Kathleen Gauer

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Toronto writer Kathleen Gauer's writing background includes children's books, published poetry and articles, working 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. Currently retired, she was an Educational Assistant in Special Education with the Toronto District School Board. When not writing or reading, Kathleen enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, yoga, knitting, world travel, and singing with The Harmony Singers, a local Toronto choir. She also volunteers with the IBBY Canada Reading and Refugees program in Toronto and does author visits and story time programs in local schools and libraries.

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Kathleen Gauer The idea for writing High in the Sky popped into my head one summer day while relaxing in my backyard with a book. I could hear the neighbour children…moreThe idea for writing High in the Sky popped into my head one summer day while relaxing in my backyard with a book. I could hear the neighbour children’s excited squeals coming from the other side of the fence as they pumped higher and higher on their swings. I pictured my grandchildren and how they love to swing and dream on a swing. It also reminded me of my childhood, flying high and carefree on a tire swing. All I had to do was bend my knees and off I’d go. My imagination would take me anywhere. My mother was also in my mind when I wrote this story. She used to read the poem The Swing from the book, A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson. “How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue…” My mother passed away last December but I was able to read High in the Sky to her in the hospital.(less)
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For No Reason

For No Reason will delight young readers with its colourful, realistic characters and also encourage them to use their creativity to solve problems in positive ways. Follow Jamie Higgins as she comes up with a comical way to deal with a classroom bully without having to resort to meanness. Lots of creative activities at the back of the book to engage readers and get them thinking about their own e Read more of this blog post »
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Ack! The Nantucket Duckling by A.K. Spurway
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“Be brave enough to be yourself” is the important message in “Ack! The Nantucket Duckling”, a heartwarming, charmingly illustrated tale about a duckling with a big problem. His beak looks like a shiny brass trumpet and makes a funny “ack, ack” sound. ...more
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Play Kind by Jacquelyn Stagg
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In PLAY KIND, ACTS OF KINDNESS FOR KIDS, Author Jacqueline Stagg not only encourages children to “play kind”, she provides fifteen tangible ways for young readers to spread kindness. Everything from selling lemonade and sending postcards to seniors,
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Meet Rambee Boo! by Reena Korde Pagnoni
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MEET RAMBEE BOO by Reena Korde Pagnoni, charmingly illustrated by Stephen Lomazzo, is a fun-to-to-read aloud rhyming tale about a kind, sweet and silly dog named Rambee Boo and his human brother Rock. Rock is anxiously awaiting beach day on Saturday. ...more
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Zoey and the Forest Friends by Erin Mary Kelly
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ZOEY AND THE FOREST FRIENDS by award-winning writer E. M. Kelly and charmingly illustrated by Tami Boyce, is a delightful, heartwarming story about a young girl named Zoey who is leaving her family’s cottage at the end of the summer to begin universi ...more
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Things Feel Different- A Children's Story of Coping with Covi... by Jessica Brzezinski
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THINGS FEEL DIFFERENT written and illustrated by Jessica Brzezinski is a beautifully crafted, heartwarming story that begins with the captivating words, “Ever since it happened, things have felt…well…different.” What follows is the poignant story of ...more
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The Very Oldest Pear Tree by Nancy I. Sanders
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THE VERY OLDEST PEAR TREE by best-selling, award-winning writer Nancy I. Sanders, is a well-researched, fascinating and true adventure story about America’s oldest living tree, the Endicott Pear Tree. Still standing strong today, the Endicott Pear Tr ...more
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Where My Breath Loves Me by Claire E. Hallinan
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Insightful Book About Mindfulness

WHERE MY BREATH LOVES ME by Claire E. Hallinan, charmingly llustrated by Charity Russell is a great book to help young readers learn about mindfulness and how our breath can help us live our lives in peace and happin
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Lucky's Adventure in the Great Outdoors by Elizabeth Macy
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Charming and Educational Adventure Story

LUCKY’S ADVENTURE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS by Elizabeth Macy is the perfect book to teach young readers about gratitude, kindness, friendships, self-confidence, and teamwork! Lucky Charms, a city dog, and Hershey
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Something Lost Something Found by Natalia Paruzel-Gibson
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Finding Happiness in Times of Loss

“Something Lost Something Found” is a beautifully written, heartwarming story about a young girl Ella who greatly misses her mom. She feels “like a balloon without air”, noodles gone cold on a plate”, and like she is
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“My Mommy likes to wiggle And it really makes me giggle. The music keeps her moving And she's smiling as she's grooving.
She goes...Wiggle, wiggle to the left; wiggle to the right, Wiggle, wiggle, jiggle, jiggle - Dancing through the night...”
Kathleen Gauer

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
Albert Einstein




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