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Jennifer Kalis

Biography

Jennifer Kalis

Jennifer Kalis graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1999 and has been working as a a freelance illustrator for 15 years. She lives just outside of Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two children, Elliot & Juliette.  

Jennifer Kalis

Books by Jennifer Kalis

Written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis. - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship
Mallory's new neighbors, the Goldmans, have twin five-year-old boys who need babysitters. Mrs. Goldman hires Mallory and her friend Chloe Jennifer to watch the boys while she works from home. Mallory can't wait! The boys are adorable, so this job will be tons of fun...right? Actually, the boys turn out to be a handful. Plus, Mallory has trouble balancing her babysitting duties with her schoolwork, friends, and preparation for an upcoming school poetry slam. Will she figure out how to prioritize the things that matter the most before her new career ruins her life?
written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

There's a new baby on Wish Pond Road, and Mallory has had all the baby talk she can take! Mallory wants to be excited about Mary Ann and Joey's new brother, Charlie. But she can't help wondering what life will be like now that there's a baby around. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Everything in Mallory McDonald's life is changing! Fourth grade is over and summer is off to a shaky start. The Winstons are moving from Wish Pond Road to a bigger house across town, so Mallory's best friends, Mary Ann and Joey, won't be living next door anymore. And her friend Chloe Jennifer will be gone for the whole summer. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

There's a new girl in town and not everyone is happy about it. When Chloe Jennifer moves to Wish Pond Road, Mallory's friendship with Mary Ann is turned upside down. Mary Ann starts including Chloe Jennifer in everything that Mallory and Mary Ann do --- and in Mallory's opinion, three's a crowd!

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory can't wait to play in her town's new girls' basketball league! What could be more fun than trying something new and being on a team? But Mallory's basketball career gets off to a rocky start. None of her friends are on her team. And no matter how much she tries, she can't make a basket. Mallory works as hard as she can to improve.

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory is excited about the six-week arts electives program at Fern Falls Elementary --- until she gets stuck in her last-choice class, band. To make matters worse, she is assigned to the tuba, and when she plays, it sounds more like passing gas than music. She dreads the showcase at the end of the program. But with some good guidance from her mom and her band teacher, Mallory learns the meaning of "practice makes perfect" and that, in fact, making music can be lots of fun!

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

START SPREADING THE NEWS...Mallory and Mary Ann are headed to New York. They've got sights to see! The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. Times Square. Central Park. But they also have a problem to solve. Only one of them is invited to appear on their favorite TV show, Fashion Fran. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory is on a mission. Max, her brother, is spending all his time with his girlfriend and won't allow Mallory around for ANY of it. Mallory wants to know what's going on when they're together. Are Max and Winnie hatching secret plans? Are they causing danger? And as Max's sister, doesn't she have the right to know?

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory has a new diary, and big news to write in it: a cute fifth-grade boy LIKES her! The only problem: Mallory's friends are more excited about it than she is. Mallory's not sure what to do, what to say on the phone, or even how she feels. Her best friend, Mary Ann, however, is sure about what Mallory should feel and do. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

To celebrate her tenth birthday, Mallory wants to have the most super sleepover celebration ever! Mallory plans out everything to the last detail. As long as she promises not to let the fun get out of control, her parents agree to letting her friends sleep over. But Mallory's best friend, Mary Ann, has her own ideas about what a super sleepover party should include.

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

When it comes to boys, brothers, dads and dogs, only one thing is certain: Mallory is about to become an expert!

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

It's summertime and the Wish Pond Road gang is getting ready to go to Camp Blue Lake. Mallory's not so sure she wants to go. What if she gets homesick or none of the other kids like her? Her best friends, Mary Ann and Joey, convince her how fun it will be to go swimming, boating and roast marshmallows over a campfire. But when Mallory arrives at camp, nothing goes as planned.

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

It's a new school year for Mallory and everything's perfect! She has a new computer, a pair of just-right back-to-school shoes and her best friend, Mary Ann, is in her class. But somehow things go from perfectly good to perfectly bad. Mallory's first crush is the same boy Mary Ann likes --- and Mary Ann gets all his attention. And even though she has the right shoes, Mallory somehow gets off on the wrong foot with her teacher, Mr. Knight. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory is in Washington, D.C. with her fourth grade class. She can't wait to see the famous monuments and museums. But from the moment she sets foot in the nation's capital, there's one thing she doesn't see much of...her best friend. Mary Ann is spending so much time with the new boy in their class, she's forgotten all about being partners with Mallory. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

The world is a stage for Mallory McDonald! When Mallory tries out for a part in the school play and gets the lead, she is super excited. But not everyone shares her enthusiasm, especially her best friend Mary Ann. In fact, the more excited Mallory gets, the less excited Mary Ann becomes. Mallory can't understand why Mary Ann is acting so strange. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory McDonald is going green! As an official member of the Fern Falls Elementary Environmental Committee, Mallory is super excited to make her school and home more environmentally friendly. She's even selected to be class representative for the all-school Green Fair. But the minute Mallory goes green, everything goes wrong. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

It's New Year's Eve and Mallory can't wait to celebrate! Her camp friends are coming to Fern Falls and she and Mary Ann have planned out every last detail for a perfect winter reunion and New Year's Eve party. But what Mallory hadn't planned on is getting sick. Poor Mallory has to ring in the New Year in the hospital instead of at home with her friends and family.