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

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.

Special Delivery!

Kids Can Press BooksHow wonderful to receive this box of books from Kids Can Press!  Inside you’ll see my new picture book, Eat, Leo!  Eat!, Book 4 in my Jasper John Dooley series, Jasper John Dooley, You’re in Trouble, as well as Book 3 in paperback.  Oh, frabjous day!

USBBY 2015 Outstanding International Books List

USBBY logoNorman, Speak! has made the prestigious USBBY Outstanding International Books List!  I’m especially proud of illustrator Qin Leng who has TWO books on the list.  Way to go Qin and Norman!  See the list here.

Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets of 2014

Jasper John Dooley, NOT in LoveHow thrilling that both Norman, Speak!  and Jasper John Dooley NOT in Love made the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets of 2014.  Read the full list here.

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.