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Writing Resume


Susan E. Goodman's teaching experience at Lesley University, her M.A. in Applied Psychology from Goddard College, and her years counseling teenagers have enriched her writing for children.

Goodman is the author of many acclaimed nonfiction books for children. Most recently, See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House has been endorsed by University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. All in Just One Cookie (Greenwillow) was named an ALA Notable.  In 2006 and 2007, she has also published Motorcycles! (Random House), Life on the Ice (Millbrook), and Gee Whiz! It's All about Pee! (Viking). On This Spot: An Expedition through Time (Greenwillow) was a Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2004; The Truth about Poop (Viking) was named Best of the Best 2004 by the Chicago Public Library; Choppers! (Random House) won the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Nonfiction; and, Skyscraper: From the Ground Up (Random House) was named Booklist's Editor's Choice 2004 and one of its Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth.

Goodman collaborated with photographer Michael J. Doolittle on Motorcycles!, Skyscraper and Choppers! She also worked with Doolittle to produce The Ultimate Field Trip series, published by Simon and Schuster's Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Aladdin Paperbacks ( Ultimate Field Trip 1: Adventures in the Amazon Rain Forest, Ultimate Field Trip 2: Digging into Southwest Archaeology, Ultimate Field Trip 3: Wading into Marine Biology, Ultimate Field Trip 4: A Week in the 1800s, and Ultimate Field Trip 5: Blasting Off to Space Academy ). Goodman's collaboration with Michael Doolittle has also produced The Great Antler Auction (Atheneum) and Chopsticks for My Noodle Soup: Eliza's Life in Malaysia ; Claws, Coats, and Camouflage: The Ways Animals Fit into their Worlds ; and, Seeds, Stems and Stamens: The Ways Plants Fit into their Worlds (Millbrook).

Approximately 165 of Goodman's 700+ published articles have been for a juvenile audience. She has published fiction with Highlights for Children , nonfiction with Your Big Backyard, Ranger Rick and Outside Kids. She has worked on several projects for National Geographic's Educational Division. For a decade, she was a contributing editor for General Learning Corporation in Northbrook, IL, a company creating educational materials for junior and senior high school students.

Susan Goodman's magazine articles for adults (focusing on science, physical and emotional health, food, profiles, humor and travel) have been published in National Geographic Traveler, Modern Maturity, Woman's Day, National Wildlife, Redbook, Family Circle, Child, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, New Woman, Parents, Self, Mademoiselle, Health, Working Woman, Ranger Rick, Outside Kids, Yankee, Woman, Bride's, Modern Bride, Horticulture, Science, Highlights for Children, The Old Farmer's Almanac, Current Health, Your Health and Fitness, Vista/USA, Americana, New Body, Boston Herald, The Real Paper, Bay State Guardian, Spectator , the LA Times Syndicate, and The New York Times Syndication.