Books by Susan Hood

MISSION: BACK TO SCHOOL by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016

"Hood and Lundquist? Mission accomplished. And grown-ups with fledgling spies? Add some secret-agent supplies to your shopping lists. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a clever take on the back-to-school theme, Hood presents the first day of school as a secret agent's mission, with steps to complete. Read full book review >
ADA'S VIOLIN by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Pair with the suggested video links to experience the music of a remarkable, resilient cultural community. (author's note, websites, videos, quotation sources, photographs) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Hood presents the story of a Paraguayan youth orchestra whose instruments are fashioned from garbage collected in the local landfill. Read full book review >
LEAPS AND BOUNCE by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"The life cycle of a frog becomes a joyful, energetic celebration of growing up. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Changes are happening underwater—look closely and watch the fun as a clutch of eggs turns into leaping, bouncing frogs. Read full book review >
MISSION: NEW BABY by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"It's amusing, but it doesn't accomplish the ongoing mission: #weneeddiversefamilybooks. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A melding of quasi-military and spy jargon delivers a tongue-in-cheek instruction manual for new big brothers and sisters. Read full book review >
TICKLY TOES by Susan Hood
by Susan Hood, illustrated by Barroux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lovely addition to the bedtime storybook shelf. (Board book. 1-4)"
Every milestone in a baby's life calls for celebration. Read full book review >
ROOTING FOR YOU by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 11, 2014

"As sweet and benign as a summer daisy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A flower-to-be, looking like a green pea and behaving just like a human preschooler, voices its fears about its inevitable transformation. Read full book review >
SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER by Susan Hood
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Hood and Sweet succeed admirably in creating a new twist on an identity story while cleverly introducing Spanish words and exotic creatures. (endnote, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Spike, a tiny axolatl salamander, practices being the monster he believes he is, the other animals call him cute and funny because he is small. Will Spike show his true nature? Read full book review >
THE TOOTH MOUSE by Susan Hood
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"With a nod to classic titles of years past, this provides a fresh, modern take on an itty-bitty heroine's achievement of her seemingly impossible goal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this beautifully executed title with a fairy-tale feel, an irrepressible mouseling named Sophie is determined to prove she should become the next Tooth Mouse. Read full book review >
JUST SAY BOO! by Susan Hood
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This wholesome, well-intentioned effort may result in an enthusiastic response even if the plot is a bit thin and the pictures fail to truly inspire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhyming call-and-response text propels this light trick-or-treating adventure to its pleasant end, where even the youngest child learns how to say "boo!" Read full book review >