Susan Frame writes readers for young children. Born in Dunedin and educated at Otago University and the Dunedin School of Nursing, she has written over 30 titles since she began writing in 1995. Frame reflects, ‘It’s a lovely thought knowing that an idea that started at the kitchen sink while I was peeling spuds finishes up in Africa, China or wherever, helping young children learn to read.'
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frame, Susan (1957 –) writes educational readers for children. She was born in Dunedin and educated at Otago University and the Dunedin School of Nursing.
In 1985 Frame became a mother and she credits her three sons with 'getting her into the writing business.' Since 1995 Frame has been writing readers and says that her writing gives [her] a great deal of satisfaction. It’s a lovely thought knowing that an idea that started at the kitchen sink while I was peeling spuds finishes up in Africa, China or wherever, helping young children learn to read.
Frame’s list of publications includes: Scary Spiders (1996), A Dark Dark Night (1998), Grandma Can Knit (1998), Granny’s Legs are Thin (1998), Down the Hill (1998), Grandpa How are you Today? (1998), Tricky Tricks (1998), Stork Stew (1998), Cloudland (1998), A Skeleton can Skateboard (1998), I Spy a Sparkling Spacecraft (1998), In a Car (1999), Come and See the Garden (1999), I Can (1999), "Squeak," said the Mouse (1999), I Put Away the Milk (1999), Under the Table (1999), The Week it Rained (1999), Fly Baby Bird, Fly (1999), Time for School (1999), I Do Not Like Beans for Dinner (1999), Lunchtime in the Garden (1999), Billy and the Basketball (1999), Brian my Mate (1999), Counting Sheep (2001), All About Two (2001), Ten (2001), The Number Party (2001), A Sack of Rice (2001), Shapes in the Bathroom (2001), My Week (2001), The Jellybean Shop (2001), A Walk in the Jungle (2001), In My Dad's Garden (2002), Dads Busy Day (2002), and Sams Perfect Pizza (2002). Shoes in Twos, Add and Subtract at Sea, The Jacksons Love Fractions, and What's the chance? were all published in 2003 by Wendy Pye. In 2004 My Granny rides a Bicycle,Things I Like, and My Balloon Goes Up were published, also by Wendy Pye. Susan Frame then released, It's time you had a haircut (2006) and Billy sings in the choir (2006), published by Wendy Pye, and The Super Duper Pooper Scooper (2007), published by Penguin.
In 2017, seven new books were published by Wendy Pye Ltd: My Superheroes, Being Brave, The Rainforest Ball, Daisy's Rainbow Dress, The New Boy at School, The Best Picnic Ever, and Who Came to Stay?
She has also had two poems published in Crocodiles Crunching Crackers. Susan Frame lives in Dunedin.
MEDIA LINKS AND CLIPS
- Susan Frame is featured in the Spring 2001 issue of BRAT: Books for Readers and Teachers
Updated January 2017.