Jean Reagan Books

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Welcome to my website! I am a children's author living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was born in Fairhope, Alabama, but spent most of my childhood in Japan.

My book, HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA, (2012, Knopf Books for Young Readers) is a humorous picture book about a little boy and his grandpa. It’s a NYTimes bestseller and an Indie Bestseller and it’s been honored by SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award, shortlisted for the Beehive Book Award, and chosen for the Texas 2 x 2 Reading List.

The best selling companion book, HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA, is now available!

My previous book, ALWAYS MY BROTHER, (2009, Tilbury House Publishers) is a story about a serious topic -- sibling loss.

In the summer, my husband and I serve as backcountry volunteers in Grand Teton National Park. We live in a patrol cabin that has no running water or electricity. Elk, deer, bears, and an occasional mountain lion are our neighbors.

 

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Teton Volunteer
Since the summer of 2000, my husband and I have served as seasonal backcountry volunteers in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. We’re assigned to a patrol cabin that has no running water or electricity, and its windows have bars to keep out the bears. To reach the cabin you h...
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