Books

Susan Verde believes every child's experience is unique and should be celebrated! Her books tell tales of magical museum visits, share the keys to lasting friendships and help you find a moment of calm in a sea of busy. She regularly visits schools nationwide to share how she became a children's book author, share some insights to the writing process and pair a book reading with craft or learning activity. 

The Museum

When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart! As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure.

 

You and Me

You and Me is a loving tribute to how fate brought two best friends together. An adorable cat muses about the what-ifs in life.

 

The Water Princess 

With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. This book received a Starred Kirkus Review and won the ALA Award for Notable Children's Book in 2017. 

If you want to find about the real Water Princess and how to help bring water to those in need in Burkina Faso please visit georgiebadielfoundation.org.

A portion of proceeds also support's Ryan's Well, which you can learn more about at www.ryanswell.ca/.
 

 
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My Kicks: A Sneaker Story!

Boys love sneakers. But when a child finds that his toes have outgrown his favorite shoes, and they’ve gotten too dirty and smelly, his mom says it’s time for a new pair. 

 
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Rock 'n' Roll Soul

With the school talent show coming up, a young music lover spends most of her time daydreaming about the perfect act. She notices the sounds around her, like the brrrrring of the school bell or the rappa-tappa-tap of rain on the windowpane. But the talent show is the place to reveal her own voice. Will she mix up some hip-hop beats? Will she command an orchestra of dozens, bringing the classics to life? Or, will she go electric, Jimi Hendrix style? Marching out on the talent show stage to the beat of her own drum, this sweet and sassy musician ultimately chooses to be herself and sing her own song loud and proud, “I’ve got a rock ’n’ roll soul!”

 

Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community

One creative boy.
One bare, abandoned wall.
One BIG idea.

There is a wall in Ángel’s neighborhood. Around it, the community bustles with life: music, dancing, laughing. Not the wall. It is bleak. One boy decides to change that. But he can’t do it alone.

Told in elegant verse by Susan Verde and vibrantly illustrated by John Parra, this inspiring picture book celebrates the power of art to tell a story and bring a community together.

 

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