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…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

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High in the Sky

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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 ow... Read more of this blog post »
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The Wish Carvers by Kathleen Gauer
"THE WISH CARVERS is a wonderful book for both old and young readers. There are many life lessons throughout. I won't give it away with a spoiler but be careful what you wish for! Sari Richter's illustrations are bold and unique. When reading the b..." Read more of this review »
"“Why?” Over the past week, I have consciously asked myself this question. Why did I wave off the man behind me who honked because I wasn’t moving fast enough in the Tim Horton’s drive through?  Why was I upset when my husband asked a simple questi..." Read more of this blog post »
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Bo the Bat by Alma Hammond
Bo the Bat
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Readers of Bo the Bat by award-winning children’s author Alma Hammond will not only be delighted with this fun-to-read-aloud, charmingly illustrated Halloween tale, they will also learn that bats are amazing creatures. Did you know that bats see by b ...more
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Steering Through It by Lynn  McLaughlin
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Gripping from beginning to end! This is how I would describe Steering Through It, the honest, thought-provoking and inspirational memoir by Lynn McLaughlin. A Canadian author, educator and public speaker, Lynn begins her story: “I had no idea what th ...more
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Gripping from beginning to end! This is how I would describe Steering Through It, the honest, thought-provoking and inspirational memoir by Lynn McLaughlin. A Canadian author, educator and public speaker, Lynn begins her story: “I had no idea what th ...more
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The Mango Seed Doll by Karlene J Froling
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Readers of The Mango Seed Doll by Karlene J. Froling will not only learn about the creative, resourceful Jamaican art of making a mango seed doll, they will also discover that being different is what makes us beautiful. In this charming, heartwarming ...more
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I Love Being Me, Uniquely Me! by Karlene J Froling
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With its bouncy, fun-to-read rhythmic text and charming, vibrant illustrations, I LOVE BEING ME, UNIQUELY ME! by Karlene J. Froling, illustrated by Kaustuv Brahmachari, depicts children of all ages and cultures, embracing who they are. One of the boo ...more
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With its bouncy, fun-to-read rhythmic text and charming, vibrant illustrations, I LOVE BEING ME, UNIQUELY ME! by Karlene J. Froling, illustrated by Kaustuv Brahmachari, depicts children of all ages and cultures, embracing who they are. One of the boo ...more
For No Reason by Kathleen Gauer
"Don't you just hate when it seems like someone doesn't like you.... for no reason! It's tough as an adult, but especially as a child, bullying can be detrimental! In this Book, "For No Reason," Jamie Higgins is the victim of a bully. It was refres..." Read more of this review »
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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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