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Susin Nielsen got her start writing a spec script for the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. She went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit show and four of the Degrassi books. Since then, she has received two Canadian Screenwriter Awards and a Gemini Award. She has written for many TV series, including Heartland, Arctic Air, and Robson Arms, which she co-created. Her first novel, Word Nerd, won four Young Readers' Choice Awards and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year Award, among others. Her second novel...

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book cover Dear George Clooney
Written by Susin Nielsen

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Marriage & Divorce; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Stepfamilies; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-295-0 (1-77049-295-X) | April 2012 | 12.99

Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs... [read more]

book cover Dear George Clooney
Written by Susin Nielsen

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Marriage & Divorce; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Stepfamilies; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-977-1 (0-88776-977-2) | August 2010 | 17.99

Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs... [read more]

book cover Dear George Clooney
Written by Susin Nielsen

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Marriage & Divorce; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Stepfamilies; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-978-8 (0-88776-978-0) | August 2010 | 9.99

Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs... [read more]

book cover The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Bullying; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - New Experience | 978-1-77049-654-5 (1-77049-654-8) | April 2014 | 9.99

Thirteen-year-old Henry's happy, ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when his older brother, Jesse, picks up their father's hunting rifle and leaves the house one morning. What follows shatters Henry's family, who are forced to resume their lives in a new city, where no one knows their past. When Henry's...

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book cover The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Bullying; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - New Experience | 978-1-77049-372-8 (1-77049-372-7) | September 2012 | 19.99

Darker than her previous novels, Susin peoples this novel about the ultimate cost of bullying with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed.

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book cover The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Bullying; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - New Experience | 978-1-77049-373-5 (1-77049-373-5) | September 2012 | 9.99

Darker than her previous novels, Susin peoples this novel about the ultimate cost of bullying with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed.

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book cover We Are All Made of Molecules
Written by Susin Nielsen

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Stepfamilies; Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Bullying; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying | 978-1-77049-779-5 (1-77049-779-X) | May 2015 | 19.99

Thirteen-year-old Stewart Inkster is academically brilliant but "ungifted" socially. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Anderson is the undisputed "It" girl of grade nine, but her marks stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. "The Brady Bunch" it isn't. Stewart is trying to... [read more]

book cover We Are All Made of Molecules
Written by Susin Nielsen

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Stepfamilies; Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Bullying; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying | 978-1-77049-781-8 (1-77049-781-1) | April 2015 | 10.99

Thirteen-year-old Stewart Inkster is academically brilliant but "ungifted" socially. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Anderson is the undisputed "It" girl of grade nine, but her marks stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. "The Brady Bunch" it isn't. Stewart is trying to... [read more]

book cover Word Nerd
Written by Susin Nielsen

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Boys & Men; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts - Words; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-990-0 (0-88776-990-X) | May 2010 | 14.99

Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described “friendless nerd,” he moves from place to place every couple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich — even though they know he has... [read more]

book cover Word Nerd
Written by Susin Nielsen

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Boys & Men; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts - Words; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-875-0 (0-88776-875-X) | September 2008 | 20.99

Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described “friendless nerd,” he moves from place to place every couple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich — even though they know he has... [read more]

book cover Word Nerd
Written by Susin Nielsen

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Boys & Men; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts - Words; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-075-8 (1-77049-075-2) | January 2010 | 9.99

Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described “friendless nerd,” he moves from place to place every couple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich — even though they know he has... [read more]

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