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Susan Hood


Susan Hood

Susan Hood is the former children's content director of Nick Jr. magazine and has worked as a children's book editor. She is the author of more than 200 books for children. She lives with her family in Southport, CT. You can visit her online at

Susan Hood

Books by Susan Hood

Written by Susan Hood with illustrations by Arree Chung - Careers, Children's, Children's 4-8, Science

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.

Written by Susan Hood with illustrations by Sally Wern Comport - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Music

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.

Written by Susan Hood, Illustrated by Jed Henry - Fiction, Holiday, Juvenile Fiction

In this charmingly spooky story by Susan Hood, little trick-or-treaters learn just what to say in every Halloween situation. From rattling bones to ghostly footsteps, Susan captures all the best scares of the season --- and teaches just the right way to dispel fears in favor of fun. Jed Henry's lustrous watercolors add the perfect crisp chill to this fall-weather story.