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About MeI'm the author of a bunch of books for kids starting with the chapter books I, Bruno (Orca 2007) and Bruno For Real (Orca 2009). From Kids Can Press comes the + read more hilarious Jasper John Dooley series: Star of the Week (2012), Left Behind (2013), NOT in Love (2014), You're In Trouble (2015), Lost and Found (2015) and Public Library Enemy #1 (2016). Middle grade readers may enjoy my novels Very Serious Children (Scholastic 2007), Middle of Nowhere (Groundwood 2012) and A Simple Case of Angels (Groundwood 2014). I've also published three picture books: Norman, Speak! (Groundwood 2014), Eat, Leo! Eat! (Kids Can 2015), and I Love You One to Ten (Groundwood 2015).

My children’s books have accumulated many stars and won the Diamond Willow Award, the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children's Story Award, the Sheila Egoff Award, and the Chocolate Lily Book Award. Three of my titles have been Junior Library Guild Selections and have appeared on numerous Best Book lists. Nominations include the Canadian Library Association's Children's Book of the Year, the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, multiple Chocolate Lily Book Awards, the Rocky Mountain Book Award, and the Shining Willow Award. I live in Vancouver, B.C. with my husband, dog, and the son who lied to us when he promised he’d always be seven. Show Less


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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Picture Books
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • YA Fiction
  • Editorial Services

Published WorksJasper John Dooley, Public Library Enemy #1, Kids Can Press, 2016: a chapter book

Jasper John Dooley, Lost and Found, Kids Can Press, 2015: a chapter book

Eat, Leo! Eat! Kids Can Press, 2015: a picture book

I Love You One to Ten, Groundwood Books 2015; Korea Piaget 2016: a picture book

Jasper John Dooley, You’re in Trouble, Kids Can Press, 2015: a chapter book

A Simple Case of Angels, Groundwood Books, 2014; Kodansha, Japan: a middle-grade novel

Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love, Kids Can Press, 2014: a chapter book

Norman, Speak!, Groundwood Books, 2014; The BookInMyLife Publishing Company, South Korea 2015: a picture book

Jasper John Dooley, Left Behind, Kids Can Press, 2013: a chapter book

The Middle of Nowhere, Groundwood, 2012; Kodansha, Japan 2014: a middle-grade novel

Jasper John Dooley, Star of the Week, Kids Can Press, 2012: a chapter book

Film Studies, Annick Press, 2010: a teen novella

Bruno for Real, Orca Book Publishers, 2009: stories for emerging readers

Very Serious Children, Scholastic, 2007; Des enfants drolement serieux in the French translation; Epsilon, Turkey, 2010: a middle-grade novel

I, Bruno, Orca Book Publishers, 2007: stories for emerging readers

Speaking InformationElementary

Caroline’s interactive hour-long presentations are for groups of up to 60 students based on one of her books or book series. The + read more presentation includes a reading, games and activities, a question period, and a book signing. Writing activities can also be included. Books may be purchased in advance at a discount, though advanced notice is needed to arrange for this. She also offers a presentation on Writing and Publishing Books for all ages.


High School

Caroline’s hour-long presentations at the high school level include readings from her teen and adult fiction, discussion of the creative process, a question period and a book signing. Books may be purchased in advance at a discount, though advanced notice is needed to arrange for this.

Caroline also offers writing workshops for teens which she developed for the Teen Book Camp during her tenure as the 2008 Vancouver Public Library Writer- in-Residence. Workshops can be a single 2-hour session, or a series of more intensive workshops. Topics include: Mining Your Childhood, Noticing and Recording, Art as Inspiration, Developing Characters and Becoming a Writer. Each session includes writing exercises, small group activities, teen-friendly readings and lively discussions.


Rates

Caroline’s rates are set by CWILL and CANSCAIP. She charges $250 for an hour-long presentation, plus travel expenses. The fee for her 2-hour teen workshop is $400, plus travel expenses. HST applies.

Caroline is also available for talks, readings and question and answer sessions through Skype. An hour presentation is $200.




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    I Will Travel To:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School
  • College / University / Adult

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Awards and Recognition:PRIZES AND HONOURS

Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2015-16
USSBY Outstanding International + show more Book 2015
Ontario Library Association Best Bet for 2014
A Kirkus Review Best Children’s Book of 2014
Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014 Starred Selection
Junior Library Guild Selection, 2014
A Kirkus Review Best Children’s Book of 2013
Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013 Starred Selection
The Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, 2013
A Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, 2013
Quill and Quire Best Books of 2012
Ontario Library Association Best Bet for 2012
Junior Library Guild Selection, 2012
Best Books for Kids and Teens 2012 Starred Selection
CBC’s The Next Chapter’s Summer 2012 Reading List Selection
Open Book Toronto Summer 2012 Reading Recommendation
Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children's Story Award, 2012
The Diamond Willow Award, 2008

NOMINATIONS

Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2016-17
Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2015-16
Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Award, 2015
The Diamond Willow Award, 2015
Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2014-15
Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2013-14
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014
Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2013-14
The Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children, 2012
Cybil Award, 2012
The Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2009
The Shining Willow Award, 2009
The Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2009
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