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Sheryl McFarlane


Sheryl McFarlane gave up sunny Arizona for the wild weather of the West Coast more than 30 years ago.She is the author of thirteen books for kids and teens, including the multi-award winning Waiting for the Whales and Jessie's Island.


Her most recent book, The Smell of Paint, a young adult novel, follows a track athlete and medal hopeful who faces unexpected hurdles both on and off the track. It was awarded the Moonbeam Award for Young Adult Fiction in the U. S.

Sheryl is a teacher and the former Chair of the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable. She recently coordinated Canadian Children’s Book Week for Vancouver Island, and is often a judge for their national writing contest for children. She hosts two book review blogs, one featuring kids books, and a second for teen books. You can find them through her website http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.sherylmcfarlane.ca.

So far, I've published thirteen books. They include my new novel, The Smell of Paint, Waiting for the Whales, Jessie's Island, Moonsnail Song, Eagle Dreams, Tides of Change, Going to the Fair, A Pod of Orcas and This is the Dog. My newest picture books are What's That Sound? By the Sea and What's That Sound? At The Circus. I'm working on a couple of different projects at the moment: a picture book, a chapter book, and another YA novel.

She recently coordinated Canadian Children’s Book Week for Vancouver Island, and is often a judge for their national writing contest for children. She hosts two book review blogs, one featuring kids books, and a second for teen books. You can find them through her website - www.sherylmcfarlane.ca.

Books by Sheryl M cFarlane

Going to the Fair. Orca Book Publishers: Victoria, 1996, illustrated by Sheena Lott.
Canadian Children's Book Centre, 'Outstanding Book'

Tides of Change. Anthologised by Prentice Hall & Ginn: Toronto, 1998. Orca Book Publishers: Victoria, 1995, illustrated by Ken Campbell.

"A Treasure
," Royal British Columbia Museum
"Best Canadiana," 1995, Shirley Lewis

Eagle Dreams. Philomel Books: New York 1995. Harcourt Brace Canada: Toronto, anthologised in Animal Tracks by David Booth, 1994. Orca Book Publishers: Victoria, 1994, illustrated by Ron Lightburn.
Recommended by CBC Radio
Canadian Children's Book Centre '
Our Choice
' title

Moonsnail Song. Orca Book Publishers: Victoria, 1994, illustrated by Sheena Lott.
Canadian Children's Book Centre 'Outstanding Book'

Jessie's Island.
Scholastic Books, Toronto, 1995. Orca Book Publishers: Victoria, 1992, illustrated by Sheena Lott. Canadian Children's Book Centre 'Our Choice' title

Waiting for the Whales. Scholastic Books: Toronto, 1993, 1995. Bunka Publishing Bureau: Tokyo, 1994. Philomel Books: New York 1993. HBJ-Holt Canada: Toronto, anthologised in Kaleidoscope by David Booth, 1992. Orca Book Publishers: Victoria, 1991, illustrated by Ron Lightburn.

This is the Dog. Fitzhenry & Whiteside: Toronto,

A Pod of Orcas.Fitzhenry & Whiteside: Toronto

What is that Sound Fitzhenry & Whiteside: Toronto

The Smell of Paint Fitzhenry & Whiteside: Toronto

AWARDS

ODE National Chapter Book Award
Governor General's Literary Award
Canadian National Library Notable Book
short-listed for the BC Book Prize
Canadian Children's Book Centre 'Outstanding Book' (twice)
Canadian Children's Book Centre, "Our Choice' (three times) Recommended by the CBC Radio's Morningside Children's Book Panel (twice) short-listed for the Mr. Christie Book Award

Go to her web-site - www.sherylmacfarlane.ca to find out more about her books and get some teacher ideas for curriculum development.


 

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