Deborah Hodge - Author

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.

Bears

1998 - Best Books for Children, Science Books & Films, Winner
1997 - Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller, Winner
1997 - Parents' Choice Approved, Winner

Beavers

2001 - Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2001 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed

Deer, Moose, Elk and Caribou

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

Eagles

2003 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
2001 - Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Salmon

2003 - Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Simple Machines

1998 - A Parents' Choice Approved, Winner
1998 - Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award, Winner

The Kids Book of Canada's Railway

2003 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
2001 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Winner
2001 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2001 - Book Design Award, Alcuin Society, Commended
2001 - Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Up We Grow!

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
2011 - Best Books for Kids & 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

Who Lives Here? Polar Animals

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

Who Lives Here? Rain Forest Animals

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

Who Lives Here? Savanna Animals

2010 - Best Books for Kids & 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

Wild Cats

1997 - Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller, Winner
1997 - Parents' Choice Approved Winner, Winner

Wild Dogs

1997 - Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller, Winner
1997 - Parents' Choice Approved Winner, Winner