Here is a doubly nice arrival! Book 3 of the Jasper John Dooley series — Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love, and the paperback edition of Book 1! Thank you Kids Can Press!
Yipee for Jasper John! Book 2, Jasper John Dooley, Left Behind, is one of the Best Children’s Books of 2013 according to Kirkus Reviews. Read the whole list here!
Jasper John Dooley, Left Behind is included in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013. 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 a star!
So excited to receive a PDF version of my first picture book, Norman, Speak! Thanks to Qin Leng for her wonderful illustrations and to Groundwood Books, who will be publishing Norman, Speak! in spring 2014.
I’m so pleased to see Middle of Nowhere nominated for a 2014 Chocolate Lily Book Award. BC kids will be voting for their favourite BC book throughout the year. See the full list of books nominated and congratulations to all the authors.
What a nice surprise to see my name on the cover of the Summer 2013 Canadian Children’s Booknews! The issue recommends more than 30 new books to young readers, including Jasper John Dooley, Left Behind. Reviewer Aliki Tryphonopoulos writes, “If Adderson and Clayton maintain the excellence of the series — and publishers, booksellers and librarians make sure to get them into children’s hands — the Jasper John Dooley series could become a modern Canadian classic.”
How exciting that Middle of Nowhere has been nominated for the 2014 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award! Kids from all over Manitoba will be voting for their favourite book. Read the full list of nominated books.
Middle of Nowhere is the 2013 winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. The honour was presented at the B.C. Book Prize Gala on 4 May at the Lieutenant Governor’s Residence in Victoria, BC. Thanks to Monica Miller and the BC Book Prizes for the photo. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Learn more about all the winners here.
I had a fantastic trip visiting schools and libraries around the Peace River district with my Sheila A. Egoff nominated book Middle of Nowhere. Thanks to all the kids, teachers, principals and librarians of Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd! Thank you to the hardworking folks at the BC Book Prizes!
The lovely Gail Anderson-Dargatz invited me to contribute a Guest Blog to her website. Mine offers nine tips on writing for children. I know, I know. Would it have killed me to come up with ten? Here it is!