About the Author

Kari-Lynn Winters

Kari-Lynn Winters is the author of Jeffrey and Sloth (2007), a picture book about the daunting task of overcoming writer's block, and The Meaning Maker, a children's play about reading strategies which is currently being toured throughout the Lower Mainland. A graduate of Canada's National Theatre School, she is currently performing with a Vancouver children's theatre group, The Tickle Trunk Players.

Kari has taught a range of students in Canada and the United States, including pre-school, special education, primary, intermediate, high school, and now university teacher education.

She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Language and Literacy Department at UBC. Her research interests are children's literature, print literacy, and multimodal forms of learning.

Kari's website is www.kariwinters.com.

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Bad Pirate
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Captain Barnacle Garrick was bad natured and horrible, which most pirates would say was good--very good. Augusta Garrick was good natured and helpful, which most pirates would say was bad--very bad.

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Best Pirate
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Barnacle Garrick showed his daughter a section of the treasure map. "Scully is crafty. So he'll findz the booty before them cats." Augusta leaned in closer. "He's nimble too. He'll sneak past them Tuna Lubbers on Crossbones Island. But most important, me lassy, Scully is fearless. He'll pillage them doubloons and bring 'em back to our ship--right where they needz to be."

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Buzz About Bees

Buzz About Bees

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also available: Hardcover
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French Toast

French Toast

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Even though Nan-ma's blind, she sees things others do not. On weekends, I am her neighborhood guide. Today, I fall silent as we pass the school. I stare at my sandals, wishing Nan-ma could walk faster. Then one of the kids--the one who always carries the basketball--shouts, "Hey, French Toast!" Another kid laughs. "Come on, Nan-ma," I say, pulling her. "The park is just up ahead..."

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Hungry for Math

Hungry for Math

Poems to Munch On
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also available: Hardcover
tagged : humorous
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Jeffrey and Sloth

Jeffrey and Sloth

by Kari-Lynn Winters
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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also available: Paperback eBook
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Jeffrey looked at the blank page. It glared back. His ideas came slowly, and he found himself sketching a round-bellied, long-armed sloth. "Focus on the words," Jeffrey muttered to himself. "Just forget about the words," whispered a voice. Jeffrey looked around, his eyes wide. "Who said that?"

 

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No-Matter-What Friend

No-Matter-What Friend

edition:Hardcover
tagged : dogs
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On My Bike

On My Bike

edition:Hardcover
tagged : cycling
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On My Skiis

On My Skiis

edition:Hardcover
tagged : winter sports
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On My Swim

On My Swim

edition:Hardcover
tagged : water sports
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On My Walk

On My Walk

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