For No Reason

Toronto writer Kathleen Gauer has recently published her second children's book, For No Reason, with illustrations done by Sari Richter.
For No Reason is an insightful tale about a better way to handle a bullying situation, following Jamie Higgins and a new boy in her class who keeps picking on her. Can Jamie solve this problem without getting into trouble? Order your copy today!

High in the Sky

A children’s picture book that will delight children, young and old!
High in the Sky is a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud story about a child whose solution to boredom and restlessness is riding on a tire swing.  
With its upbeat, rhythmic text and charming pastel watercolours, High in the Sky illustrates how children can be both active and imaginative while riding on a swing.

The Author

Toronto author, Kathleen Gauer, has previously published High in the Sky (Skipping Stone Press, December 2015) as well as poetry and magazine and newspaper articles.

Kathleen worked as a contributing Associate Editor for Spires Magazine (a community focus publication serving Etobicoke) for fifteen years and as an arts columnist for the Etobicoke Guardian newspaper.

Currently retired, she was an Educational Assistant in Special Education with the Toronto District School Board.

When not reading, writing or spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys yoga, knitting and singing with The Harmony Singers, a local choir that performs in the Toronto area.

The Illustrator

Sari Richter grew up in Ancaster, Ontario and moved to Toronto where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting at Ontario College of Art and Design University and a Masters Certification from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute.

She works in a vast array of traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting media and looks forward to challenging commissions. Sari is also a published children's book illustrator, storyboard artist and muralist. She is currently employed as an art therapist and works with transitional aged youth in a mental health day treatment setting.

SSP News & Activities

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— including getting your book signed!

Easy Kindness Tree Poster Craft

    Here’s a simple, inexpensive fun activity to do with children after reading For No Reason and High in the Sky by Kathleen Gauer. In For No Reason, JamieREAD MORE


In celebration of World Read Aloud Day 2018, Kathleen Gauer reads from her book, FOR NO REASON on YouTube.  Now in its second print run, FOR NO REASON is availableREAD MORE

For No Reason by Kathleen Gauer – YouTube

  Check out the For No Reason book trailer on YouTube at  Libraries across Canada, Australia and New Zealand have ordered copies of For No Reason for their collections.READ MORE

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