Walking through the streets of Toronto, you might encounter beautiful butterflies on the garage doors of many houses. You might stop and admire them for a bit before continuing your wander. If you walk to the Lakefront, you might look for balancing rocks on the shore. They will remind you of the precious life we are living and of the importance to just stop and listen. And while you are doing these things, look around. You might meet one of Toronto’s best children’s authors, Kathleen Gauer. She will be enjoying the exact same things alongside you. Stop her, and ask her about her magical books. I promise you, you will not regret it.


If you haven’t heard of Kathleen Gauer, let me tell you more about her.

Kathleen Gauer is a Canadian writer, author of four books for childrenHigh in the Sky, For No Reason, The Wish Carvers, and Bathtime Fun!. She also writes poetry, and magazine and newspaper articles.  Her award-winning books have been acquired by libraries across Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Kathleen has 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 a Special Education Teacher’s Assistant 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 volunteers with IBBY Canada’s Readers and Refugees program in Toronto and does author visits and storytime programs in local schools and libraries.

And what are her books about?

Bathtime Fun!

Bathtime is fun!!!

Find out why in this bubbly, fun-to-read-aloud, tug adventure. With bright, bold, playful illustrations, diverse characters, and an engaging, rhythmic text, this delightful book is sure to spark the imagination of young readers everywhere. When you combine adventure with getting clean, bath time is a fun time! 

The Wish Carvers

When two sibling elves, Fay and Eddie, come across an old carving knife with the words “what’s carved with me will come to be” on the handle, they decide to carve and paint a pot of gold, a large stone cottage and finally a fairytale castle.
But with each wish granted comes more and more complications.

Can they find a way to return to their peaceful life?
Find out in this charmingly illustrated whimsical tale that will delight young and old alike!

For No Reason

For No Reason is an insightful tale about a better way to handle a bullying situation, following Jamie Higgins and a new boy in her class who keeps picking on her. Can Jamie solve this problem without getting into trouble?

High in the Sky

High in the Sky is a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud story about a child whose solution to boredom and restlessness is riding on a tire swing.

With its upbeat, rhythmic text and charming pastel watercolours, High in the Sky illustrates how children can be both active and imaginative while riding on a swing.

Included at the back of the book, there are lots of fun, creative and educational activities that children, parents and educators will enjoy.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Share with me in the comments.
Kathleen Gauer’s info so that you can have a peek for yourself:

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