Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Slade is the author of more than 100 books–all nonfiction. A mechanical engineer by degree, she enjoys writing about science topics and fascinating, little-known facts about historical figures. Recent picture books include: The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue (4 Starred Reviews!), Friends for Freedom, With Books and Bricks, and The Inventor’s Secret (an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book), illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt). Coming soon -- Out of School and Into Nature (Sleeping Bear, 2017), Dangerous Jane (Peachtree, 2017), The Daring Dozen (Charlesbridge, 2019) and A Computer Called Katherine (Little Brown, 2019.) Learn more about Suzanne and her books at: www.suzanneslade.com

Book Release: OUT OF SCHOOL AND INTO NATURE (+Book Giveaway!)

Today I’m excited to introduce Anna Comstock, the pioneering scientist featured in my newest book — OUT OF SCHOOL AND INTO NATURE (Illus. by Jessica Lanan.) Anna was an important role model who boldly changed the “rules” of her day by proving that women could be researchers, scientists, and even …

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THE MUSIC IN GEORGE’S HEAD Release! (+ Giveaways)

Big news! My new picture book, THE MUSIC IN GEORGE’S HEAD: GEORGE GERSHWIN CREATES RHAPSODY IN BLUE, releases from Calkins Creek today. George Gershwin’s birthday is also this month (Sept. 26), so I’m glad you stopped by to celebrate this incredible composer/pianist. You can also find out where the idea for this story came from, …

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New Release: Seven and a Half Tons of Steel – Author Interview

Yesterday (August 1) an inspiring picture book released into the world — SEVEN AND A HALF TONS OF STEEL (published by Peachtree Publishers.) This gorgeous book shares the true story of a powerful event in recent history that is filled with hope.  To celebrate this release author, Janet Nolan, kindly agreed …

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