Books by Susanna Isern

DANIELA THE PIRATE by Susanna Isern
by Susanna Isern, illustrated by Gómez, translated by Ben Dawlatly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Readers will enjoy spotting a pile of books, a basketball, and a skateboard among Daniela's personal cargo as they go adventuring with her and her scurvy crew. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid redhead à la Pippi Longstocking sails the seven seas tracking down the most feared pirate ship in all the world—the Black Croc. Read full book review >
QUEEN PANDA CAN'T SLEEP by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A charming, sensible tale for audiences young and old. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Queen Panda has been awake for days, and her exhausted subjects are desperate to find a way to make their grouchy monarch fall asleep. Read full book review >
DORMOUSE AND HIS SEVEN BEDS by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Engaging illustrations embellish a somewhat odd tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Why does Dormouse keep showing up—asleep—in other animals' homes, and how will the dilemma be solved? Read full book review >
BEAR HUG by Susanna Isern
by Susanna Isern, illustrated by Betania Zacarias, translated by Ben Dawlatly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"While the book may have had good intentions, its errors make it one to skip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Protagonist Natuk rescues an abandoned bear cub. Read full book review >
MIDDLE BEAR by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A neatly pitched lesson for the middle child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little bear discovers the benefits of being the middle one when his medium size works to his advantage. Read full book review >
THE MUSIC OF THE SEA by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Lovely, lyrical text combines skillfully with dreamlike illustrations to create soothing music—with just one off-key note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture book translated from the Spanish, a young girl interacts with the music made by the ocean next to her seaside village. Read full book review >
THE LONELY MAILMAN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A loving tribute to problem-solvers, quarrel menders, and peacemakers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A solitary mail carrier brings more than just letters to a forest community. Read full book review >
BOGO, THE FOX WHO WANTED EVERYTHING by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An entertaining story with whimsical illustrations and lots of heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bogo fails in his attempts at zany self-improvement inventions but eventually realizes the power of his innate gifts. Read full book review >
RACCOON WANTS TO BE FIRST by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A sweet, feel-good tale with a satisfying conclusion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A Spanish import delivers a lesson on boastfulness. Read full book review >
THE WINTER TRAIN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A pleasing import, available in both English and its original Spanish. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Squirrel is left behind on the animals' annual journey south, they return to collect him and then must work together to make a passage through the snow. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC BALL OF WOOL by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Friendship, crafting and a touch of magic all in one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Knitting needles create a world of delight for small forest animals and a means of rescue for a blue whale in this Spanish import. Read full book review >