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About MeI'm the author of a bunch of books for kids of all ages. Very Serious Children (Scholastic 2007) is a very funny novel about two brothers, the sons of clowns, + read more who run away from the circus. I, Bruno (Orca 2007) and its sequel, Bruno For Real (Orca 2009), are stories for emerging readers featuring seven year-old Bruno and his true life adventures. From Kids Can Press comes the hilarious Jasper John Dooley chapter book series: 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-grade readers will love Middle of Nowhere (Groundwood 2012), about two inner city brothers who abscond to the north woods with an elderly neighbour in order to stay out of foster care, 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, and The Almost True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat (Groundwood 2019), about a visually impaired cat and his hilarious six-legged parasitical sidekick who find themselves involved in some of the pivotal events of early 20th century history. And look out for Jasper John Dooley’s nemesis, Isabel, who will soon have her own series starting with Izzy in the Doghouse (Kids Can Press 2020).

My picture books include: Norman, Speak! (Groundwood 2014), Eat, Leo! Eat! (Kids Can 2015), I Love You One to Ten (Groundwood 2015), Pierre & Paul: Avalanche! and Pierre & Paul: Dragons! (Owlkids 2020) and It Happened on Sweet Street (Tundra 2020).

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

Published Works
Izzy in the Doghouse, Kids Can Press, 2020: first in a chapter book series

Pierre & Paul: Dragons, Owl Kids Books, 2020: bilingual picture book

Pierre & Paul: Avalanche, Owl Kids Books, 2020: bilingual picture book

It Happened on Sweet Street, Tundra, 2020: picture book

The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat, Groundwood, 2019: a middle grade novel

Jasper 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. GST 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:
  • Virtual presentations & visits
  • 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

Junior Library Guild Selection, 2020
Chocolate Lily Book Award, + show more 2015-16
USSBY Outstanding International 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, 2017-18
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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