Welcome to my magical world of books!

About-SusanThank you for visiting.  Children’s books are my life’s work and I am thrilled to share my passion for writing and illustration with you. I am a published, award-winning author with Scholastic, Random House and Barefoot Books. My most recent book, ABC, SCHOOL’S FOR ME, is illustrated by Lynn Munsinger and was released on June 30, 2015 with Scholastic Press. I signed copies at ALA in the Scholastic booth. As a National Board Certified, Spanish bilingual teacher with over 20 years expertise in education, I pour my knowledge of students and experience traveling the world into my books. I am available to present interactive, hands-on, minds-on assemblies and workshops as well as keynote conferences, facilitate professional development days and deliver motivation speeches in corporate settings. Click here to book me for an event at your school, library or conference. I also illustrate in ceramic mosaics. Here are a few upcoming events where you can meet me and see me present.

Susan B Katz, Author, Lynn Munsinger, Illustrator


My third book, ABC SCHOOL’S FOR ME (Scholastic, 2015), illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, is a celebration of all things school.

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My fourth book, ALL YEAR ROUND (Scholastic, 2015), illustrated by Eiko Ojala is available for Kindle now and comes out in hardcover in January 2016.

Available to purchase from Amazon.com and Scholastic.com.



In 2012, MY MAMA EARTH won the Moonbeam Gold for Best Picture Book as well as being named “Top Green Toy” by Education.com.

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Susan B. Katz, Author Alicia Padron, Illustrator


My first book, ABC BABY ME! (Random House, 2010) debuted to rave reviews and sold out of its first print run in under three months.

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Reviews for ABC, SCHOOL'S FOR ME!

DanceyBearHeart“In verse that never misses a beat, Katz describes familiar classroom activities for each letter of the alphabet.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“Katz’s rhythms and rhymes are spot-on, and she tackles the tough letters with aplomb.” -Kirkus Reviews

“ABC perfection!” – Pen Pals & Picture Books

© 2015 Artwork by Lynn Munsinger

About Susan B. Katz

This is my kindergarten school picture.
This is my kindergarten school picture.

Susan B. Katz is an award-winning children’s book author and seasoned, bilingual, National Board Certified Teacher. She started writing in verse in the fourth grade and continued on to compose all of her high school speeches in rhyme. ABC SCHOOL’S FOR ME! (Scholastic, 2015) is her third book and is illustrated by none-other-than Lynn Munsinger. In 2012, her second book with Barefoot Books, entitled MY MAMA EARTH, won the Moonbeam Gold Award for Best Picture Book as well as being named Top Green Toy by Education.com. Susan’s first book, ABC, BABY ME! (Random House, 2010) debuted to rave reviews and sold out of its first print run in under three months. She is thrilled to now be published with Scholastic. Her fourth book is due out with Scholastic in 2016. ABC SCHOOL’S FOR ME celebrates all that makes school entertaining and engaging for little ones.

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Recent Feedback from Presentations and Keynotes with Susan B. Katz, NBCT

“Susan’s classroom presentation of Mama Earth was an absolute delight for my
1st graders.  My students were thoroughly engaged as Susan, dressed as Mama Earth,
encouraged active participation throughout the reading.  Susan’s  presentation
aligned perfectly with our writing program as my young “authors” got to meet
a real author, see and hear the authors work, discuss the writing process,
and learn first-hand what an author can accomplish.  Well done!”

Andrea Roberts, 1st Grade Teacher

“We were all delighted with Susan’s visit. The students were fully engaged
in the presentation, including answering questions, volunteering to hold props,
learning accompanying hand motions and singing the lyrics to her book,
MY MAMA EARTH. The students were very inspired to write their own stories.
It was a wonderful presentation and we are so grateful that Susan took the
time to encourage our young readers and writers.”

Ms. B, Central Elementary, Belmont, CA

“Spectacular!  A charming presenter. Extremely practical—well planned,
filled with interesting anecdotes. I picked up useful and detailed tips.
I’d sit through this again tomorrow just to pick up more!”

Denise Beckfield

“Excellent!  Filled with practical and experience-tested tips.
Also a likeable, entertaining presenter.”

Ginger Z.

“Susan had great energy and made the workshop great!”

Min K.

“Excellent background. Well presented. Compact presentation.”

Mark Haberstrath

“Very helpful! You can tell Susan taught school.  She guided the process nicely”

Livia Hermiz

“Knowledgeable with good, applicable ideas.”

Lynn K.

“Very personalized, interactive and smart.”

Elaine P.

“I appreciated Susan’s energy and expertise!”

Javier C.

“Susan’s ease with presenting is refreshing and put the audience at ease.
She is welcoming and engaging.  Her materials are specific and the handouts
and information can be applied immediately.”


“The presentation was clear, informative and carried out with infectious enthusiasm.”

“After attending this workshop, I felt eager to go back to the classroom!”


“Very enthusiastic and engaging!”


“Thanks for all the great ideas. I will use them next week and share with others.”


“Very practical and helpful. Creative. Good use of realia. Keep up the good work!”


“Fabulous presenter and presentation!  Excellent and immediately applicable information.
Her ease of delivery set everyone at ease”

“Susan has such a dynamic, friendly, and compelling presence!”

Lara P.

“Very comprehensive and informative. Susan was great!”

Heather H.

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Please feel free to contact me to book a school visit. Email me at susan@connectingauthors.org or call 415-312-1212.

Susan B. Katz Author + Illustrator
Thanks! I look forward to connecting with you.