. Holm

Author known for her children's books, primarily the award-winning Babymouse series. She also wrote the Boston Jane, The Stink Files, and Squish series and has often collaborated with her brother, who works as an illustrator.

Before Fame

She attended Dickinson College and worked in television after graduating. She published her first book, Our Only May Amelia, in 1999.


Our Only May Amelia, Penny From Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise all received Newbery Honors. She also won an Eisner Award for Babymouse for President.

Family Life

She and her husband Jonathan Hamel have two children. Including Matthew, who helps her illustrate, she has four brothers.


She and Jacqueline Woodson have both received multiple Newbery Honors.

Information related to Jennifer L. Holm

  • Dickinson College alumni
  • Newbery Honor winners
  • Women historical novelists
  • American historical novelists
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Latest information about Jennifer L. Holm updated on September 17, 2020.

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