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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lee Sullivan Hill  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1958, in Hartford, Connecticut


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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


Selected Titles At Your Library

Bridges connect /
ISBN: 1575050218. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1997.

Introduces different kinds of bridges, their materials, construction, and maintenance.

Canals are water roads /
ISBN: 1575050242. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1997.

Describes different canals and explains their usefulness.

Roads take us home /
ISBN: 1575050226. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1997.

An introduction to the variety and beauty of American roads, past and present.

Towers reach high /
ISBN: 1575050366. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1997.

An introduction to the variety and beauty of towers, including the purposes they serve.

Dams give us power /
ISBN: 1575050234. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1997.

Introduces readers to dams, their purposes, and how they may be built.

Farms feed the world /
ISBN: 1575050757. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis, MN :. ©1997.

A simple introduction to the beauty and variety of farms from a wheat field in Montana to the harvesting of seaweed from the ocean.

Parks are to share /
ISBN: 1575050684. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1997.

Explains what a park is, how and why parks are built or preserved, and why parks are important to us, using examples of different kinds of parks from around the country.

Libraries take us far /
ISBN: 1575050722. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1998.

Surveys all kinds of libraries, from a monastery library full of handmade books to a school media center to a bookmobile.

Schools help us learn /
ISBN: 1575050927. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©1998.

Introduces various kinds of schools, their size and location, whether attended by children or adults, and the kinds of learning provided in each.

Get around in the country /
ISBN: 157505308X. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©1999.

Introduces some different modes of transportation used in rural areas, including cars, trucks, bicycles, sleds, ferry boats, and even walking.

Get around in the city /
ISBN: 1575053071. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©1999.

An introduction to some of the different ways people get around in cities, from walking and biking to ferry boats and skates.

Get around for fun /
ISBN: 1575053128. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis, Minn :. ©1999.

Describes how people choose different ways to use transportation for fun, depending on setting, circumstances, and personal preference.

Get around with cargo /
ISBN: 157505311X. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis, Minn :. 1999.

Briefly describes some of the methods used to move goods from one place to another, including pack animals, barges and other boats, trains, and trucks.

Get around in air and space /
ISBN: 1575053101. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©2000.

Explains why people travel in air and space and introduces the various forms of transportation used.

Get around on water /
ISBN: 1575053098. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©2000.

Describes many of the ways people move themselves and goods around on rivers, lakes, canals, and oceans.

Monuments help us remember /
ISBN: 1575054752. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©2001.

Describes different kinds of monuments from around the world while also explaining how and why they were built, how they are preserved, and their importance to one's memory.

Tunnels go underground /
ISBN: 1575054299. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. 2001.

Describes different kinds of tunnels, how they are built, and what they are used for.

Homes keep us warm /
ISBN: 1575054302. OCLC Number:

Carolrhoda Books,. Minneapolis :. ©2001.

A simple introduction to the variety and beauty of homes around the world.

Earthmovers /
ISBN: 0822506033. OCLC Number:

Lerner,. Minneapolis :. ©2003.

Introduces the parts and functions of different kinds of earthmoving machinery.

Trains /
ISBN: 0822506920. OCLC Number:

Lerner Publications,. Minneapolis :. ©2003.

Describes the different cars that make up a train, including those for different kinds of freight and those used by passengers, and explains how trains change directions.

Motorcycles /
ISBN: 0822506955. OCLC Number:

Lerner Publications Co.,. Minneapolis :. ©2004.

Introduces the parts and functions of different kinds of motorcycles.

Jets /
ISBN: 0822523833. OCLC Number:

Lerner Publications Co.,. Minneapolis :. ©2005.

Introduces jet planes, how they work, and for what purposes they are used.

The Flyer flew! :
ISBN: 1575058553. OCLC Number:

Millbrook Press,. Minneapolis, MN :. ©2006.

Learn about the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane.


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Speaking Engagements

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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.