Before We Stood Tall: From Small Seed to Mighty Tree, traces a tree’s life cycle by moving backwards in time. Readers uncover the wonders that turn a tiny seed into a mature giant and learn about how the interconnected forest community helps nourish such giants along their journey. Illustrated by Madeline Kloepper, Before We Stood Tall will be published by Kids Can Press in Fall 2021. Pre-order links will be available soon!

First Notes of Spring, follows a badger who is excluded from the band that wakes up spring each year and ultimately decides to march to the beat of her own drum, making friends along the way. Illustrated by Jennifer Bower, First Notes of Spring will be published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2022. 

To celebrate the launch of her books, Jessica has joined Picture Book Playground, a group of authors and illustrators who are also releasing books in 2021 and 2022. Connect with the playground at their websitetwitter, and Instagram.