Susan Hood

Susan Hood​is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for ages 1-​14​, including picture books, poetry, beginning readers​, middle grade, ​ and works of non-fiction. As a former editor with Sesame Street, Nick Jr. and Scholastic, ​Susan LOVES speaking to kids ages Pre-K to Grade 8.

LIFEBOAT 12 was named a 2019 ALSC Notable Book and a 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year and won the 2019 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for middle grade fiction. Now in its fifth printing, it is nominated for state awards in Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

ADA’S VIOLIN was awarded the 2017 E.B. White Honor Award, the 2017 Christopher Medal, the 2017 Américas Award, ​ and ​the 2017 Bank Street Flora Steiglitz Straus Award given to a “distinguished work of nonfiction that serves as an inspiration for young people.” 

For Susan, the best school visits are interactive with lots of student participation. She is happy to tailor her presentations to meet your needs and can speak to small groups in the library or whole-school assemblies in the gym.

For additional information, visit Download her School Visit brochure, complete with additional testimonials, on her home page.