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jean reagan 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.

The companion book, HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA, (2014) is a sleepover story about a grandmother and her granddaughter. It's also a NYTimes and Indie bestseller.

These two books have become the start of a HOW-TO series:

HOW TO SURPRISE A DAD

HOW TO CATCH SANTA

HOW TO RAISE A MOM

HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY

HOW TO SCARE A GHOST

HOW TO READ TO A GRANDMA AND GRANDPA is out July 7th, 2020!

My very first 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.

How to Read to a Grandma and Grandpa

How to Read to a Grandma and Grandpa

COMING JULY 7, 2020!

From the creators of the New York Times bestsellers How to Babysit a Grandma and How to Babysit a Grandpa comes a fun and exciting way to share the joy of reading with grandparents.