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Kathleen Gauer



Toronto children's author, Kathleen Gauer, has published HIGH IN THE SKY (Skipping Stone Press, December 2015) and FOR NO REASON (Skipping Stone Press, June 2017), as well as poetry and magazine and newspaper articles.  Kathleen worked as a contributing associate editor for Spires Magazine (a community focus publication serving Etobicoke) for 15 years and as an arts columnist for the Etobicoke Guardian newspaper.  She recently retired after 30 years as a Special Education Teacher's Assistant with the Toronto District School Board.  When not reading, writing or spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys yoga, knitting, travelling, and singing with The Harmony Singers of Toronto.  She is a volunteer with the IBBY Reading and Refugee Program and also visits libraries and schools with her books. 

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


High in the Sky. Skipping Stone Press, 2015
For No Reason. Skipping Stone Press, 2017


Readers' Favorite Five Stars for For No Reason, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

Toronto Children's Author Kathleen Gauer will read from her picture books, HIGH IN THE SKY and FOR NO REASON.  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 your books in libraries around the world.  She will also answer questions at the end of the programme.  Free bookmarks plus colouring pages designed by Toronto artist and illustrator, Sari Richter, will also be available. Kathleen's books focus on using your creativity and imagination and positive solutions to deal with a classroom bully.

Presentation Length:
45 minutes - 1 hour
Picture Books
Kindergarten to Grades 2/3
Audience size:
up to approximately 75 children - power point for larger groups
Northern OAC WITS:
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GST not applicable