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Kathy Stinson

Kathy Stinson is a familiar name in children’s literature. She wrote the award-winning Red is Best and Big or Little?—two of the first picture books for preschoolers in Canada. Both were a huge success and have since achieved international acclaim. Red is Best 25th Anniversary Edition was released in 2006 a newly illustrated Big or Little? was published in 2009. Kathy’s latest book, The Man with the Violin (2013), was greeted with rave reviews, including starred reviews in Kirkus and uill & uire. Illustrated by Duan Petricic, this beautifully evocative picture book tells the true story of world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, who conducted an experiment by anonymously playing his priceless violin in the Washington D.C. subway station. Kathy grew up in Toronto. “My love affair with books began as a child,” she says. “I remember regular visits to the library, getting stacks of books to read.” She still has a notebook of stories that she wrote when she was in grade four. She believes that reading a lot is the key to becoming a good writer. In the early 1970s Kathy attended university while teaching elementary school. In 1981, she took a course called “How to write and get published.” The titles she has published in the years since range from picture books to young adult novels, from historical fiction chapter books to short stories in the horror genre. 2008 sees the publication of her first brand-new picture book in sixteen years! Kathy enjoys visiting schools across Canada, and especially talking with fellow writers. In 1987 she traveled to England as part of an exchange of Canadian and British children’s authors. She has helped students across Canada pursue their own creative projects through the Writers in Electronic Residence program, and in many communities has conducted writing workshops for children and for adults. When she’s not busy writing or reading, Kathy is a self-proclaimed jigsaw puzzle addict. Her children now grown, she lives with her partner, editor Peter Carver, in a hamlet not far from Guelph, Ontario.

Books by Kathy Stinson

The Girl Who Loved Giraffes

And Became the World's First Giraffologist

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by François Thisdale

The Girl Who Loved Giraffes

And Became the World's First Giraffologist

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by François Thisdale

Lady with the Books, The

A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Marie Lafrance

The Dog Who Wanted to Fly

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Brandon James Scott

Munsch fall 2017 board book package 1

by (author) Robert Munsch & Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Duan Petricic, Robin Baird Lewis & Michael Martchenko

Annikin package

by (author) Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko & Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis

The Dance of the Violin

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Harry and Walter

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Qin Leng

El Rojo es Mejor

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis

Big or Little?

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell

The Man with the Violin

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

What Happened to Ivy

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Le rouge, c'est bien mieux!

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis

Highway of Heroes

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Our Canadian Girl Marie-Claire

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Love Every Leaf

The Life of Landscape Architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

by (author) Kathy Stinson

A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in it

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Deirdre Betteridge

Fish House Secrets

by (author) Kathy Stinson

One Year Commencing

by (author) Kathy Stinson

The Bare Naked Book

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Heather Collins

101 Ways to Dance

by (author) Kathy Stinson

One More Clue

by (author) Kathy Stinson

The Great Bike Race

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Seven Clues

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Our Canadian Girl Marie Claire #4 Angels in Winter

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Becoming Ruby

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Our Canadian Girl: Treasury Volume One

by (author) Sharon Mckay, Lynne Kositsky, Julie Lawson & Kathy Stinson

Our Canadian Girl Marie Claire 3 Pack

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Our Canadian Girl Marie Claire #2 a Season of Sorrow

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Our Canadian Girl Marie Claire #1 Dark Spring

by (author) Kathy Stinson

King of the Castle

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Those Green Things

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Deirdre Betteridge

The Great Pebble Creek Bike Race

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Writing Your Best Picture Book Ever

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Alan Daniel & Lea Daniel

The Fabulous Ball Book

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Red is Best (Annikin Miniature Edition)

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis

Who Is Sleeping In Aunty's Bed?

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Dressed Up Book

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Heather Collins

Parfois grand, parfois petit

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Robin Lewis

Nounours-lapin

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Stéphane Poulin

Red is Best

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Robin Lewis

Seven Clues in Pebble Creek

by (author) Kathy Stinson

Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Nancy Reynolds

Le rouge c'est bien mieux

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Robin Lewis

Le livre tout nu

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Heather Collins