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About Sue Fliess
Sue Fliess ("fleece") is the award-winning, bestselling author of over 50 children's books including Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket, How to Trap a Leprechaun, Mary Had a Little Lab, Rumble and Roar, the Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies series, the Kid Scientist series, the Magical Creatures and Crafts series, and many Little Golden Books. Her books have sold over 850k copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. Her background is in copywriting, PR and marketing, and she's contributed to O Magazine, HuffPo, Writer's Digest, & more. Fliess has also written for Walt Disney. Her books have received honors from SCBWI, been named to ALA Notable lists, and have been used in school curricula and museum educational programs. Fliess's titles have been featured on Reading Rainbow Live and included in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in the US and Australia. She's a member of SCBWI & Children's Book Guild of DC. She visits elementary schools and does speaking engagements and lives with her family and two yellow labs in Virginia. Visit her at www.suefliess.com.
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Sadie Sprocket is ready to soar!
Sadie Sprocket is a girl with a big dream—to go to Mars! No one has been to Mars (yet!), so of course that’s where Sadie sets her sights. She learns everything she can about the planet and space, then assembles her crew of trusty stuffed animals. Together they build a rocket and prepare for the historic journey. And then finally—blastoff!
Sadie and her team make it to Mars, but what will they encounter when they leave the ship? And will they travel home safely as the world watches?
With cheery rhyming text and quirky artwork, this is a story about dreaming big and reaching for the stars. The book includes facts about Mars and women in space to inspire budding explorers everywhere.
It’s Christmas Eve morning, and Santa Claus is still in bed! He’s feeling stuffy and sneezy and slow as a yeti. Will Christmas have to be canceled? Not this year! Because Mrs. Claus is ready to take the reins in Santa’s place. With a plan in mind, Mrs. Claus assembles the crew, maps out the route, and preps the sleigh. Then, with a snap of the reins, she shoots off into the night. Delivering gifts all over the world without Santa’s magic won’t be easy, but Mrs. Claus proves she has some holiday sparkle of her own…
With lively rhyming text and adorable artwork, this delightful Christmas adventure will get kids into the holiday spirit.
A team of kid volcanologists uses tools, technology, and teamwork to make a discovery.
Owen is a volcanologist. He and his team study volcanoes to learn more about their activity and behavior. On a journey to the frozen peaks of Iceland, Owen's team uses innovative technology to determine if a famous volcano might erupt again. Is Owen's team on the edge of discovery?
Eeee-ooo! Eeee-ooo! Cicadas drone on, clicking and buzzing from dusk till dawn.
There are about three thousand different kinds of cicadas on earth. Some species emerge from the ground every year, while others only come up every thirteen or seventeen years. But no matter how much time passes before they dig their way to the surface, the result is the same: up to trillions of clumsy (but harmless!) insects flying, clicking, and buzzing all around us. Using a combination of rhythmic, rhyming verse and fun facts, this story describes the life cycle of the cicada and helps readers better understand this fascinating insect.
A team of kid entomologists learns that important discoveries can be hidden in plain sight.
Simone is an entomologist. She and her team find, identify, and study insects to better understand them. During an exciting trip to Costa Rica's lush rain forest, Simone’s team investigates some strange-looking army ants that appear to have not one but two abdomens. Is the team on the brink of discovering a new species?
A team of kid astronauts finds out that by working together they can solve big problems.
José is an astronaut. He and his crew are traveling to the International Space Station to research how outer space affects the human body and plant growth. When space debris damages the station's solar panels, José’s crew learns that they must be ready for anything while living in space.
Will you meet a turkey this Thanksgiving? If you do, will you be ready to help hide him as a special pet until he can find his flock again? By being helpful, friendly, and smart, you can help your new turkey friend get back to his family in the wild by disguising him as you search!
So, grab some supplies—scissors, colored paper, glue, and string—and get ready to make a mask to keep your turkey friend safe. Then maybe you can work together to hide him until he can find his family flock!
Sue Fliess’s poetic read-aloud text and Simona Sanfilippo’s vibrant, whimsical illustrations will provide joy for young readers eager to make a turkey friend (and disguise)! Also included are guides for teachers and parents about how to engage children in making turkey masks, learning about the history of Thanksgiving and facts about turkeys, and the value of friendship and family on this special day of gratitude.
Classes start this afternoon . . .
I’ll become a gymnast soon!
Mommy helps me brush my hair
and find a leotard to wear.
So begins a young girl's love of gymnastics. This rhyming Little Golden Book is a delightful introduction to the excitement of taking gymnastics lessons and being in the gym doing headstands, cartwheels, rhythmic gymnastics, and more! Written by Sue Fliess, the author of the Little Golden Books I'm a Ballerina! and I'm a Figure Skater!
After using her keen observation skills to locate the missing class hamster, Beatrice Bly is eager for a new case, and when a sticky mystery goo shows up on her desk, she’s ready. What is it? Where did it come from? Beatrice is entirely focused on finding out.
Except that Beatrice is supposed to be figuring out a science fair project with her best friend Nora.
Can scientific investigation combine with spy technique to solve both problems?
Spy-in-training Beatrice Bly returns in the second book in the Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies series, using problem solving, deduction, and STEAM skills in an exciting, fun way. Young sleuths will be eager to get in on the action.
Explore the ocean with marine biologists as they observe a pod of whales.
Maggie is a marine biologist. She and her team study all the living things in the ocean. Today is an exciting day: after months of research, the team is diving into the water with a traveling group of whales to record their songs and learn more about how whales communicate.
Join a team of archaeologists onsite at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Sam is an archaeologist. He and his team find and study ancient objects to learn more about the people who made and used them long ago. On this exciting dig, they carefully remove dirt layer by layer and use dating techniques in the lab to calculate the age of the artifacts they find.
Babble / Swoosh / Roar and WHOOSH!
The roar of a waterfall, the chirp of insects, the thump of a heartbeat—sound is all around us! Rhyming text and atmospheric illustrations present four children in different parts of the world who encounter all sorts of sounds.
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