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), 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.

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

Reading Lights

me and reading lightsI’m honoured that Norman, Speak!  will be on permanent display on a light post next to Renfrew Park.  This is part of an initiative by Vancouver Public Library and Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC to bring BC authored books into public spaces.  Read about all the Reading Lights books here.

Chef Mario Batali Meets Leo!

Mario Batali FoundationWhat a delicious thrill!  Chef Mario Batali has selected Eat, Leo! Eat! for his Healthy Kids Foundation through First Book!  The Mario Batali Foundation “strives to ensure all children are well read, well fed and well cared for.”  Read about all the books and this initiative here.

Norman in Every Home

Norman, Speak coverCBC Books has pu together a list of 12 contemporary picture books every Canadian home should have.  And look who’s there!  Norman, Speak!  Thank you CBC Books!  Read the whole list here.

NYC Reads 365

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!

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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