Books by Susan Lendroth

NATSUMI! by Susan Lendroth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"Lendroth brings the right ingredients, offering a tale that challenges gender stereotypes and showcases an intergenerational bond, but overall, it's a disappointing execution to a promising start. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An exuberant young girl finds her match in taiko drumming. Read full book review >
HEY-HO, TO MARS WE'LL GO! by Susan Lendroth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An amusing sing-along read-aloud to introduce space exploration and astronautics. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A first-person journey to Mars, to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," with additional space exploration facts. Read full book review >
OLD MANHATTAN HAS SOME FARMS by Susan Lendroth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Little ones will sing along and get their own gardens growing. (afterword, resources, music) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Old MacDonald would be greatly surprised to find that although his cows and pigs and sheep might need a rural setting, cities are just fine for growing lots of healthy crops. Read full book review >
CALICO DORSEY by Susan Lendroth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"An author's note provides a photo of Dorsey with his mail pouches and good historical information, including the fact that Nellie is fictional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Set in the silver-mining camps of California's Mojave Desert in 1885, this is the semi-factual story of Dorsey, a remarkable Border collie who carried the United States mail between Bismarck and Calico. Read full book review >
OCEAN WIDE, OCEAN DEEP by Susan Lendroth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A four-word glossary—China trade, chops, teak and willowware—calls attention to itself with its brevity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A gently rocking rhymed text takes the voice of a girl who misses her father. Read full book review >
WHY EXPLORE? by Susan Lendroth
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A good choice if a broad focus is the goal. (Picture book. 4-10)"
What has compelled humans to explore the universe, what sacrifices have they made to do it and what kinds of things have they found? Read full book review >