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Ted Staunton

Ted Staunton


Ted Staunton has been publishing stories since writing a picture book called "Puddleman" for a university class way back in the '80s.  Since then he's written over forty books of fiction and non-fiction for readers of middle-grade, YA, picture books, beginning novels and Hi-Lo. He's been nominated for a bunch of awards and even won one of them.

He is a busy presenter at schools, libraries, and festivals across the country. Ted also teaches the Writing Children's Fiction courses at George Brown College. When not talking about books or pecking at a keyboard, he can often be found playing roots music with an eclectic assortment of musicians.

Ted and family live in Port Hope, ON


Port Hope


The Good Fight. 2021, Scholastic Canada
Friends For Real. 2020, Scholastic Canada
It Seemed Like a Good Idea. 2020, Scholastic Canada
What Blows Up (The Almost Epic Squad). 2019, Scholastic Canada
Bounced. 2017, Scholastic Canada
Jump Cut, Coda, Speed (Seven Series, Sequels, Prequels). 2012, 2014, 2016, Orca
POV (Orca Limelights). 2017, Orca
Power Chord, Ace's Basement (Orca Currents). 2011, 2013, Orca
Who I'm Not. 2013, Orca
Harry and Clare's Amazing Staycation. 2017, Tundra Books
The Morgan series, 16 titles, Formac First Novels. 1997-2016, Formac
The Monkey Mountain series, 7 titles . 2000 - 2005, Red Deer Press
Puddleman. 1999. 1988, Red Deer Press, Kids Can Press
Maggie and Cyril series, 5 titles. 1986 - 1991, Kids Can Press
Hope Springs a Leak. 1998, Red Deer Press


CCBC John Spray Mystery Writing Award for Who I'm Not, Orca Books, 2014
nominations for: City of Toronto Book Award, Arthur Ellis Award, Ontario Red Maple & Silver Birch, NS Hackmatack, BC Stellar, MYRA, Rocky Mountain Book Award for The Good Fight, It Seemed Like a Good Idea, Jump Cut, Who I'm Not, Hope Springs a Leak, various years
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

An informal combination of age-appropriate reading, anecdotes, show and tell, Q & A, imagining activities and sometimes, a little music, (Ted brings a guitar and banjo.) all based on the theme “Where Stories Came From and How They Became Books.”

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

Workshops: Ted has a variety of workshops, from a 5-session series in which everyone creates their own picture book, to individual sessions on storyboarding, defining character, and fun with language sounds and sense. His newest workshop is a five-session project in which classes create stories to CDs.