Suzanne is the award-winning author of more than 100 children's books.

As a mechanical engineer who used to work on rockets, Suzanne shares her passion for science in many of her books. She also enjoys writing about inspiring figures from her hometown of Chicago. When she's not writing, you may find her researching a new book idea, bicycling, walking her dog, or visiting a school near you! 

What's New?


*2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books

*2020 NSTA Best STEM Books list 


*Windy City Live Author Interview

*NPR Illustrator Interview


*Released April 7, 2020   

  (Abrams Kids)

*School Library Journal 


*Book Trailer

*See the Creation of EXQUISITE 

*Author/Illustrator Book Reading 

*Story Time From Space video of astronaut

  Anne McClain reading Astronaut Annie!


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