Suzanne Slade

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Name: Suzanne Slade

Pen Name: None

Born: 1964 in Harvey, Illinois

Website: www.suzanneslade.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanne.b.slade

Email: Contact the author through her website


Illinois Connection

Slade was born in Harvey, Illinois and currently lives in Libertyville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Suzanne Slade is the author of more than 100 books for children. Her works include picture books, biographies, as well as many non-fiction titles about animals, sports, and nature. One of her favorite parts of the writing process is researching and learning new things.

Published Works

Picture Books:

  • Animals Are Sleeping, Sylvan Dell, 2008
  • What's New at the Zoo? An Animal Adding Adventure, Sylvan Dell, 2009
  • What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story, Sylvan Dell, 2010
  • Climbing Lincoln's Steps: The African American Journey, Whitman, 2010
  • Multiply on the Fly, Sylvan Dell, 2011
  • The Great Divide, Sylvan Dell, 2012
  • The House That George Built, Charlesbridge, 2012
  • With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School, Whitman, 2014
  • Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass, Charlesbridge, 2014
  • The Soda Bottle School, Tilbury House, 2014
  • The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford, Charlesbridge, 2015
  • The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue, Calkins Creek, 2016
  • Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story, Sleeping Bear Press, 2017


For Teens:

  • Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Scarecrow Press, 2007 - Revised 2012


Wile E. Coyote, Physical Science Genius: Series

  • Zap!: Wile E. Coyote Experiments with Energy, Capstone Press, 2014
  • Splat!: Wile E. Coyote Experiments with States of Matter, Capstone Press, 2014


SI Kids Guides Books:

  • The Kid's Guide to Money in Sports, Capstone Press, 2014


The Science of Speed:

  • The Science of Bicycle Racing, Capstone Press, 2014


Food Chain Reactions Series:

  • What if There Were No Bees?, Picture Window Books, 2010
  • What If There Were No Sea Otters?, Picture Window Books, 2010
  • What If There Were No Gray Wolves?, Picture Window Books, 2010
  • What If There Were No Lemmings?, Picture Window Books, 2010


Follow It Series:

  • A Raindrop's Journey, Picture Window Books, 2011
  • A Monarch Butterfly's Journey, Picture Window Books, 2011
  • A Plastic Bottle's Journey, Picture Window Books, 2011
  • A Bill's Journey into Law, Picture Window Books, 2011
  • A Dollar Bill's Journey, Picture Window Books, 2011


Amazing Science: Life Cycles Series:

  • From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Following the Life Cycle, Picture Window Books, 2008
  • From Egg to Snake, Picture Window Books, 2009
  • From Tadpole to Frog, Picture Window Books, 2008
  • From Seed to Apple Tree, Picture Window Books, 2009
  • From Pup to Rat, Picture Window Books, 2009
  • From Seed to Pine Tree, Picture Window Books, 2009
  • From Puppy to Dog, Picture Window Books, 2008


Biographies Series:

  • Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality, Picture Window Books, 2007
  • Frederick Douglass: Writer, Speaker, and Opponent of Slavery, Picture Window Books, 2007
  • Sojourner Truth: Preacher for Freedom and Equality, Picture Window Books, 2007
  • Albert Einstein: Scientist and Genius, Picture Window Books, 2007
  • Jackie Robinson: Hero and Athlete, Picture Window, 2008
  • Cesar Chavez: Champion and Voice of Farmworkers, Picture Window Books, 2007
  • Martha Washington: First Lady of the United States, Picture Window Books, 2007
  • Booker T. Washington: Teacher, Speaker, and Leader, Picture Window Books, 2008


Food Chains Series:

  • What Eats What in a Desert Food Chain, Picture Window Books, 2012
  • What Eats What in an Ocean Food Chain, Picture Window Books, 2012


Under the Microscope: Backyard Bugs Series:

  • Butterflies, PowerKids, 2007
  • Bees, PowerKids, 2007
  • Ladybugs, PowerKids, 2007
  • Grasshoppers, PowerKids, 2007
  • Dragonflies, PowerKids, 2007
  • Ants, PowerKids, 2007


The Science of Sports

  • Basketball: How It Works, Capstone Press, 2010


Headline Science:

  • Feel the G's: The Science of Gravity and G-Forces, Compass Point Books, 2009


Girls Science Club

  • Cool Physics Activities for Girls, Capstone Press, 2012


For Fun! Sports

  • Fencing for Fun!, Compass Point Books, 2008


Astronomy Now!

  • A Look at Jupiter, PowerKids Press, 2007
  • A Look at Uranus, PowerKids Press, 2007
  • A Look at Neptune, PowerKids Press, 2007
  • A Look at Saturn, PowerKids Press, 2007


20 Questions: Science

  • What Do You Know about Animal Adaptations?, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • What Do You Know About World Habitats?, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • What Do You Know about Life Cycles?, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • What Do You Know About Plant Life?, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • What Do You Know About Food Chains and Food Webs?, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • What Do You Know About Fossils?, PowerKids Press, 2008


Scales and Tales

  • Meet the Peacock, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • Meet the Bearded Dragon, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • Meet the Beaver, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • Meet the Crocodile, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • Meet the Ring-Tailed Lemur, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • Meet the Iguana, PowerKids Press, 2008


Cycles in Nature

  • Water on the Move, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • The Rock Cycle, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • The Phases of the Moon, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • The Nitrogen Cycle, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • The Carbon Cycle, PowerKids Press, 2008
  • The Four Seasons, PowerKids Press, 2008


Adventures Outdoors

  • Let's Go Camping, PowerKids Press, 2007
  • Let's Go Canoeing and Kayaking, PowerKids Press, 2007
  • Let's Go Fishing, PowerKids, 2007
  • Let's Go Hiking, PowerKids, 2007
  • Let's Go Snowboarding, PowerKids, 2007
  • Let's Go Hunting, PowerKids, 2007


Amazing Science: Animal Classification

  • Fish: Finned and Gilled Animals, Picture Window Books, 2009
  • Insects: Six-Legged Animals, Picture Window Books, 2009
  • Birds: Winged and Feathered Animals, Picture Window Brooks, 2009


Protecting the Planet

  • What Can We Do About the Energy Crisis?, PowerKids, 2009
  • What Can We Do About Pollution?, PowerKids, 2009
  • What Can We Do About Endangered Animals?, PowerKids, 2009


Physical Services

  • Elements in Living Organisms, Rosen, 2007
  • Elements and the Periodic Table, Rosen, 2007
  • Looking at Atoms and Molecules, Rosen, 2007
  • The Structure of Atoms, Rosen, 2007
  • Atoms and Chemical Reactions, Rosen, 2006
  • States of Matter, Rosen, 2006


Titles at Your Library

What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story

ISBN: 1607180812
Release Date: 2010-03-10

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Climbing Lincoln's Steps: The African American Journey

ISBN: 0807512044
Release Date: 2010-09-01

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Multiply on the Fly

ISBN: 1607181282
Release Date: 2011-08-10

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The Great Divide

ISBN: 1607185210
Release Date: 2012-02-10

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The House That George Built

ISBN: 1580892620
Release Date: 2012-07-01

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With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School

ISBN: 0807508977
Release Date: 2014-09-01

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The Soda Bottle School: A True Story of Recycling, Teamwork, and One Crazy Idea

ISBN: 0884483711
Release Date: 2014-05-01

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The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

ISBN: 1580896677
Release Date: 2015-09-08

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The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

ISBN: 1629790990
Release Date: 2016-09-13

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Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

ISBN: 1585369861
Release Date: 2017-03-15

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Zap!: Wile E. Coyote Experiments with Energy (Wile E. Coyote, Physical Science Genius)

ISBN: 1476552142
Release Date: 2014-01-01

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Splat!: Wile E. Coyote Experiments with States of Matter (Wile E. Coyote, Physical Science Genius)

ISBN: 1476552150
Release Date: 2014-01-01

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The Science of Bicycle Racing (The Science of Speed)

ISBN: 1476551928
Release Date: 2014-02-01

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What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions)

ISBN: 140486394X
Release Date: 2010-08-01

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What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions)

ISBN: 1404863974
Release Date: 2010-08-01

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What If There Were No Gray Wolves?: A Book About the Temperate Forest Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions)

ISBN: 1404863958
Release Date: 2010-08-01

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What If There Were No Lemmings?: A Book About the Tundra Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions)

ISBN: 1404863966
Release Date: 2010-08-01

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A Raindrop's Journey (Follow It!)

ISBN: 1404867120
Release Date: 2011-02-01

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A Monarch Butterfly's Journey (Follow It!)

ISBN: 1404870296
Release Date: 2011-08-01

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A Plastic Bottle's Journey (Follow It!)

ISBN: 1404867112
Release Date: 2011-02-01

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A Bill's Journey into Law (Follow It!)

ISBN: 140487027X
Release Date: 2011-08-01

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A Dollar Bill's Journey (Follow It!)

ISBN: 1404867090
Release Date: 2011-02-01

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Following the Life Cycle (Amazing Science: Life Cycles)

ISBN: 1404849165
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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From Egg to Snake: Following the Life Cycle (Amazing Science: Life Cycles)

ISBN: 1404851534
Release Date: 2009-01-01

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From Tadpole to Frog: Following the Life Cycle (Amazing Science: Life Cycles)

ISBN: 140484922X
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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From Pup to Rat: Following the Life Cycle (Amazing Science: Life Cycles)

ISBN: 1404851569
Release Date: 2009-01-01

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From Puppy to Dog: Following the Life Cycle (Amazing Science: Life Cycles)

ISBN: 1404849289
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equalilty (Biographies)

ISBN: 1404831045
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Sojourner Truth: Preacher for Freedom and Equality (Biographies)

ISBN: 1404837264
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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Albert Einstein: Scientist and Genius (Biographies)

ISBN: 1404837302
Release Date: 2007-07-01

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Cesar Chavez: Champion and Voice of Farmworkers (Biographies)

ISBN: 1404837248
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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Martha Washington: First Lady of the United States (Biographies)

ISBN: 1404837272
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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Booker T. Washington: Teacher, Speaker, and Leader (Biographies)

ISBN: 1404839771
Release Date: 2008-01-01

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What Eats What in an Ocean Food Chain (Food Chains)

ISBN: 1404876960
Release Date: 2012-08-01

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Butterflies (Under the Microscope: Backyard Bugs)

ISBN: 1404238212
Release Date: 2007-08-01

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Bees (Under the Microscope: Backyard Bugs)

ISBN: 1404238220
Release Date: 2007-08-01

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Basketball: How It Works (The Science of Sports) (The Science of Sports (Sports Illustrated for Kids))

ISBN: 1429648732
Release Date: 2010-04-01

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Feel the G's: The Science of Gravity and G-Forces (Headline Science)

ISBN: 0756540526
Release Date: 2009-01-01

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Cool Physics Activities for Girls (Girls Science Club)

ISBN: 1429680229
Release Date: 2012-02-01

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A Look at Uranus (Astronomy Now!)

ISBN: 140423831X
Release Date: 2007-08-01

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A Look at Neptune (Astronomy Now!)

ISBN: 1404238328
Release Date: 2007-08-01

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What Do You Know about World Habitats? (20 Questions: Science)

ISBN: 1404241981
Release Date: 2008-01-01

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What Do You Know about Fossils? (20 Questions: Science)

ISBN: 1404241973
Release Date: 2008-01-01

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Meet the Peacock (Scales and Tails)

ISBN: 1404245030
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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Meet the Bearded Dragon (Scales and Tails)

ISBN: 1404245006
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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Meet the Crocodile (Scales and Tails)

ISBN: 1404245049
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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Meet the Iguana (Scales and Tails)

ISBN: 1404244999
Release Date: 2008-09

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Water on the Move

ISBN: 1435838297
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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The Nitrogen Cycle (Cycles in Nature)

ISBN: 1404234918
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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The Four Seasons

ISBN: 1435838270
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Let's Go Canoeing and Kayaking (Adventures Outdoors)

ISBN: 140423649X
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Let's Go Hiking (Adventures Outdoors)

ISBN: 1404236511
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Let's Go Hunting (Adventures Outdoors)

ISBN: 1404236465
Release Date: 2007-01

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Fish: Finned and Gilled Animals (Amazing Science: Animal Classification)

ISBN: 1404855238
Release Date: 2009-07-01

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Birds: Winged and Feathered Animals (Amazing Science: Animal Classification)

ISBN: 140485522X
Release Date: 2009-07-01

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Elements in Living Organisms (Library of Physical Science)

ISBN: 1404221719
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Elements and the Periodic Table (Library of Physical Science)

ISBN: 1404234187
Release Date: 2006-07-01

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Looking at Atoms and Molecules (Library of Physical Science)

ISBN: 1404221662
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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The Structure of Atoms (Library of Physical Science)

ISBN: 1404221611
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Atoms and Chemical Reactions (The Library of Physical Science)

ISBN: 1404234152
Release Date: 2006-07-01

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States of Matter (Library of Physical Science)

ISBN: 1404221638
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Literary Awards

Susan B. Anthony, Fighter for Freedom and Equality

  • Recommended Titles List, Amelia Bloomer

What if There Were No Sea Otters?

  • 2011 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award

From Seed to Apple Tree

  • 2010 Blueberry Award Winner

The Great Divide

  • Literary Classics Gold Award, 2012

Multiply on the Fly

  • Eureka! Silver Honor Book, 2011
  • 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

What's New at the Zoo?

  • Teachers' Choice Children's Book Award, 2011

Climbing Lincoln's Steps

  • Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2011
  • CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People, 2011
  • Scholastic School Book Fair Selection

The House That George Built

  • Junior Library Guild Selection, 2012
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
  • Children's Book of the Month Selection
  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School

  • Library Media Connection Starred Review

Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass

  • Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
  • CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • Amelia Bloomer Recommended Titles List

The Soda Bottle School

  • Reading is Fundamental Multicultural Booklist Selection, 2015
  • Green Prize, 2015

The Inventor's Secret

  • Outstanding Science Trade Book, NSTA, 2016
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, CBC, 2016
  • Best STEM Book List, NSTA, 2017
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Editors Top 10 Arts Books for Youth List, Booklist
  • Junior Library Guild Selection, 2016
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, CBC, 2017
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • Eureka! Gold Award, California Reading Association
  • Paterson Prize for Books for Young People - K - Grade 3, 2017

Out of School and Into Nature

  • Starred Review, Kirkus

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Slade enjoys visiting grade schools and giving her engaging, hands-on presentations. Please visit her website at www.suzanneslade.com to see more details about her programs.

To learn about Ms. Slade's virtual visits via Skype, see skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/page/Suzanne+Slade

External Links

Suzanne Slade on WorldCat

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