Deborah Hodge

Deborah Hodge

Vancouver, BC

Watch Me Grow! A Down to Earth Look at Growing Food in the City (Kids Can Press)

Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small Local Farm (Kids Can Press)

Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport (Tundra Books)

The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration (Kids Can Press)

The Kids Book of Canada's Railway (Kids Can Press)

Lily and the Mixed-up Letters (Tundra Books)

Bears (and other books in the Wildlife Series) (Kids Can Press)

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Non-fiction, Picture books


Deborah Hodge is the author of more than 25 books for children. She specializes in writing engaging nonfiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts. She also enjoys writing picture books.

Many of Deborah&;s books have received awards and been published internationally. Some of her recent honors include: the Information Book Award of Canada (won twice), the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and being selected to IBBY&;s list of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. In addition, one of her books was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children&;s and Young Adult Literature.

Before she was an author, Deborah was a teacher and curriculum writer for the BC Ministry of Education. She says, "Although I&;m not teaching any more, I still feel like I&;m talking to my students whenever I write a book. I love the process of trying to create something that young readers will find interesting."

Deborah was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and lives with her family in Vancouver, BC.

For a list of publications and awards, or information on Deborah&;s presentations, please see her website at:

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A Writer's Journey: From Idea to Published Book

Deborah has been speaking in schools and libraries for over a decade. She’s a former elementary school teacher who loves to talk to students about writing.

She’s also an experienced presenter at writing festivals, professional conferences, and Teacher&;s Pro-D Days. She enjoys the opportunity to speak to teachers, librarians and university students and has a range of presentations to offer.

For detailed information on Deborah’s author presentations, please see the TALKS section of her website at:

Deborah is happy to speak to any audience age, and will gladly travel to do so. She can adapt her presentation to suit any group.

Thank you for your interest!

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Primary (1-3), Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8)

Fees: Canscaip rates