About MeI am an author, speaker and instructor of creative writing workshops. I have a master's degree in children's literature from the University of British + read more Columbia, and have written a number of acclaimed books for young readers, including the early reader series Tiny Tails, the picture book series Duck, Duck, Dinosaur, and Clover's Luck—the opener of the enchanting Magical Adoption Agency series—featuring Clover, an unlucky girl who discovers a magical cottage in the woods, which is home to fairy horses, unicorns and a fiery dragon. I've always loved writing from the time I was a child, and now love to bring that same joy to the students I teach. Show Less

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

Published WorksThe Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 1: Clover's Luck.
Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
(ISBN: 978-1443419802)

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 2: The Enchanted Egg. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
(ISBN: 978-1443419833)

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 3: The Missing Magic. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
(ISBN: 978-1443419864)

The Lost Gift. Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.
(ISBN: 978-0553524826)

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur. Illustrated by Oriol Vidal.
(ISBN: 978-0062353085)

Spark. Illustrated by Genevieve Cote.
(ISBN: 978-1-927018-24-8)

Flare. Illustrated by Genevieve Cote.
(ISBN: 978-1-927018507)

Splash. Illustrated by Genevieve Cote.
(ISBN: 978-1-927018774)

Speaking InformationAlongside writing, I present to students at schools, libraries, bookstores, and writing workshops. I have taught creative writing programs in Canada and South + read more Korea and at kids' writing camps such as the Youth Write Camp, sponsored by Raise-a-Reader, and the Vancouver Public Library Summer Bookcamp. I have presented publishing workshops to authors and illustrators through SCWBI, and taught at Emily Carr University and CAPP University.

My school presentations are designed to empower and inspire students of all grades to read and write their own stories.

Soaring Through Stories is my standard school presentation. In this vibrant visit, I share with students how I was inspired to become an author. I present my work--books I created in childhood to the published series that I write today. My latest is The Magical Animal Adoption Agency, published by Disney Hyperion in the US and HarperCollins in Canada. Students will get a glimpse at my notebooks, the studio I write in, and inspiration I draw upon. This presentation is designed to empower and inspire students of all grades to read and write their own stories. At the end of the presentation, I lead the students in creating their own mythical creature through an activity called the “two-part-picture”.

The format is suitable for groups as small as 20 and as large as 250-though the smaller the group, the more interactive the presentation. Each presentation typically lasts between 60 to 75 minutes. Show Less

    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
  • College / University / Adult

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TestimonialsOver the years, Kallie George has visited more than a dozen schools, proving to be a
valuable + read more presenter of our RAR Program. She engages the young students in games,
questions with answers, while raising their interest in her story's characters and story line.
The students eagerly gathered around Kalli to listen to her every word.""
- Yasmin John-Thorpe, Organizer Raise a Reader South Okanagan

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The writing produced under her guidance was amazing! Especially notable was her ability to inspire + read more even the most reluctant children with her kind and gentle approach.
Kallie is warm, expressive, and genuine. Just like her books!
- Sheilagh Martin, York House School Show Less
Kallie designs a range of workshop topics to benefit all elementary grade levels including + read more kindergarten. She is always well organized for each class. Her presentations include a power point on the topic and fun handouts for the students to implement in the writing activity. The topics immediately evoke creative thought. After her presentations, students are able to jump right in to the writing activity. The students truly enjoy their time with her and even reluctant writers are able to produce work.
- Linda Haugen
School District #60

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Awards and Recognition:The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 1: Clover's Luck.
- A Cybils Finalist
- 2016 OLA + show more Best Bets Award Winner
- A Silver Birch Express Award Honor Book
- 2016 SYRCA Shining Willow Finalist
- 2015, Children's Book Council Hot Off the Presses Pick
- Sunburst Award Nominee

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 2: The Enchanted Egg.
- 2016, Children's Book Council Hot Off the Presses Pick

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur. Illustrated by Oriol Vidal.
- *Association for Library Service to Children Summer Reading List Pick

Spark. Illustrated by Genevieve Cote.
- A Junior Library Guild Selection
- A Best Book for Kids and Teens Pick, Spring 2014, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Reading Lights Selected Title

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