Jen Lynn Bailey

About the Artist

Jen Lynn Bailey is an award-winning children’s picture book author and Ontario-certified elementary teacher. She loves playing with the sounds and rhythms of words while drawing on snippets and scraps from her life thus far. Jen has measured water quality, air quality, and the quality of treads on her hiking shoes. She has focused on fish, her knitting stitch, and the hump of clay on her pottery wheel.  

Jen holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science Studies from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College. Previously Jen taught science and French in an elementary school and writing and editing to college students. Now Jen works for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada where she supports science and engineering promotion programs.

Photo by Sam Bond Photography

Artist's Programs

Artistic Disciplines

Literary Arts, Visual Arts




Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Language Proficiency