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How do you say Zorgamazoo in German?

Quick question: What do I have in common with Pearl S. Buck, Roald Dahl, Cory Doctorow, Ted Hughes, Brian Selznick and Charles Simic? Absolutely nothing, you say? Well, you’re close. The answer is we’re all going to be translated into … More

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Interview with Books For Breakfast

Last week I did and interview with Dan Evans, who works at the wonderful Bookshelf Cafe & Cinema in Guelph. He also happens to be one of the hosts of CFRU 93.3‘s morning radio program, Books for Breakfast. For some … More

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Zorgamazoo Optioned for Film by the Producer of Shrek

This week, I did an event called Meet the Writers, part of the TIFF Kids film festival. Film festival? you ask. But I thought you wrote books. Indeed, I do. The thing is, they wanted a series of writers working … More

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California Young Reader Medal Awards Banquet

Earlier this month, I travelled to Pasadena to receive the 2011 California Young Reader Medal. As with any reader’s choice award, it was a great honour. That’s because the medal isn’t awarded by a jury; it’s voted on by readers all … More

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Rhyming Verse is the First-Person Shooter of Children’s Literature

I’m not what you might called “a gamer.” You could count the number of video games I’ve played in my lifetime on two hands. I’m talking about single games—like single plays. Maybe twelve at most. So I’m no expert. But … More

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