Susan Hood is Coming!

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We have an author coming to Wells Road School! Find out about Susan Hood and the books she writes for kids so that we can give her a good welcome!

Lifeboat 12

On September 4, Susan Hood's latest book, Lifeboat 12, was published, and fifth graders at our school are already reading it! The story is about a group of children who were stranded at sea during World War II. Ms. Hood did a lot of research about this historical event before she ever began writing the book. What questions can you think of about it?


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Shaking Things Up

Can one girl change the world? You bet she can! In this amazing picture book biography, Susan Hood tells us the story of 14 young women who were trail blazers. Their lives made a difference, and their stories are illustrated by 14 different women artists! This book blends poetry, art and facts in a way that will delight and inspire you.


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Ada's Violin

Wow! Susan Hood is the author of this Nutmeg Nominee, Ada's Violin! The book is about a village in Paraguay built on a dump. The people there are very poor and earn money by sorting through the trash for bits and pieces they can sell. When the children get a chance to learn music, they are excited, but there is no money for instruments. A violin costs as much as a house in their village! That doesn't stop them, and Ada and her sister become part of a very special and one-of-a-kind children's orchestra.


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Spike, the Mixed Up Monster

Spike was an axolotl who looks pretty scary. He wanted to be a monster, so he practiced his monster moves, but his friends just laughed at him. No one was scared. One day a real monster came to his pond, and all of his friends ran away. Spike finally got a chance to be scary, so he used his best monster moves on the newcomer. What do you think happened?


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About the Author

Susan Hood is from Connecticut and met Mrs. Smith at a bookstore this summer. She is coming to Granby to meet all of the students at Kelly Lane and Wells Road Schools. She will do presentations, answer questions, sign books, and help us to understand how she learns what she needs to know so that she can write wonderful books for kids. So far, she has written more than 25 books! Check out her webpage about herself for some fun facts about Susan and lots of information about her books.


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