Accordions, old bears, scientists, ancient trees and even chocolate…as the author of numerous best-selling books for children, Victoria Miles’ writing has taken her into cougar country, up to marmot meadows, and back hundreds of years in time.
Victoria’s picturebook "Old Mother Bear" received the 2007 fiction, ecology and environment Henry Bergh Award from the American Society for the Protection of Animals. Her novel, "Magnifico", won the 2008 F.G. Bressani novel prize, and was a finalist in four Canadian children’s choice awards. Victoria’s 2005 book, "Wild Science: amazing encounters between animals and the people who study them", was a finalist in both the 2005 Science in Society Book Awards, as well as the Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Awards. She is also the author of "The Chocolatier’s Apprentice", a commemorative picturebook to celebrate the first 100 years of Purdy’s Chocolates.
Victoria’s humour writing was featured in the finals of the 2007 CBC Literary awards and she created a funny, feisty fictional family in her newest children’s novel, "Mimi Power and the I-don’t-know-what" for Tradewind Books.
Victoria is the communications manager for the North Vancouver School District and lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and two daughters. She reviews books for children and adults on her blog at: www.magnifico-victoria-miles.blogspot.com
Book types: board books, picture books, juvenile fiction, educational books
Guest speaker/presentation information
Tailored presentations, author readings and writing workshops for K through 7.
Presentation geographic range: Vancouver, Coast, Lower Mainland, Gulf and Vancouver Islands, Thompson Okanagan, Northern British Columbia, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Kootenay Rockies, The Territories, Canada - beyond BC, USA
Presentation audience age groups: grades 4-6, grades 7-8
Sea Otter Pup
Orca Book Publishers © 1993 ISBN 1-55143-002-9
Orca Book Publishers © 1993 ISBN 1-55143-004-5
Orca Book Publishers © 1995 ISBN 1-55143-026-6
Orca Book Publishers © 1995 ISBN 1-55143-028-2
Monterey Bay Aquarium © 1998 ISBN 1-87822-422-1
“The Bear Tree” Beginnings: stories from Canada’s past (short story)
Ronsdale Press © 2001 ISBN 0-921870-87-6
Wild Science: amazing encounters between animals and the people who study them Raincoast Books © 2004 ISBN 1-55192-618-0
Magnifico © 2006 ISBN 1-55041-960-9
Fitzhenry and Whiteside ISBN 1-55041-991-9
Old Mother Bear © 2007 ISBN-13: 978-0-8118-5033-9
Chronicle Books ISBN-10: 0-8118-5033-1
The Chocolatier’s Apprentice© 2007 ISBN 0-9781811-3-1
Echo Memoirs/Purdy’s Chocolates
“Mimi Power and the I-don’t-know-what”
Tradewind Books © 2012 ISBN 978-1896580654
Awards & recognition
Please see biography, as above.