Eat, Leo! Eat! is now included in Vancouver Public Library’s wonderful early literacy initiative. You can visit the plaque at Grays Park in Vancouver, BC. Here’s a complete list of the Reading Light plaques and where they are located.
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 (2015), Jasper John Dooley, Lost and Found (2015) and Jasper John Dooley, Public Library Enemy #1 (2016). 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.
Caroline also writes books for books for grown up readers. Her work for adults and children has received many prizes and prize nominations.
I’m one of the judges for the inaugural Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Funniest Children’s Book Award! “The $1000 Joan Betty Stuchner—Oy Vey! —Funniest Children’s Book Award will be presented biannually to a Canadian author or illustrator of the work of juvenile fiction that had the jury most: buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained.” That I am! Thank you to all the publishers who sent in submissions!
I’m thrilled to have received this gorgeous BC-shaped trophy for Jasper John Dooley NOT in Love. The award is for the best BC chapter book published in 2015-2016, chosen by BC kids. Thanks so much to all the readers!
Victoria kids! Come on down to Munro’s Books! I’d love to meet you!
Look who’s featured on Today’s Parent’s April reading list! Congratulations, Jasper John Dooley! Read more about Jasper John Dooley Public Library Enemy #1 here.