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@

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September 23, 2014 Willington, CT Center School
September 29, 2014 Newton, MA Ward School
October 2, 2014 Manhasset, NY
Munsey Park and Shelter Rock Schools
October 6, 2014 Concord, MA Willard School
October 20-21, 2014 Sudbury, MA Nixon School
October 22-23, 2014 Dover, MA Chickering School
October 27, 2014 Newton, MA Mason Rice and Solomon Schechter Schools
November 4, 2014 Newton, MA Angier Elementary School
November 6, 2014 Wellesley, MA Schofield Elementary
Nov. 12 and 14, 2014 Brookfield, CT Huckleberry Hill School
November 19, 2014 Newton, MA Burr Elementary
December 4, 2014 Great Neck, NY E.M. Baker School
December 8, 2014 Suffield, CT A. Ward Spaulding School
Jan. 19, 2015 Unionville, CT West District School
Jan. 26-28, 2015 Bernardsville, NJ Bedwell School
February 5, 2015 Newtonville, MA Horace Mann School
February 9, 2015 East Massapequa, NY Unqua Elementary
February 10, 2015 Hewlett, NY Hewlett Elementary
February 23, 2015 Woodbridge, CT Beecher Rd. School
February 26-27, 2015 Mountain Brook, AL Crestline Elementary School
March 3, 2015 Sherborn, MA Pine Hill School
March 10, 2015 Westwood, MA Martha Jones School
March 16, 2015 Great Neck, NY Lakeville School
March 18, 2015 Jericho, NY Cantiague School
March 19, 2015 Jericho, NY Robert Seaman School
March 27, 2015 Ashland, MA Warren School
April 8, 2015 Trumbull, CT Booth Hill School
April 9, 2015 Wellesley, MA Hardy School
April 10, 2015 Bristol, CT E.P. Hubbell School
April 16, 2015 Wakefield, MA Walton School
April 22, 2015 Milford, CT Live Oaks School
April 24, 2015 Mahopac, NY Fulmar Road School
April 29, 2015 Mahopac, NY Lakeview School
May 1, 2015 Franklin, MA Helen Keller School
May 4, 2015 Torrington, CT Southwest School
May 15, 2015 White Plains, NY George Washington School
May 19, 2015 Medfield, MA Wheelock School
May 26, 2015 Southington, CT William Strong School
May 31, 2015 Torrington, CT KidsPlay Children's Museum 1:00 p.m.
June 1, 2015 Hartford, CT Burns Latino Studies Academy
November 13, 2015 Chatham, NJ Southern Boulevard 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