The books series, SpenserNation, chronicles the adventures of a small dog named Spenser as he travels to prominent cities in the United States with his human "Mom".  In each city, Spenser and his readers learn the history, geography, and culture of the city they are visiting. In addition, Spenser learns how he and his readers can help fight childhood hunger in America. In each book, Spenser visits the local food banks and other volunteer programs, highlighting how people from each city help in this cause.  Fighting childhood hunger is what Spenser's mother calls her "pet project", but the real name of the project is Operation Hungry Child. For every Spenser book sold, the author's proceeds are donated to the food bank in that city! 

Please take the time to check out SpenserNation at www.spensernation.com

Spenser's America
by Spenser and Mom, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
Simple Fish Publishing, 2011

The newest installment of the Spenser Nation Series celebrates America's natural wonders, monuments, industries, diversity, service and generosity, and care for the environment. Spenser loves being an American!

Available Fall 2011. 

Spenser Goes to El Paso
by Spenser and Mom, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
Simple Fish Publishing, 2010

The fourth book in the series, Spenser visits El Paso, TX, and learns about it's rich history, culture, and geography. Spenser and Mom help the West Texas Food Bank distribute food to people in need, and Spenser visits Mexico! I grew up in El Paso until I was 11, and my grandparents live there still, so this was a special book for me. 



Spenser's Savannah
by Spenser and Mom, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
Simple Fish Publishing, 2010

The third book in the series, Spenser tells all about his hometown, Savannah, GA.  He also learns about it's history, geography, and culture, as well as the Kid's Cafe program that feeds and cares for children after school. Savannah is one of my favorite places, so this was a treat to illustrate!

Spenser Goes to St. Louis
by Spenser and Mom, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
Simple Fish Publishing, 2009

The second book in the series, Spenser visits St. Louis, MO. He learns about its history, geography, and culture, as well as the Scouting for Food program that works hand in hand with the St. Louis fire department to collect over 2,000,000 pounds of food each year for those in need. Illustrating Clydesdales, butterflies, eagles, and a big baseball stadium were the fun part for me.   

Spenser Goes to Portland
by Spenser and Mom, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
Simple Fish Publishing, 2008

Roses, waterfalls, and dramatic mountain peaks are the images of Spenser Goes to Portland.  Our first book released in the series, Spenser visits Porltand, OR, learning about its history, geography, culture, and volunteers his time a the Oregon Food Bank!

Spenser's Little Friends Series
by Spenser and Mom, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
Simple Fish Publishing

For each of the larger Spenser Books, we now have a small, Easy Reader book for preschool aged children. With brightly colored illustrations and simple text, these cute little books teach vocabulary as Spenser tells about the places and things he loves most! The series includes:

Spenser Loves America, Spenser Loves Portland, Spenser Loves St. Louis, Spenser Loves Savannah, and Spenser Loves El Paso

 Scampering Through Savannah
by Renee and Mac Newell, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
OnWords Publishing, 2006

Exploring historic Savannah, GA with two rascally raccoons is the object of this little book that I had the opportunity to illustrate in my final year of grad school at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Showing off all the best tourist spots in the city, the book has been quite a hit with travelers and locals alike. It can be found in many shops and bookstores throughout Savannah, and was even named the Savannah Books-A-Million's book of the month.  

The Quest for Eloshidii
by Connie Martin, Illustrated by Amie Jacobsen
Graphite Publishers and Distribution, 2004

T
his was my first children's book project, and the beginning of my illustration career. 

A young princess, Karena, leaves the comfort of her father's kingdom to learn what truly makes a person great and noble. She must solve a riddle that sends her on four adventures, and find her lost brother along the way, in order to earn her crown


All images contained in this site are copyrighted to Amie Jacobsen. All rights reserved. 

Contact Amie Jacobsen at amiejacobsen@gmail.com