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11Author Suzanne Nelson's Home Learning Resources

Author Suzanne Nelson’s Home Learning Resources

Hi everyone, As we all hunker down in our “Stay Home, Say Safe” circumstances, I’d like to help, however I can, to provide you with ways to connect with books through fun activities and recipes, read-alouds, and discussion questions for home learning and family reading. Below you’ll find resources for some of my books. If...
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11YOU'RE BACON ME CRAZY Mother Daugher Book Club Movie Marathon

YOU’RE BACON ME CRAZY Mother-Daughter Book Club/Movie Marathon

The debut of the Hallmark Channel “You’re Bacon Me Crazy” movie is just a couple of weeks away! I’ll be watching the movie with my daughter on the Hallmark Channel at 9 P.M./8 Central on April 4. I can’t wait to tune into foodie fun and romance with Chef Cleo and her foodie truck rival...
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I’m thrilled to finally be able to share the fabulously fall-ish cover for my ninth foodie book for Scholastic, Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life. The Ninth Book in My Foodie Middle-Grade Series I love the tumbling leaves on the cover, and the beautiful autumnal colors. I especially love that scrumptious-looking Pumpkin Spice Supreme. About the...
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11Middle-Grade Authors Suzanne Nelson and Janae Marks at Elm Street Books in New Canaan, CT

FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON by Janae Marks, A Fabulous New Book for Foodie Fans

Happy February, Foodie Readers! Have I got a wonderful new book recommendation for you! Fellow middle-grade author Janae Marks has just released her debut novel, From the Desk of Zoe Washington, and it’s an absolute delight. The story of Zoe is one that will stay with me forever. Although, admittedly, I have a soft spot...
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11Farm-Life Fun in My Books

How Farm-Life Fun Inspired SHAKE IT OFF and A TALE MAGNOLIOUS

One of my favorite parts of the writing process is deciding on and creating settings for my books. When I’m deciding on a setting, I consider interesting places I’ve visited and places my readers will find exciting and unique. In order for me to portray a setting realistically, it’s important for me to feel comfortable...
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Trick-Or-Reaters Howlingly Fun Halloween Program

As Halloween approaches, it’s time for little ghosts and ghouls to haunt local libraries and bookstores in search of spooky stories! If you’re prowling the dark for spine-tingling books, prowl no more. With the Trick-or-Reaters program and website, creepy tales are only a click away! About Trick-or-Reaters As described on the Trick-or-Reaters website, “TRICK OR...
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11Middle Grade Books for Animal Lovers

Beloved Books for Animal Lovers

One of my newest middle-grade novels, A Tale Magnolious, centers on the deep and tender friendship between orphan Nitty Luce and Magnolious the elephant. Part of the reason I chose to write about Nitty and Magnolious is because I’ve always been fascinated by the connections I see between people and animals. Animals provide us with...
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11Halloween Middle Grade Books

Spooky Stories to Read in the Dark

Are you looking for a spooky story to keep you up this All Hallows’ Eve? Here are some bone-chilling middle-grade tales guaranteed to send shivers down your spine! The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox is a fast-paced page-turner that will keep your knees knocking long after you turn the last page. With...
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