About MeAidan Cassie studied animation and earned a media arts degree at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design as well as Edinburgh College of Art. She is the + read more author-illustrator of three picture books and she's probably working on more humorous and heart-warming stories right now (*working* may include doodling, hiking in the woods, or napping). She lives with her small family and big dog on Salt Spring Island in the Salish Sea. Show Less

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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Picture Books

Published WorksThe Word For Friend – Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan, 2020
ISBN: 978-0-374-31046-2

Little Juniper Makes It Big – Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan 2019
ISBN: 978-0-374-31045-5

Sterling, Best Dog Ever – Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-374-30614-4

Speaking InformationAidan can’t wait to come to your school or library, or do a virtual visit! She’ll share with your students an interactive presentation on her process + read more including:

Making and Editing Picture Books
Ideas for Coming up with Ideas
Character Design

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    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6

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Testimonials"From a teacher's perspective, this was the strongest author visit and presentation I have ever + read more experienced. Aidan's professional slideshow and interactive style engaged and captivated students. Her real-life experiences and examples of her personal writing and drawing process are an inspiration to budding classroom authors AND students who have challenges with writing."
- Tanya Grant, Grade 4-5, Salt Spring Elementary School Show Less
“Very engaging, dynamic and inspiring! She had the kids on the edge of their seats!”
- Schuyler + read more Koby, Grade 2-3 Teacher, Centre School 
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"Aidan’s presentation was fun, interactive and informative - all the students and staff (K-5) loved + read more this author visit. Aidan’s presentation supports our school writing goal and has inspired our young writers and artists."
- Marie Mullen, Principal, Fulford Community School
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Awards and Recognition:The Word For Friend, 2020
*Kirkus Starred review, Best Book of the Year + show more List

Sterling, Best Dog Ever, 2018
* WINNER of the 2019 Victoria Children's Book Prize
* WINNER of the Funniest Children's Book Award: Oy Vey! The Joan Betty Stuchner Award
* Finalist for 2019 BC Book Prize: Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature

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