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Dan Bar-el

Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children’s author, educator and storyteller. His writing includes chapter books, picture books and graphic novels.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

It's Great Being a Dad. Tundra Books, 2017
Dog Night at the Story Zoo. Tundra Books, 2017
Audrey (cow). Tundra Books, 2014
Nine Words Max. Tundra Books, 2014
A Fish Named Glub. Kids Can Press, 2014
Dream Boats. Simply Read Books, 2013
Not Your Typical Dragon. Viking Books, 2013
That One Spooky Night. Kids Can Press, 2012
Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?. Simply Read Books, 2011
It's All Greek to Me, Jack. Gumboot Books, 2009
Such a Prince. Clarion Books, 2007
Alphabetter. Orca Book Publishers, 2006
Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill. Orca Book Publishers, 2006
Things Are Looking Up, Jack. Orca Book Publishers, 2003

Awards

shortlisted, Governor General's Award for Audrey (cow), 2015
shortlisted, Rocky Mountain Award for Audrey (cow), 2016
shortlisted, Red Cedar Award for Audrey (cow), 2015/2016
shortlisted, Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award for Audrey (cow), 2015
Winner, Chocolate Lily Award for Not Your Typical Dragon, 2014-2015
shortlisted, Chocolate Lily Award for Dream Boats, 2014-2015
shortlisted, BC Book Prize for Not Your Typical Dragon, 2014
shortlisted, Hackmatack Children's Choice book Awards for That One Spooky Night, 2013/2014
Junior Library Guild Selection for That One Spooky Night, 2012
shortlisted, Marilyn Baillie CCBC Award for Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?, 2012
shortlisted, BC Book Prize for Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?, 2012
shortlisted, Chocolate Lily Award for Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?, 2012-2013
Blue Spruce Award - Honour Book for Such a Prince, 2009
Winner, Silver Birch Express Award for Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill, 2008
shortisted, Shining Willow Award for Alphabetter, 2008
Chosen for Ready, Set, Learn BC gov't literacy program for Alphabetter, 2007
shortlisted, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Alphabetter, 2007
Winner, Nevada Young Readers Award for Not Your Typical Dragon, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Please email me to request an information brochure regarding the many presentations I offer schools and libraries.

danbarel@telus.net

As well as sessions that build upon my specific books, I also offer comedy writing, character voice & dialogue, and graphic novel writing workshops.  Storytelling performances for younger grades are available too.

Presentation Length:
varies
Genre:
children's books
Grades:
preschool - grade 9
Audience size:
varies
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$
GST:
GST applicable