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Kathleen Gauer

2018

 

Toronto children's author, Kathleen Gauer, has published HIGH IN THE SKY (2015), FOR NO REASON (2017), THE WISH CARVERS (2019), BATHTIME FUN! (2021), as well as poetry and magazine and newspaper articles.  Kathleen worked as a contributing associate editor for a Toronto community focus magazine for 15 years and as an arts columnist for the Etobicoke Guardian newspaper.  She recently retired as a Special Education Teacher's Assistant after working with the Toronto District School Board for 29 years.  When not writing or reading, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, yoga, hiking, knitting, world travel, and choral singing.  She also volunteers with IBBY Canada's Readers and Refugee Program in Toronto and also does author visits and storytime programs in libraries and schools. 

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

High in the Sky. Skipping Stone Press, 2015
For No Reason. Skipping Stone Press, 2017
The Wish Carvers. Skipping Stone Press, 2019
Bathtime Fun!. Skipping Stone Press, 2021

Awards

Readers' Favorite Five Stars for For No Reason, 2017
Canada Book Award for The Wish Carvers, 2021
CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials, 5-star - highly recommended for The Wish Carvers, 2019
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Toronto Children's Author Kathleen Gauer will read from her picture books (HIGH IN THE SKY, FOR NO REASON, THE WISH CARVERS, and BATHTIME FUN!)  After reading each story and engaging the students interactively, she will talk to the children about how she came up with the ideas, how she wrote the books and also how much fun it is to be an author with books in libraries around the world.  She will also answer questions at the end of the program.  Free bookmarks plus colouring pages designed by the books' illustrator, Sari Richter, will also be available. Kathleen's books focus on using your creativity and imagination and positive solutions to dealing with a classroom bully.

Presentation Length:
45 minutes - 1 hour
Genre:
Picture Books
Grades:
Kindergarten to Grades 2/3
Audience size:
up to approximately 75 children - power point for larger groups
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$100
Two sessions:
$150
Three sessions:
$200
Four sessions:
$250
GST:
GST not applicable