CanCon for kids of all ages
Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or you feel like you need to improve on your kid’s CanCon, here are 10 great children’s authors Canada has produced.
Gordon Korman: Born in Montreal and raised in Quebec and Ontario, Korman’s books range from humourous antics to adventurous thrills. Top choices include I Want to Go Home! and the Macdonald Hall series, which he started writing when he was only 14.
Kit Pearson: Born in Edmonton and raised in Alberta and British Columbia, Pearson’s most famous book is The Sky is Falling. She also won the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for Awake and Dreaming.
Margaret Buffie: Born and raised in Manitoba, Buffie has written multiple books for youth, but it’s her first book that is most recognized. Who is Frances Rain? won the Young Adult Canadian Book Award in 1988.
Jean Little: Born in Taiwan and raised in Taiwan and Ontario, Little has been visually impaired from birth and wrote several works that featured children with disabilities. Mine for Keeps and From Anna are two classics.
Eric Walters: Born and raised in Toronto, Walters was inspired to start writing while teaching elementary school. He’s written almost 100 books since, including the 9/11 drama We All Fall Down and dystopian novel The Rule of Thre3.