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 (2015) and Jasper John Dooley, Lost and Found (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.

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

Two Chocolate Lilies!

chocolate lily logoHow wonderful that Norman, Speak! and Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love have been nominated for 2015-2016 Chocolate Lily Book Award!  Read the list of nominees for all three categories here.   On your mark, get set, start reading!

Best Books for Kids and Teens

Best Books 2015 coverYeah!  A Simple Case of Angels has been chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a Best Book for Kids and Teens 2015!

Vancouver Elementary Principals and Vice Principals Association Gift Book

Every year the VEPVPA chooses a book to donate to every elementary school library in Vancouver.  I’m thrilled that Norman, Speak! was this year’s choice.  I was lucky, too, have the chance to present the book to principals and vice principals and a select group of young readers.  Here is some of the artwork created for the event by Miyuki, a grade five student at Shaughnessy Elementary School.  Thank you VEPVPA!  Thank you Miyuki!

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Forest of Reading 2015

Thanks to Kids Can Press for sending pictures of the fun these readers had at the Jasper John Dooley photobooth!

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May 2nd is Authors for Indies Day!

Authors for IndiesFinally I get my dream job: to work in a bookstore!  On May 2nd from 10:30-11:30 I’ll be down at Kidsbooks helping out a great independent bookstore.  Drop by and let me sell you a book!  See the great line-up of authors and bookstores participating in this event.

Super Special Delivery!

Thanks so much to Kids Can Press for this wonderful Jasper John Dooley surprise package!Kids Can boxKC 3Selfie with Paper Hat


2015 Shining Willow Award

willow award logoJasper John Dooley, NOT in Love is nominated for the Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award!  Thank you Saskatchewan kids and good luck to all the nominees!

National Puppy Day

puppy with bookHappy National Puppy Day! The Horn Book Magazine recommends reading Norman, Speak! to your puppy.  See all the suggested books here.

Leo on the Small Screen

Eat Leo Eat coverThanks to Kids Can for this delightful book trailer for Eat, Leo!  Eat!  View it here!

Norman and Christie…

Norman, Speak coverI’m thrilled that Norman, Speak! has been nominated for the 2015 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize.  The award is given to the best picture book by a BC author or illustrator.  What wonderful company I’m in!  See the full list of nominees here.