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), 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.
News and events
I’m thrilled that my Jasper John Dooley Series has made the NYC Reads 365 Second Grade Reading List. See all the books here. Now get reading, New York!
Yeah! A Simple Case of Angels has been chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a Best Book for Kids and Teens 2015!
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!
Thanks to Kids Can Press for sending pictures of the fun these readers had at the Jasper John Dooley photobooth!
Finally 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.
Thanks so much to Kids Can Press for this wonderful Jasper John Dooley surprise package!