Breakfast Serials Stories and Illustrations

Author Jennifer Armstrong


Golden Kite Honor – Fiction
Hungry Mind Review – Fiction
ALA Notable Books
ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Orbis Pictus – Nonfiction
Globe/Horn Book Honor – Nonfiction
Riverbank Review Award – Fiction and Nonfiction
NY Public Library 100 Books of the Year – Fiction and Nonfiction
Notable Books in Social Studies – Fiction state awards


Picture books:
Hugh Can Do
Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat
King Crow
Little Salt Lick and the Sun King
The Whittler’s Tale
That Terrible Baby
Wan Hu is In the Stars
Pierre’s Dream
Spirit of Endurance
Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier

Novels and Chapter Books:
Lili the Brave
Patrick Doyle is Full of Blarney
Foolish Gretel
Steal Away
Black-Eyed Susan
The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan
Mary Mehan Awake
The Fire-us Trilogy
The Wild Rose Inn series

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
A Three Minute Speech: Lincoln’s Remarks at Gettysburg

Jennifer Armstrong

“I haven’t seen anything in publishing lately that has excited me as much as Breakfast Serials. Reaching the readers who don’t usually reach for books feels like hitting the jackpot. So many people I can tell my story to! Nothing satisfies a story-teller like a satisfied audience.”


Jennifer Armstrong learned to read and write in Switzerland, in a small school for English speaking children on the shores of Lake Zurich. The school library had no librarian and no catalog – just shelves of interesting books. She selected books on her own, read what she could, and made up the rest. It was perfect. As a result, she made her career choice – to become an author – in first grade. When she and her family returned to the U.S. she discovered that not all children wrote stories and read books, and that not all teachers thought reading real books was important. Nevertheless, she was undaunted. Within a year of leaving college she was a free-lance ghost writer for a popular juvenile book series, and before long published her first trade novel, Steal Away, which won her a Golden Kite Honor for fiction.

More than fifty additional novels and picture books followed, and before long she also tried her hand at nonfiction, winning an Orbis Pictus Award and a Horn Book Honor for her first nonfiction book, Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. In late 2003 she will travel to the South Pole with the National Science Foundation to do research for a book on ice.

To learn more about Armstrong and her books, you can visit her website at


The Winner's Circle

Running eighteen chapters and full of the sights, sounds, and smells of horse country, The Winner’s Circle is rich in moral dilemmas and chapter-by-chapter high adventure. It’s a winner!

Spanish translation available.

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