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Sheryl McFarlane
Author/Speaker

mail sheryl@sherylmcfarlane.ca
Victoria, BC
e sheryl.books@gmail.com
web www.sherylmcfarlane.ca
www.readingkidsbooks.blogspot.com

Biography

Sheryl McFarlane is a multi- award-winning children's author with more than a dozen books to her credit. She is the author of the highly acclaimed Waiting for the Whales, Jessie's Island, A Pod of Orcas, This is the Dog, and The Smell of Paint, a novel for older juveniles. Many of her books have been either anthologized or have been reprinted in educational editions, and several have appeared as bedtime stories in North American newspapers. A special edition of A Pod of Orcas was printed for the Education Ministry to support their Family Literacy Program. Sheryl is the former chair of The Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable, as well as a former teacher. She is a popular school and library speaker. She has three grown daughters and lives in Victoria, BC, Canada. Here latest picture book is Island Santa, illustrated by Sheena Lott.

Book types: board books, picture books, juvenile fiction, YA fiction, poetry

Guest speaker/presentation information

Sheryl is available for school and library visits, author talks, writing workshops, conferences, and teacher in-service in Canada, the USA and abroad.

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: primary school, grades K-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-8, high school, college/university/adult

Published work

Waiting for the Whales
Jessie's Island
Moonsnail Song
Eagle Dreams
Tides of Change
Going to the Fair
A Pod of Orcas
This is the Dog
What's That Sound? On the Farm
What's That Sound? In the City
What's That Sound? By the Sea
What's That Sound? At the Circus
The Smell of Paint
Island Santa

Awards & recognition

WAITING FOR THE WHALES
� Governor General's Award for Illustration
� IODE Award for Text
� Short-listed for Mr. Christie Award, BC Book Prize
� Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
� CBC Morningside Book Panel Choice
� Canadian Library Notable Book

JESSIE'S ISLAND
� Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

MOONSNAIL SONG
� Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

EAGLE DREAMS
� Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice
� CBC Morningside Book Panel Choice

TIDES OF CHANGE
� Recommended by the Royal British Columbia Museum

GOING TO THE FAIR
� Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

A POD OF ORCAS
� Short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award
� Chosen by the BC government to support their literacy initiative
� Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

THIS IS THE DOG
� Short-listed for the Blue Spruce Award,
� Short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award
� Short-listed for the Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award
� Recognized by The Canadian Toy Council

What's That Sound? In the City
What's That Sound? On the Farm
� Recognized by Today's Parent
� Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
What's That Sound? By the Sea
� Recognized by the Canadian Toy Council
� Moonbeam Silver Award
The Smell of Paint
� Moonbeam Gold Award for Young Adult Fiction
� CCBC Best Books for Kids 2008
� Butler Prize Nominee
� Snow Willow Award Nominee