ABOUT SUE FLIESS

  • Sue Fliess is a children’s book author of over 29 picture books for kids, including the bestselling Little Golden Book, Robots, Robots Everywhere!, How to Trap a Leprechaun, and Mary Had a Little Lab. Over 850,000 copies of her books are in print. Fliess is also a freelance writer and her articles and essays have appeared in O the Oprah Magazine (and included in O’s Little Book of Happiness), Huffington Post, Writer’s
    Digest, and more.

    She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two sons, and a Lab named Charlie.
    In her not-so-spare time she loves to travel with her family, read, and sing. She is an experienced conference speaker and
    school presenter and is available for both.

    Awards and Acknowledgements:

    • Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins – named a USA Today Holiday Pick, A Mighty Girl’s Best Book of 2018
    • Mary Had a Little Lab awarded to Top 20 Best in Rhyme 2018, also named to Redbud ReadAloud MasterList for 2018, A Mighty Girl’s Best Book of 2018
    • We Wish for a Monster Christmas, mentioned in The New York Times
    • The Bug Book was selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for 2017 & 2018
    • A Fairy Friend awarded Best in Rhyme of 2016 (top 20) (Angie Karcher blog)
    • From Here to There named to Imagination Soup's Best Picture Books of 2016 list.

    • Books for Me! was a finalist for the CLEL Bell Picture Book Award.
    • Tons of Trucks named to Imagination Soup's Best Picture Books of 2012 list.
    • In 2007 and 2008 Fliess received honors from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Barbara Karlin Grant for two of her manuscripts--both of which went on to sell. (Shoes for Me! and Tons of Trucks)
    • Her first book, Shoes for Me! was a finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.
    • A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! was named best gluten-free book of 2015 by the Gluten-free Buyers Guide.

    Sue's books (available now):
    Shoes for Me! (Marshall Cavendish)
    A Dress for Me! (Two Lions, Amazon Publishing)
    Tons of Trucks (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    Robots, Robots Everywhere! (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    How to Be a Pirate (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Let's Build! (Two Lions, Amazon Publishing)
    How to Be a Superhero (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Books for Me! (Two Lions)
    The Hug Book (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Disney Princess Palace Pets 5 Minute Stories (Disney Press)
    O's Little Book of Happiness (Macmillan/Flatiron Books)
    We're Getting a Pet (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    I'm a Ballerina (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Bella's New Baby (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    The Bug Book (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin)
    Calling All Cars (Sourcebooks)
    A Fairy Friend (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt)
    Puppy Princess (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Goblin Hood (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin)
    From Here to There (Albert Whitman & Co.)
    How to Trap a Leprechaun (Sky Pony Press)
    Race! (little bee books)
    We Wish For a Monster Christmas (Sterling)
    Mary Had a Little Lab (Albert Whitman & Co.)
    How to Be a Princess (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Haunted Halloween (Cartwheel/Scholastic)
    Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins (Two Lions, Amazon Publishing)

    Forthcoming books:
    Ninja Camp (Running Press Kids, Jan 2019)
    How to Track an Easter Bunny (Sky Pony Press, Feb 2019)
    The Earth Gives More (Albert Whitman & Co., March 2019)
    Little Red Rhyming Hood (Albert Whitman & Co., fall 2019)
    How to Trick a Christmas Elf (Sky Pony Press, Fall 2019)
    Christmas Cheer (Cartwheel/Scholastic, Fall 2019)
    Lights (Lerner/Millbrook Press, 2020)

ARTIST STATEMENT


PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Write Something (song parody of Say Something)

    (Article)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRimPQaOItI

    2018

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    I Want More Books (song parody about books)

    (Article)


    https://youtu.be/dRcejM3HSyg

    2017

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    I Will Revise, a song parody of I Will Survive


    https://youtu.be/Jt6IXCfN0PI

    2016

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    Ordinary Moments That Will Change the Way You View the World (and Yourself)

    (Article)


    O the Oprah Magazine http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Make-Every-Moment-Matter-Sue-Fliess

    2014

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    Saving the Rejects: Lessons in perseverance can come in unexpected packages

    (Article)


    Writer's Digest, http://bit.ly/HXm35X

    2011

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    The Year of the No: One woman's journey to the dark side of yes

    (Article)


    Huffington Post, http://huff.to/18jnaIA

    2013

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    Hallelujah Parody, a song parody where I sing about the path to publication


    https://youtu.be/kVOa0WExGBk

    2015

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    Stories, a song parody of Lorde's Royals


    http://youtu.be/OPCPJ_zJadE

    2014

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    Books (When It's Done), a song parody of Cups (When I'm Gone) by Anna Kendrick


    http://youtu.be/pkV3awc5JDk

    2013