Deborah Hodge - Author

Biography

Deborah Hodge is the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children. They include picture books, Canadian history, wildlife, science and nature books. #Deborah is the the creator of the Who Lives Here? series. She specializes in writing for young children and loves the interplay between text and images. She also enjoys the challenge of using few words to explain big concepts. #Her books have been published in Canada, United States, Spain, Mexico and Indonesia and translated into French, Indonesian and Spanish. #Before becoming an author, Deborah was a primary school teacher, then a curriculum writer, editor and instructional designer for the British Columbia Ministry of Education. #Today, she works as a full-time writer and as a speaker at conferences and schools. 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 challenge of trying to create something that young readers will find interesting”.#Deborah lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and family.

Awards

  • Who Lives Here? Rain Forest Animals

    2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

  • Up We Grow!

    2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

    2011 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, Short-listed

    2011 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

  • Who Lives Here? Polar Animals

    2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

  • Who Lives Here? Wetland Animals

    2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

  • Who Lives Here? Desert Animals

    2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

  • Simple Machines

    1998 - A Parents’ Choice Approved, , Winner

    1998 - Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award, , Winner

  • Deer, Moose, Elk and Caribou

    1999 - Best Books for Children, Science Books & Films, Winner

  • Eagles

    2003 - Red Cedar Book Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Short-listed

    2001 - Our Choice, , Winner

  • Wild Cats

    1997 - Parents’ Choice Approved Winner, American Bookseller, Winner

    1997 - Pick of the Lists, , Winner

  • Kids Book of Canada’s Railway

    2003 - Red Cedar Book Award, Alcuin Society, Short-listed

    2001 - Book Design Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Commended

    2001 - Information Book Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

    2001 - Our Choice - Starred Selection, Ontario Library Association, Winner

    2001 - Silver Birch Award, , Short-listed

  • Bears

    1998 - Best Books for Children, Science Books & Films, Winner

    1997 - Parents’ Choice Approved, American Bookseller, Winner

    1997 - Pick of the Lists, , Winner

  • Beavers

    2001 - Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

    2001 - Red Cedar Book Award, , Short-listed

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