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Check it out! Suzanne is a featured author of the week on the Girl Scout Studio websitewebsite.
Climbing Lincoln's Steps - The African American Journey - illustrated by Colin Bootman
(Albert Whitman, 2010)
*2011 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
*Winner 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (PreK-3 Category)
*Scholastic School Book Fair Selection
The Lincoln Memorial honors a great man who stepped out for change.
This monument is also the location of many key "steps of change" in America's history:
-- Marian Anderson's concert in 1939
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963
-- Barack Obama, the first African-American president, and his family's special visit in 2009
With striking illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor artist, Colin Bootman,
this book shares significant events in African-American history.
Check out the Book Trailer!
What’s New at the Zoo? An Animal Adding Adventure - illustrated by Joan Waites
*Winner of a 2011 Teachers' Choice Book Award!
This beautiful title helps children practice addition skills as they discover the special names
of many baby animals. (Did you know a baby peacock is called a peachick?)
Get ready for a wild animal adding adventure!
How many will you find at the zoo?
What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story - illustrated by Joan Waites
Celebrate the amazing difference people make for endangered animals
while practicing subtraction in this sequel to the popular title, What's New at the Zoo?
This book features lush, watercolor illustrations of our world's precious animals
along with subtraction problems in each clever rhyming verse.
Learn how you can make a difference in this exciting book!
Multiply on the Fly - illustrated by Erin E. Hunter
*A 2011 California Reading Association Eureka! Silver Honor book
A fun, buggy tale which makes multiplication fun!
The Great Divide - illustrated by Erin E. Hunter
Just like people, animals like to hang out with their friends and family.
Many groups of animals have their own unique names.
For example, did you know group of gorillas is a called a band?
This rhythmic, fun-to-read-aloud book introduces children
to division as they learn about bands, tribes, mobs & more.
Animals are Sleeping - illustrated by Gary Phillips
With its rhythmic text and the rich illustrations,
Animals are Sleeping is the perfect naptime story or bedtime book.
This picture book shares fascinating information, such as location,
position, and duration of sleep of animals in different habitats.
The House That George Built - illustrated by Rebecca Bond
*A Junior Library Guild Selection
Releases from Charlesbridge Publishing, Fall 2012!
Skype School Visit for Grades K - 5
(Cost: $100 for one 30-minute visit, $175 for two 30-minute same day visits, $225 for three 30-minute same day visits)
In her virtual author visit, Ms. Slade will share her author's journey--a story of persistence that began with many rejection letters
(you'll see the stack!), read one of her latest picture books, show how an author's idea becomes a real book with some great visuals,
and a have fun Q & A session where students get all their questions answered!
*An autographed book makes an author visit extra special, that's why I offer schools the opportunity for students to purchase them if you wish.
I provide the order form you send home with students. (Books are priced at a discount, no tax or shipping, AND your school earns 1 free
book for every 15 books students purchase!)
You mail student book forms and a check from your school to me, and I mail the books to you within two days. It's that simple!
If you wish to purchase books elsewhere, I can mail autographed bookplates you can place inside books for no cost.
What Schools are Saying:
"We had a faculty meeting this morning and I can't even begin to
express how impressed our principal was with your event! :)
The kids and teachers are still talking about it.
You've truly encouraged so many children in so many ways!"
—Ms. Tiffany Maronpot, 3rd grade teacher, Stroudsburg Elementary
"My students loved our Skype visit with Suzanne Slade. They thought it was cool to see and talk to someone so far away. The students
were astounded they could see inside her house where she worked. During Ms. Slade's book reading the class was completely engaged,
and they enjoyed walking up to the camera to ask questions for Q & A time. The ability to make a personal connection with someone who
writes books they enjoy was so empowering. Right after our visit one student told me she wanted to write books when she grew up!"
—Ms. Tonya Bontrager, Parkside Elementary School, Media specialist
"Suzanne did an excellent job of discussing being an author at the students' level. She was very engaging and motivating. She gave detailed answers to the students' questions. A large part of
the reason her presentation and the question and answer session was so well received by the
students was because of how personable she was. Suzanne treated the entire class like they
were old friends sitting down to have a conversation about being an author. After the event,
one boy said, 'I can't believe I just talked to a real live author. I still have chills.'"
—Ms. Jamey Stanosz, Portage Community School District, Media Specialist.
"What a fabulous experience for our students! Not only was it a treat to be able to hear you read your book, but they loved writing
and asking their own questions. Definitely a memorable experience for them. Thank you again for your time and I look forward to your new book!" —MaryBeth Collin, 2nd grade, Johnson Elementary
Gorgeous thank you notes from
Mr. Pepitone's third grade class
—Mount Prospect Elementary, NJ
"Dear Mrs. Slade,
Thank you so much for everything you did for our class. You gave us your time and explained how you got your ideas. We also enjoyed seeing your dog. We loved when you read us What's New at the Zoo? That is my favorite book of the year. I hope you can Skype us another time. Your friend, Nayeli"
* * * * * * * * * * * * * Book Trailer Contest Results! * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I'm pleased to announce Ms. Kim Osko from Lily Lake Grade School in Maple Park, IL
is the first place winner of my book trailer contest for What's the Difference?
Kim won 10 autographed books, a live Skype author visit, and a one-year eBook license to
all of Sylvan Dell's great picture book titles! Check out her winning trailer -
Please ask author prior to Skype visit if you wish to tape session
Read-Across-America Day Event!
Thanks to the 80 SCHOOLS
across the country that participated
in my 2012 RAAD event!
I had a great day celebrating reading and chatting with Glendale Primary in Ohio, Mt. Vernon Intermediate School in Texas, Caleb's Creek Elementary in North Carolina, Harrison School in Illinois, Mount Prospect School in New Jersey, Christa McCauliffe Elem. in Florida, Throop School and School 23 in New York, and Laurens-Marathon CSD in Iowa all in one day!