Interview on CBC’s Fresh Air

I got to sit down with with host CBC Mary Ito to chat about some Canadian book series to get your kids hooked on this summer:

The books and links I mentioned:

Books for 3 – 6 year-olds
Gabby by Joyce Grant
Giraffe Meets Bird by Rebecca Bender
Franklin by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
Discovering Words by Neepin Auger
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Books for 6 – 12 year-olds
Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Neil Flambe by Kevin Sylvester
The Seven Series by various
I am Canada series by various
Books for 13 and up
Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri
The Agency by Y.S. Lee
Bookweird by Paul Glennon
The Madgeburg Trilogy by Kat Kruger
Transcendent by Leslie Livingston

Interview on CBC’s Fresh Air

I was lucky enough to chat with host CBC Mary Ito about how to get your kids writing – take a listen (yes, I know it gets cut off at the end – I’ve sent them an email about it).

The links I mentioned:

Teaching Kids News

Classroom visits and Teachers Guides

Classroom full of kids!
A classroom full of awesome kids!

I’ve been visiting classrooms in Toronto a couple times a month and it’s always a fabulous time. I do Skype classrooms only every couple of months but I’d love to do more of those to expand my range beyond the Toronto-area.

I find that the kids are generally really curious about the process it takes to go from writer to published author and beyond. Many of them have real aspirations to write books and I can’t tell you how humbling it is to encourage them to believe in themselves and hope I someday get a signed copy of their books.

This week I dropped off some copies of my Teachers Guide as well, I think printing it off and leaving it with the lovely teachers who invite me to their classrooms is the least I can do.

If you want to book me to come talk to your grade-school kids (or if you’re a parent who wants to pass this on to the school librarian or teacher) please drop me an email. I can talk about any number of writing-related subjects including tagging into an upcoming writing assignment. Just email me at karmicangie at!