Results for: susan hood

Below is a list of 17 the books by this author.

Book cover of ADA'S VIOLIN
ADA'S VIOLIN
By: susan hood | Published: May 2016

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an...

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.

Theme: Environmental Issues, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781481430951
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of ALIAS ANNA
ALIAS ANNA
By: susan hood | Published: March 2022

The moving true story of how young Ukrainian Jewish piano prodigies Zhanna (alias "Anna") and her sister Frina outplayed their pursuers while hiding...

The moving true story of how young Ukrainian Jewish piano prodigies Zhanna (alias "Anna") and her sister Frina outplayed their pursuers while hiding in plain sight during the Holocaust. A middle grade nonfiction novel-in-verse by award-winning author Susan Hood with Greg Dawson (Zhanna's son). She wouldn't be Zhanna. She'd use an alias. A for Anna. A for alive. When the Germans invade Ukraine, Zhanna, a young Jewish girl, must leave behind her friends, her freedom, and her promising musical future at the world's top conservatory. With no time to say goodbye, Zhanna, her sister Frina, and their entire family are removed from their home by the Nazis and forced on a long, cold, death march. When a guard turns a blind eye, Zhanna flees with nothing more than her musical talent, her beloved sheet music, and her father's final plea: "I don't care what you do. Just live." This incredible true story in-verse about sisterhood, survival, and music is perfect for fans of Lifeboat 12, Inside Out and Back Again, and Alan Gratz. Includes extensive back matter with original letters and photographs, additional information, and materials for further reading.

Theme: Written in Verse, War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780063083899
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - History
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$21.00
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Book cover of DOUBLE TAKE - A NEW LOOK AT OPPOSITES
DOUBLE TAKE - A NEW LOOK AT OPPOSITES
By: susan hood | Published: June 2017

When it comes to opposites, it’s all a matter of perspective! Lively text and fun retro art engage kids in the finer points of a favorite...

When it comes to opposites, it’s all a matter of perspective! Lively text and fun retro art engage kids in the finer points of a favorite concept. Do you know opposites, yes or no? On. Off. Asleep. Awake. Opposites are a piece of cake . . . right? Not so fast! Time for a quick double take. Who knows what’s BIG unless there is SMALL? Does SHORT mean a thing except next to TALL? What is ABOVE and what is BELOW? The answer depends on who wants to know! Writer Susan Hood and illustrator Jay Fleck lead us on a topsy-turvy fun-house journey into the concept of opposites and takes it to the next level — with detours into relative terms and points of view (and a dollop of yin and yang for good measure).

  • ISBN
    9780763672911
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Concepts
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$23.00
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Book cover of FIX-IT MAN
FIX-IT MAN
By: susan hood | Published: November 2016

Meet Joshua James, the fix-it man. If he can’t fix it, no one can! When a stinky problem arises, Joshua James takes matters into his own hands...

Meet Joshua James, the fix-it man. If he can’t fix it, no one can! When a stinky problem arises, Joshua James takes matters into his own hands with a little help from his younger sister, Sophie. This playful read-aloud story with catchy text and imaginative illustrations is sure to inspire young inventors everywhere.

  • ISBN
    9780062370853
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of LAST STRAW - KIDS VS PLASTICS
LAST STRAW - KIDS VS PLASTICS
By: susan hood | Published: February 2021

From our phones and computers to our toys and utensils, plastic is everywhere. But the amount of plastic we throw away is hurting the health of our...

From our phones and computers to our toys and utensils, plastic is everywhere. But the amount of plastic we throw away is hurting the health of our planet. With The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, readers will be fascinated as they learn about the growing plastic problem and meet just a few of the young activists who are standing up and speaking out for change. This collection of brilliant, lyrical nonfiction poems by award-winning author Susan Hood highlights the threat of plastic and the kids who are fighting for change to save our planet. Includes extensive backmatter with a timeline, author's note, further resources, and more.

Theme: Environmental Issues

  • ISBN
    9780062981394
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - Earth, Ecology & Ecosystems
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$23.99
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Book cover of LIFEBOAT 12
LIFEBOAT 12
By: susan hood | Published: September 2018

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter...

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus “Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks.” —Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner “Lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny. A richly detailed account of a little-known event in World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews “Middle grade Titanic fans, here’s your next read.” —BCCB “An edge-of-your seat survival tale.” —School Library Journal (starred review) A Junior Library Guild Selection A 2019 Golden Kite Middle Grade Fiction Award Winner In the tradition of The War That Saved My Life and Stella By Starlight, this poignant novel in verse based on true events tells the story of a boy’s harrowing experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II. With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada. Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger. They’re wrong. Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The Benares is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive? Award-winning author Susan Hood brings this little-known World War II story to life in a riveting novel of courage, hope, and compassion. Based on true events and real people, Lifeboat 12 is about believing in one another, knowing that only by banding together will we have any chance to survive.

Theme: Holocaust

  • ISBN
    9781481468831
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of LIFEBOAT 12
LIFEBOAT 12
By: susan hood | Published: September 2019

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter...

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus “Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks.” —Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner “Lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny. A richly detailed account of a little-known event in World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews “Middle grade Titanic fans, here’s your next read.” —BCCB “An edge-of-your seat survival tale.” —School Library Journal (starred review) A Junior Library Guild Selection A 2019 Golden Kite Middle Grade Fiction Award Winner In the tradition of The War That Saved My Life and Stella By Starlight, this poignant novel in verse based on true events tells the story of a boy’s harrowing experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II. With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada. Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger. They’re wrong. Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The Benares is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive? Award-winning author Susan Hood brings this little-known World War II story to life in a riveting novel of courage, hope, and compassion. Based on true events and real people, Lifeboat 12 is about believing in one another, knowing that only by banding together will we have any chance to survive.

Theme: Holocaust

  • ISBN
    9781481468848
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of LOOK I CAN READ
LOOK I CAN READ
By: susan hood | Published: September 2011

A little girl proudly shows off her reading skills as she spends a day out on the town with her mom. Children are sure to be delighted as they read...

A little girl proudly shows off her reading skills as she spends a day out on the town with her mom. Children are sure to be delighted as they read along with the narrator in ths fun, rhyming, easy-to-read story.

  • ISBN
    9780448419671
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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$4.99
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Book cover of MEET TROUBLE
MEET TROUBLE
By: susan hood | Published: June 2013

A brand-new series for brand-new readers! Introducing a new series for brand-new readers! Each slipcase includes two 16-page paperback books, both...

A brand-new series for brand-new readers! Introducing a new series for brand-new readers! Each slipcase includes two 16-page paperback books, both on an adorable character who will keep appearing in future First Friends titles. These books are not phonics-based, but have only about a sentence per page, and--most importantly--deliver short, funny stories that really make reading fun. Far simpler than Level 1 All Aboard Reading books, far simpler even than Picture Readers, this new series is perfect for very young children who are ready to try their reading wings. He's cute, he's furry, and he's a bundle of trouble! Meet Trouble the kitten as he romps through these two funny and super easy adventures, Looking For Trouble and Double Trouble.

Theme: Level 2 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9780448424552
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of PUP & HOUND LOST & FOUND
PUP & HOUND LOST & FOUND
By: susan hood | Published: February 2006

Theme: Level 1 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9781553378075
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of PUP & HOUND PLAY COPYCATS
PUP & HOUND PLAY COPYCATS
By: susan hood | Published: August 2007

Theme: Level 1 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9781554531455
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of PUP & HOUND SCARE A GHOST
PUP & HOUND SCARE A GHOST
By: susan hood | Published: August 2007

Theme: Level 1 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9781554531431
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of SHAKING THINGS UP
SHAKING THINGS UP
By: susan hood | Published: January 2018

“Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review) “This book has...

“Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review) “This book has definitely made an impact on my life.” —Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You’ll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six year old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create. And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpré, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai—all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources. With artwork by notable artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet. A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year  Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019 Selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019 Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 2018 list of Great Books for Kids

Theme: Social Justice , Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780062699459
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of SHAKING THINGS UP - 14 YOUNG WOMEN WHO
SHAKING THINGS UP - 14 YOUNG WOMEN WHO
By: susan hood | Published: January 2022

"Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own." --Shelf Awareness (starred review) "This book has definitely made an impact on my...

"Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own." --Shelf Awareness (starred review) "This book has definitely made an impact on my life." --Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women--each paired with a noteworthy female artist--to the next generation of activists, trailblazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada's Violin and Lifeboat 12, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You'll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create. And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpré, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai--all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author's note, a timeline, and additional resources. With artwork by award-winning and bestselling artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet. A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019 Selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019 Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library's 2018 list of Great Books for Kids 2020-2021 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee

  • ISBN
    9780062741721
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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$10.99
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Book cover of TITAN & THE WILD BOARS
TITAN & THE WILD BOARS
By: susan hood | Published: May 2019

Don’t miss the breathtaking true story of the international rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand! One...

Don’t miss the breathtaking true story of the international rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand! One afternoon, eleven-year-old Titan, his friends from the Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach rode their bikes to explore local caves. They crawled through the narrow tunnels in the dark to reach the center of the cave. When they turned to go home, heavy rains had flooded the tunnel. They were trapped! With rising waters and monsoon season upon them, time and oxygen were running out. The world watched with bated breath as rescuers from around the globe joined forces to try to free the boys. After eighteen harrowing days, in an unprecedented effort of international teamwork, they were finally saved. Award-winning author Susan Hood and journalist Pathana Sornhiran based this picture book on Sornhiran’s first-hand reporting of the event, and Dow Phumiruk’s beautiful illustrations bring the story to life. The book also includes a timeline and back matter with additional resources.

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9780062907721
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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$21.99
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Book cover of TOOTH MOUSE
TOOTH MOUSE
By: susan hood | Published: August 2012

When Sophie hears the Tooth Mouse announce a competition to name her successor, she decides to prove that she is brave, honest, and wise enough to...

When Sophie hears the Tooth Mouse announce a competition to name her successor, she decides to prove that she is brave, honest, and wise enough to take over this important job.

  • ISBN
    9781554535651
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$18.95
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Book cover of WE ARE 1 - HOW THE WORLD ADDS UP
WE ARE 1 - HOW THE WORLD ADDS UP
By: susan hood | Published: September 2021

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts--and unity and connection are most important of all--in a beautifully illustrated counting book with a...

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts--and unity and connection are most important of all--in a beautifully illustrated counting book with a timely message. One can be one thing all on its own--one star, one stream, one stick, one stone. But those on their toes, those using their smarts, know one can be more than the sum of its parts. Consider the two slices of bread that make up one sandwich, or the three lines of poetry that form one haiku, or even the ten years that form one decade. From one to ten, from sandwiches to centuries, every part is necessary to the whole. In this fascinating concept book, a simple rhyming narration aimed at younger children is complemented by informational panels about subjects like the four compass points, the five acts in Shakespeare, the seven colors of a rainbow, or the nine innings in baseball. Award-winning author Susan Hood and debut children's book illustrator Linda Yan offer a mind-expanding look at early math concepts such as part/whole relationships, fractions, and addition--while underlying themes of cooperation, peace, and kindness make this beautiful volume one to be enjoyed by anyone at any age.

Theme: Math

  • ISBN
    9781536201147
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - Math
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$23.99
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