Kathleen Gauer
BIO
Biography

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, golf, 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. 

ADDRESS
City: Toronto, Province/Territory: Ontario
EMAIL
GENRE
Picture Books
LANGUAGES
English
AWARDS
Awards
Name
Readers' Favorite Five Stars
Publication
For No Reason
Year
2017
Name
Canada Book Award
Publication
The Wish Carvers
Year
2021
Name
CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials, 5-star - highly recomended
Publication
The Wish Carvers
Year
2020
Name
CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials, 4/5 Star - highly recommended
Publication
Bathtime Fun!
Year
2021
Name
Readers' Favorite Five Stars
Publication
High in the Sky
Year
2015
Name
Readers' Favorite Five Stars
Publication
Bathtime Fun!
Year
2021
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
no limit for virtual presentations; in-person, up to 75 students
Presentation Length
45 minutes - 1 hour
Presentation Description
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, Kathleen 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.  Kathleen's books focus on using your creativity and imagination and positive solutions to dealing with a classroom bully.

Presentation Fee(s)
$150 - 1 session
School presentation details
Audience Size
no limit for virtual presentations; in person, up to 75 students
Intended Audience
5-8 years, grades K-3
Presentation Length
45 minutes - 1 hour
Presentation Description
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, Kathleen 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.  Kathleen's books focus on using your creativity and imagination and positive solutions to dealing with a classroom bully.

Presentation Fee(s)
$150 - 1 session
Programs & Interests
Interested in participating Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
All members are eligible for the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program. Are you interested in participating in this pro
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
The Union’s Northern Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program funds in-person visits to northern Ontario schools when possible. Ar
No