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Susan Hood

Susan Hood

  • 5 stars across 24 books
Susan Hood has written more than 200 picture books. She has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and her book Spike, The Mixed-Up Monster won the 2013 International Latino Award and was selected for the Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended List. The Tooth Mouse was named a 2013 Best Book of the Year by Bank Street and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Prior to becoming an author, Susan was a children's magazine editor at Scholastic and Instructor Magazine, a book editor at Sesame Workshop, and the Children's Content Director of Nick Jr. Magazine. Ada's Violin is her latest nonfiction picture book and Lifeboat 12 is her first novel in verse. Visit her at SusanHoodBooks.com/Home.
1st March 2017

The Fix-it Man

It's handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. A young girl believes her father is the king of fixing things... MoreThe Fix-it Man

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6th July 2017

Double Take! A New Look at Opposites

When it comes to opposites, it's all a matter of perspective! Lively text and fun retro art engage kids in the fine... MoreDouble Take! A New Look at Opposites

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8th February 2018

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

A stellar ensemble of picture book creators—all women—join together to celebrate a sampling of history’s young female re... MoreShaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

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19th September 2019

Lifeboat 12

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the thin... MoreLifeboat 12

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29th April 2021

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics

"Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this book will plant the seeds of environmental activism in young readers." —Kirkus (... MoreThe Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics

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30th April 2000

Let's Jump in!

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Bad Hair Day

Finn wants to be cool. But what can he do about his wild, frizzy hair? The other children tease him and call him names. ... MoreBad Hair Day

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15th March 2016

Leaps and Bounce

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