Hadley Dyer is the executive editor of children's books at HarperCollins Canada and an author for children and young adults. She also writes The Globe and Mail's Live Better column and teaches in the publishing program at Ryerson University. Previously, she was the children’s book editor for James Lorimer & Co. and has worked as a bookseller, publicist, reviewer, and library coordinator of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. She is a past president of IBBY Canada.

Author friends: HarperCollins Canada does not currently accept unsolicited manuscripts or query letters. The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Get Published kit can help you find the right home for your book.


Watch This Space: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces, Kids Can Press

"Watch this Space should be required reading for all young people, their parents and anyone who lives in a city." - Christopher Hume, urban affairs columnist for the Toronto Star

"All too often, we forget that the most inspired cities are the ones which attract all people, especially young people, out of their homes and into the streets, plazas and parks. Watch this Space compresses all kinds of intelligence from academia into a first-rate, enticing book for teens about why public space matters. This is a book that equips teens to become advocates for beautiful public space wherever they may be in the world." - Lisa Rochon, Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail

"Watch This Space is a great resource for both teens and adults because it looks at and asks hard questions about what it truly means for something to be public space, and why it's increasingly important to value our public places--whether they are streets, parks or civic buildings." - Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation

Johnny Kellock Died Today, HarperCollins Canada

· Winner, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award
· Winner, CBC Radio's Young Canada Reads
· Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award
· Honour Book, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
· Finalist, Hackmatack Award
· Finalist, Red Maple Award
· Finalist, Rocky Mountain Book Award
· Finalist, Red Cedar Award
· Resource Links Best of 2006
· Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List for 2006
· Mississauga Public Library Top Ten Canadian Children's Reads for 2006
· Chapters-Indigo Junior Advisory Board Selection
· IndigoKids Experts' Favourite

"What a celebratory event it is when one encounters a children's novel and has to shout, 'yes! This is Canadian literature at its best.' Johnny Kellock Died Today provokes exactly that delightful response." - Toronto Star

Crabtree series (with Bobbie Kalman), Crabtree Publishing

The Life Cycle of an Earthworm
The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
The Life Cycle of an Ant
Field Sports in Action
Fishing in Action
Endangered Chimpanzees
Endangered Leopards
Wonderful Whales
Endangered Manatees
Savanna Food Chains

Outback Food Chains
Batter Up Baseball

Speaking engagements & media

Available for conference sessions and media interviews speaking on themes related to writing, publishing, researching, children’s literature, and young readers. Classroom and library presentations offered for elementary through high school, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education, English, and Library & Information Studies. For more information, please visit the Authors Booking Service web site.


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