Susan Hood is Coming!
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Let's Get Ready
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?
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.
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.
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?