Matt says there’s monsters in the swamp. Kenny says there aren’t. If Matt brings back a monster, he wins the bet. And no crazy lizards or big ‘ol bullfrogs. It’s got to be a monster. But when Matt enters the swamp, he discovers its mysteries go far beyond the whispered rumors. Now his catcher’s mitt isn’t the only thing he risks losing.
“This story is perfect for 7-12 year olds. Mystery. Adventure. And as an educator, I really appreciate the free lesson plans and activity pages that go along with it.” –Janelle, teacher
“Champion of the Marsh is our new favorite story. My son and I read it twice in a row last night!” –Tiffany, mother
“Scott Sussman has done it again … and this time for free! Very kind to offer us material to keep our kiddos entertained and also educated. The plans and activities are wonderful, too!” –Katelyn, librarian
“This new story is right up our alley. I read it with my kids before going to bed and it was a HUGE hit. Thank you Scott Sussman for making this quality time with my children even more special.” –Brent, father
Silly the Seed is the heroic adventure of a small seed that grows up to be a beautiful flower. Along the way his acts of friendship and kindness teach and entertain readers of all ages. But when Silly needs help, who will help him?
“I don’t think she’s ever asked for a book twice in a row before! She really loved it and is still talking about Silly.” –Patty, mother
“I LOVE Silly the Seed because he’s funny, and beautiful.” –Sarah, age 4
“Silly the Seed is Parker’s favorite book! Thanks so much for bringing Silly to the world. Our little guy talks about him all the time. So much fun!” –Jeff, father
“Sullivan loves Silly. I put it in my bag when we go to church. He loves it.” –Erin, mother
“What a great story! My kids want the book read to them every night. A touching story with a message. We all fell in love with Silly.” –Mike, father
Weird the Beard is the amusing journey of a beard that makes friends by cracking jokes. But the joke’s on Weird when he tries to befriend a suspicious-looking razor. Needless to say, he will never be the same.
“Dada your friend should write all the books. Don’t take this one back to the library, okay?”–Nathan, age 5
“All in all, a giant hit with this three-year old, and it was really fun reading it to her.”–Cynthia, mother
“A perfect book for little ones; sweet, simple, full of smiles… Just the way childhood should be.”–Henry, father
Lerky the Handturkey is the inspiring story of a handturkey whose wise words encourage others to see the bright side. The delightful companion to Silly the Seed and Weird the Beard, this wacky tale of friendship and optimism is a treat for every child.
Fred is afraid of the dark. So is the monster under his bed. One night, Fred’s mom does the unthinkable, she turns off the light! Stricken with terror, Fred and the monster must rely on each other for the courage to face their worst fear.
“I bought this book on a whim because of the Ippy Award. A fun adventure with a strong message. A perfect book for any child who’s afraid of the dark, afraid of monsters, or afraid of anything.” –Silvia, grandmother
“A clever twist on the ‘afraid of the dark’ theme. Way to go Scott Sussman and Yves Margarita. Once again you’ve proved yourselves an award-winning team!” –Michele, 1st grade teacher
“I love Fred’s freckles, and his orange hair.” –Sandy, age 5
“Fantastic illustrations! A wonderful story! Fred’s adorable, and the monster’s cute, too.” –Pauline, mother
“I love monster books for kids that are fun and exciting that make monsters not scary but with real fears just like us. Fred and the Monster is a perfect book for a little one afraid of going to sleep at night and is a must read at bedtime. It instills bravery, caring for others and believing in your “inner spark of courage”. The writing is very imaginative and beautiful and the pictures are adorable. A great book!” –Keeva
“My niece adores this book. I was worried at first that the monster might scare her since she’s only 3 but she actually loved the monster. A big hit with me and my sister’s daughter. Thanks again, Scott Sussman, for another bedtime book.” –Marisa
“I keep buying every book Scott puts out because they are always a fun read for the kids…and adults! Great imagination and message. The illustrations by Yves are always a home run, too.” –Brent
When Mark enters his father’s laboratory and finds the Molecule Maker, he flips the switch and makes a monster. Things go from bad to worse when the creature escapes and Mark races against the sunrise to right the wrong.
“All in all, a great picture book with a great story and good lessons on love, bravery, following rules and adventure!”–Keeva, mother
“Not only is the story adventurous and exciting but the illustrations are wonderful.”–Angela, mother
“We just received the book last week and my son has asked me to read it everyday so far.”–Jeff, father
“An instant hit with my 3.5 year old son. This book keeps him excitedly turning the pages to find out what happens next. A clever, fun story with a lesson to be learned at the end. Very happy we added this book to our collection.”–HFK, father
The adventure continues with book two of the Mark and the Molecule Maker trilogy. When the Molecule Maker malfunctions, creating a bunch of mischievous creatures that kidnap Mark’s father, Mark races into the lightning jungle on an amazing rescue mission. But will he arrive before it’s too late?
“My son and I love this newest book from Scott Sussman. We just received the book last week and my son has asked me to read it everyday so far. The illustrations brilliantly complement the exciting story of a curious young boy interested in his fathers newest invention. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new adventure and some exiting scientific fun!” –Jeff
“Following up on the classic children’s book “Silly the Seed”, author Scott Sussman has done it again with a great rendition of what happens when you’re a little boy and get a bit too adventurous!! I recommend this book to children everywhere and even to adults with a good portion of little kid still in them (like me).” –Steve
“Mark and The Molecule Maker by Scott Sussman is a whimsical tale for all ages. The book’s author uses rich language that transports the reader through a night of mischief, monsters, and fun. Illustrator, Yves Margarita, has really helped to make the story come alive with his beautiful and colorful illustrations. As a teacher, I found the book a useful tool for teaching such themes as fantasy verses reality, synonyms, and even lessons of consequences and forgiveness. Mark and the Molecule Maker will make a great addition to your classroom and/or personal library.” –T. Minton
“I love this book! It takes you on a fantastic, exciting adventure from a child’s point of view. I really think this book is a fun read. My son and I read it together before bed for a week. We both loved the suspenseful, sci-fi story. I think any little boy would be in love with this book. The pictures are great too. We kept noticing more and more detail with each read. All in all, a great picture book with a great story and good lessons on love, bravery, following rules and adventure!” –Quint
In the thrilling conclusion to the Mark and the Molecule Maker trilogy, the chase is on when a cunning monster steals the Molecule Maker. In a desperate attempt to retrieve the incredible invention, Mark and his father must risk their lives on the treacherous underground mountain, where danger lurks behind every boulder and hides inside every hole.
The trip of a lifetime on the most exclusive vacation planet in the universe! Shelpa McStorm has barely set foot in the crystal blue ocean of Panacea when he is thrust into a wild adventure through enchanted forests and forbidden lands. Along the way he encounters a hitchhiking hat, a cornball king, a wacko meatball, and a host of other crazy characters. Shelpa’s life is about to take an incredible turn. Although he thinks he is racing to rescue a friendly flower, his real quest is to save himself.
(Middle grade novel, paperback, 208 pages)