Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson is the author of a bunch of books for kids. Very Serious Children (Scholastic 2007) is a very funny novel about two brothers, the sons of clowns, who run away from the circus. I, Bruno (Orca 2007) and its sequel, Bruno For Real (Orca 2009), are collections of stories for emerging readers featuring seven year-old Bruno and his true life adventures. From Kids Can Press comes the hilarious Jasper John Dooley series of chapter books: Jasper John Dooley, Star of the Week (2012), Jasper John Dooley, Left Behind (2013), Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love (2014), Jasper John Dooley, You're In Trouble (2014) and Jasper John Dooley, Lost and Found (2015). Middle of Nowhere (Groundwood 2012) is a middle-grade novel about two inner city brothers who abscond to the north woods with an elderly neighbour in order to stay out of foster care. Also for middle-grade readers is A Simple Case of Angels (Groundwood 2014), the story of a girl who, along with her dog, comes to suspect that the local care home houses more than old folks.

Norman, Speak! (Groundwood 2014) is Caroline’s first picture book. Look out for two more: Eat, Leo! Eat! (Kids Can 2015) and I Love You One to Ten (Groundwood 2015).

Caroline also writes books for books for grown up readers. Her work for adults and children has received many prizes and prize nominations.

News and events

Jasper John Dooley Is a Star!

Jasper John Dooley, NOT in LoveJasper John Dooley, NOT in Love is included in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014.  Expert committees of educators, booksellers, school and public librarians from across Canada handpick books that will appeal to children and young adults based on excellence in writing and illustration.  Not only did Jasper make the list, he earned his second Best Books star!

Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014

Kirkus Book of the YearWhat fun!  Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love  is a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014!  It’s the second year in a row that Jasper has earned this badge.  Read the full list here.

Star #3 for Jasper John Dooley

JJD4_large coverLittle Jasper John Dooley just received his THIRD Kirkus starred review!  This time it’s for Jasper John Dooley, You’re in Trouble due out March, 2014.  “Another highly entertaining and enthusiastic outing in a series that’s perfect for readers new to chapter books and as a captivating read-aloud.” Read the whole review here.

TVO Book of the Month!

reading rangers tvo logoHow cool that Jasper John Dooley, Star of the Week was TVO’s Reading Rangers Book of the Month in October!  Watch my interview with Ranger Daniel here.

Vancouver Writers Fest!

Vancouver WRiters Fest logoI’m looking forward to two kids’ events at VWF: #4 Picture Perfect, with Norman, Speak! and #35 Tell Me More, with Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love.  Click here for a full Vancouver Writers Fest schedule.

Mickey Meets June Bug

My dog Mickey, who was the model for June Bug in A Simple Case of Angels, takes interest in the arrival of the book!

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The Talented Qin Leng!

Thank you to illustrator Qin Leng  and Groundwood Books for creating this lovely video about how she created Norman of Norman, Speak! .


Shake a Paw!

I hope you can join me for this evening of dog tales in honour of the wonderful Joan Stuchner.

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A Simple Case of Angels on the Small Screen

a simple case of angels coverToday is the official publication date for my new middle-grade novel, A Simple Case of Angels.  To celebrate, I’m releasing the marvellous book trailer created by Rascal Media.

Mister Socks Meets Norman

Mister SocksThis darling Yorkshire Terrier is Mister Socks.  He belongs to Groundwood Books publicist Cindy Ma.  Cindy reports that Mister Socks responds to commands in English and Cantonese.  Here he is making a start on Mandarin!  Thank you Mister Socks, my first canine reader.