Books Susan Cooper Books by Susan Cooper Susan Cooper has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Susan Cooper Carson Ellis/Candlewick Press Picture This Happy Winter Solstice! At Last, We've Made It To 'The Shortest Day' December 21, 2019 Dec. 21 is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Susan Cooper, who wrote the solstice poem "The Shortest Day," collaborated with illustrator Carson Ellis on a new picture book. Happy Winter Solstice! At Last, We've Made It To 'The Shortest Day' Listen · 6:16 6:16 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/788997324/790422282" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 We've curated this list of 100 favorite books for kids, based on recommendations from more than 2,000 of our readers. Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience. Summer Reading: Kids Excerpt: 'The Magician's Boy' June 14, 2005 In this summer book pick for kids, a boy grows tired of his apprenticeship to a magician which seems to consist mainly of polishing wands and washing rabbits.