Suzy Kline


Suzy shares her writing experiences in a fun, interactive presentation. She brings props from her popular Horrible Harry series, including the original stub pencil and light bulb necklace. She shows how the  "seeds" of her stories come from everyday life. Students also participate in a Reader's Theater.

Scroll down to the bottom to see what other schools say about Suzy

Suzy also offers Writer's Workshops.

For fees and other questions involving scheduling, please contact Emily Hurtuk at emmkline@

Book orders for author appearances receive a 40% discount when purchased through Penguin Young Readers Group. 1-800-733-3000, fax 1-800-659-2436


September 21, 2015 Willington, CT Center School
October 1, 2015 Manhasset, NY Munsey Park and Shelter Rock Schools
October 5, 2015 Concord, MA Willard School
October 8, 2015 Newton, MA Solomon Schechter School
October 15, 2015 Newton, MA Mason Rice School
October 19-20, 2015 Sudbury, MA Nixon School
October 23, 2015 Wellesley, MA Upham Elementary School
October 26, 2015 Newton, MA Cabot School
October 29-30, 2015 Dover, MA Chickering School
November 2, 2015 Newton, MA Ward School
November 3, 2015 Livingston, NJ Burnett Hill Elementary School
November 4, 2015 Auburndale, MA Burr School
November 6, 2015 Newton, MA Angiers School
November 13, 2015 Chatham, NJ Southern Boulevard School
November 16, 2015 Elizabeth, NJ Jewish Educational Center
November 17, 19, 20 Rockland County, NY Bardonia Elementary School
December 2, 2015 Natick, MA Lilja Elementary School
December 4, 2015 Branford, CT John B. Sliney School
December 8, 2015 Suffield, CT Spaulding Elementary
January 11, 2016 Wellesley, MA Schofield Elementary School
February 25-26, 2016 Mountain Brook, AL Crestline Elementary School
March 1, 2016 Sherborn, MA Pine Hill School
March 3, 2016 Waterbury, CT Bunker Hill School Literacy Night 6:00-7:00 pm
March 10, 2016 Oxford, CT Quaker Farms School
March 15, 2016 Cantiague, NY Robert Seaman School
March 22, 2016 Cantiague, NY Cantiague Elementary School
March 23, 2016 Great Neck, NY Lakeville School
April 8, 2016 Wellesley, MA Hardy School
April 11-12, 2016 Seymour, CT Bungay Elementary School
April 13, 2016 Medfield, MA Wheelock School
May 23-24, 2016 Randolph, NJ Ironia School
June 2, 2016 Newtonville, MA Horace Mann School

What Schools Say About Suzy:

We only ask back the folks who get A+++ ratings from the teachers.  "Suzy Kline was one of the best presenters we have had", "Every aspect of the program was fabulous", and "Great interaction with kids.  Attention grabber.  Fabulous connection to curriculum".  --Judy Shulz, Grade 3 Curriculum Coordinator, Chickering School, Dover, MA
"Suzy Kline was an amazing author visit.   Students and staff were both mesmerized by all the materials she brought to share.  Teachers especially were thrilled with how she showed the students how the simplest object could be a spark for a story, and her books continue to fly off the shelf long after her visit!  I highly recommend inviting her to your school!"    -  Carl Harvey, School Librarian, North Elementary, Noblesville, Indiana

"The Wheelock School in Medfield, Massachusetts is completely hooked on Suzy Kline. She has been visiting our third graders for the past five years and her presentations are absolutely unbeatable.  While always fun and entertaining, the real essence of her talk is to inspire young writers and she never fails in that regard.  Kids can’t wait to put pencil to paper.  Our students voluntarily accept the challenge of reading all of the Horrible Harry titles before her visit and then just can’t wait for her arrival.  We cannot imagine a Wheelock Reads Week, (our author celebration) without Suzy Kline!" --Susan Pope, Wheelock School Library, Medfield, MA

 "At Booth Hill School in Trumbull, CT , we have had the pleasure of having Suzy Kline speak to our 2nd graders for five years.  The students and teachers read Suzy’s books before she comes to visit.  They so excited to hear where and how Suzy gets her ideas for her stories.  The students also love acting out her play.  Her visit encourages the students to continue reading her books as well as others.  I hope to have Suzy Kline come for many, many years in the future to talk and visit with our students."  --Reenie Demkiw, Booth Hill School, Trumbull, CT


"Suzy Kline presents a wonderful and dynamic program about the writing process.  The children enjoyed hearing about how Ms. Kline utilizes a "story seed" to write each of her books, and loved to hear stories about the "pencil stub" which inspired Horrible Harry in Room 2B and the "human wall" in Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins.  Julia, a second grade student at Hewlett Elementary School, said that she "loved being able to meet the famous author of one of her favorite books!"  --Shari Braverman and Patricia Scherzinger, Hewlett School, Hewlett, NY


"Suzy is the BEST and every child in the world should experience a Suzy Kline visit!!"  -- Carol Somers, Smithville School, Smithville, NJ

To schedule an author's visit, contact Emily at