Category Archives: Suzanne Collins
Happy birthday to our favorite author Suzanne Collins! Thank you for writing The Hunger Games series!
Suzanne was born on August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. She is also the author of The Underland Chronicles. She also wrote Year of the Jungle, an autobiographical picture book for kids.
Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins discusses in this new video the importance of reading everyday!
Do you read a book everyday?
According to a recent article on USA Today, Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins plans to write another teen series! However, she haven’t revealed any more details. However, there are things that she needs to do first.
First, she says, she’s consulting on the scripts for the third and fourth film adaptations of her dystopian series that has more than 50 million copies in print. (Catching Fire, the second movie, again starring Jennifer Lawrence, will be released Nov. 22. And nearly four years after the book’s publication, the paperback of Catching Fire finally hits stores Tuesday. Mockingjay, the series finale, will be split into two films, out in 2014 and 2015). On Sept. 10, Collins releases an autobiographical picture book, Year of the Jungle, illustrated by James Proimos, about her memories of 1968, when she was 6, and her father had “to go to something called a war…in a place called Vietnam.”
Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and Walter Deans discussed writing about war for young readers last May 30th at the Scholastic’s headquarters in Soho. Suzanne Collins, together with illustrator James Proimos, was there to promote the children’s book Year of the Jungle.
Collins said that, while there are many excellent books about war in print, such stories must be “refreshed” for each generation of readers.
In case you didn’t know, Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins has an upcoming children’s book. Suzanne Collins, together with James Proimos, picture-book author-artist, was present at BEA Scholastic party to promote Year of The Jungle. Tracy van Straaten from Scholastic shared a picture of Suzanne Collins and James Proimos signing the book.
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Suzanne Collins has created a deeply moving autobiographical picture book about a father who must go off to the war in Vietnam — and the daughter who stays behind.
When young Suzy’s father leaves for Vietnam, she struggles to understand what this means for her and her family. What is the jungle like? Will her father be safe? When will he return? The months slip by, marked by the passing of the familiar holidays and the postcards that her father sends. With each one, he feels more and more distant, until Suzy isn’t sure she’d even recognize her father anymore.
This heartfelt and accessible picture book by Suzanne Collins, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Hunger Games series, is accompanied by James Proimos’s sweet and funny illustrations. This picture book will speak to any child who has had to spend time away from a parent.