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Kathleen Gauer

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Toronto writer Kathleen Gauer's published works include illustrated children's books, High in the Sky, For No Reason, The Wish Carvers, and Bathtime Fun! as well as poetry, and magazine and newspaper articles. Her books have been acquired in libraries across Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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 retired as an Educational Assistant in Special Education after working with the Toronto District School Board for 29 years. When not writing or reading, Kathleen enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, yoga, hiking, golf, knitting, world travel, and choral singing. She also vo
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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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My Mommy Likes To Wiggle

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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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Published on June 28, 2017 20:23 Tags: bullying, humour, positive-problem-solving

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How I Wonder Where You Are by Anna Maria DiDio
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An inspiring, charmingly illustrated, heartwarming story about a young girl named Carla who was adopted from Colombia. Although her new family experience is loving and positive, Carla still has feelings of grief and wondering. She is sometimes jealou ...more
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Ebony and Her Crown by Nicole Marshall
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When Ebony looks in the mirror and sees the “big poof” on her head, she wonders why her hair is so big. Her mom tells her that her hair is her crown but Ebony says her hair is puffy and hard to comb out, not shiny and sparkly like a crown. She wishes ...more
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Hammy Hammerhead's (almost) Big Adventure! by Mike Crowder
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Hammy is a hammerhead shark who lives in Sharkland, possibly the biggest aquarium in the whole world. Hammy loves to play Pufferball with his shark friends but during one of their games, a school bully named Spike comes along and tries to spoil their ...more
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Hammy Hammerhead's (almost) Big Adventure! by Mike Crowder
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Hammy is a hammerhead shark who lives in Sharkland, possibly the biggest aquarium in the whole world. Hammy loves to play Pufferball with his shark friends but during one of their games, a school bully named Spike comes along and tries to spoil their ...more
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Wild about the Alphabet! by Mike Crowder
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A unique, educational and fun alphabet book for children and adults alike with bold, colourful abstract illustrations and lots of fascinating animals. Also included is a pronunciation guide for unusual animal names like Axolotl, Echidna, and Quetzal. ...more
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Mommy Has a Boo-Boo by Marci G Cox
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A personal, heartwarming story which unfolds with a mother explaining in child-friendly language that she has a boo-boo that is different than the boo-boo you get when you fall off your bike and scrape your knee. She describes cancer as a lump or bum ...more
High in the Sky by Kathleen Gauer
"A sweet read aloud about boy using his imagination to swing his troubles away. Adorable illustrations to engage readers. This book is a perfect reminder to take time to enjoy ourselves when feeling overburdened with life. "
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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...”
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“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
Albert Einstein




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