Kids' Books I Love / Books I Loved as a Kid
One of the best things about being a writer for children is the excuse it gives me to read children’s books. I confess that I often enjoy reading children’s books a lot more than adult books. I also love to … Continue reading
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.
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, 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!
What 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.
Little 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.