Lee Sullivan Hill

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General Information

Name: Lee Sullivan Hill

Pen Name: None

Born: 1958, in Hartford, Connecticut

Website: www.scbwi-illinois.org/Hill.html

Email: hummingrk@aol.com

Illinois Connection

Hill lives in Clarendon Hills, Illinois - a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hill grew up in Massachusetts. In college she majored in engineering, worked as a land surveyor, and interned at a steel mill. After graduation she pursued a career in construction management. Ms. Hill's first book, Bridges Connect, grew out of her fascination with structures. She has published eighteen books on topics such as towers, dams, libraries, tunnels, and monuments.

Published Works

  • Bridges Connect: A Building Block Book, Lerner Publishing Group, 1996
  • Canals Are Water Roads, Carolrhoda, 1997
  • Roads Take Us Home, Lerner Publishing Group, 1997
  • Towers Reach High , Lerner Publishing Group, 1997
  • Dams Give Us Power, Lerner Publishing Group, 1997
  • Farms Feed the World, Lerner Publishing Group, 1997
  • Parks Are to Share, Carolrhoda, 1997
  • Libraries Take Us Far, Carolrhoda, 1998
  • Schools Help Us Learn, Carolrhoda, 1998
  • Get Around in the Country, Lerner Publishing Group, 1998
  • Get Around in the City, Lerner Publishing Group, 1999
  • Get Around for Fun, Lerner Publishing Group, 1999
  • Get Around With Cargo, Lerner Publishing Group, 1999
  • Get Around in Air and Space, Lerner Publishing Group, 1999
  • Get Around on Water, Lerner Publishing Group, 1999
  • Monuments Help Us Remember, Carolrhoda, 2000
  • Tunnels Go Underground, Carolrhoda, 2000
  • Homes Keep Us Warm, Carolrhoda, 2001
  • Earthmovers (Pull Ahead Transportation) Lerner Publications, 2002
  • Trains, Lerner Publications, 2002
  • Motorcycles, Lerner Publications, 2004
  • Jets, First Avenue Editions, 2004
  • The Flyer Flew!: The Invention Of The Airplane, First Avenue Editions, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Bridges Connect: A Building Block Book (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575050218
Release Date: 1996-12

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Canals Are Water Roads (Building Blocks)

ISBN: 1575050242
Release Date: 1997-01

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Roads Take Us Home (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575050226
Release Date: 1997-05-01

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Towers Reach High (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575050366
Release Date: 1996-11

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Dams Give Us Power (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575050234
Release Date: 1997-05

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Parks Are to Share (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575050684
Release Date: 1997-12

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Libraries Take Us Far (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575050722
Release Date: 1998-03

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Schools Help Us Learn (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575050927
Release Date: 1998-03-01

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In the Country (Get Around)

ISBN: 157505308X
Release Date: 1999-08

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With Cargo (Get Around)

ISBN: 157505311X
Release Date: 1999-09-01

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On Water (Get Around)

ISBN: 1575053098
Release Date: 1999-09

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Monuments Help Us Remember (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575054752
Release Date: 2000-09

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Tunnels Go Underground (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575054299
Release Date: 2000-09

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Homes Keep Us Warm (Building Block Books)

ISBN: 1575054302
Release Date: 2000-09

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Earthmovers (Pull Ahead Books) (Pull Ahead Transportation)

ISBN: 0822506033
Release Date: 2003-01-01

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Trains (Pull Ahead Books)

ISBN: 0822506920
Release Date: 2003-01-01

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Motorcycles (Pull Ahead Books (Hardcover))

ISBN: 0822506955
Release Date: 2004-03-01

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The Flyer Flew!: The Invention of the Airplane (On My Own Science)

ISBN: 1575058553
Release Date: 2006-11-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Author Visit Topics

Engineering Fun - (grades K-6) Hill guides students through a design-build process using graph paper, pencils, and wooden blocks. Young engineers practice teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and math skills in this hands-on workshop.

Creation of a Picture Book - (grade 1 through adult) Hill demonstrates each step in the creation of a picture book, from its start in a journal, through the many drafts, to a bound book. A question and answer session completes this author visit.

Journal Writing - (grade 3 through adult) Hill shares techniques that foster creativity and develop connections between the mind and the written word. Each student receives a mini-spiral notebook to practice the daily mental workout of journal keeping.

Creative Writing - (grades K through 8) Hill teaches strategies that help students develop ideas, organize stories, and edit work. Kindergarten students brainstorm for ideas. Primary graders find new ways to sequence ideas. Fourth and fifth graders wrestle with active verbs. Middle school students unearth details to enrich their work.

External Links

Lee Sullivan Hill on WorldCat

Lee Sullivan Hill on Amazon


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