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 the illustrated children’s books High in the Sky and For No Reason, as well as poetry, and magazine and newspaper articles. Her books have been acquired in libraries across Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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. She recently retired as a Special Education Teacher’s Assistant with the Toronto District School Board. When not writing or reading, Kathleen enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, yoga, knitting, world travel, and singing with The Harmony Singers, a local Toronto choir. She also volunteers with the IBBY Canada Reading and Refugee program in Toronto and does author visits and story time programs in local schools and libraries.

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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Great Book Review – For No Reason

Read what Mom Blogger Anna Anderson from Abrazo and Coze says about FOR NO REASON:   Kathleen Gauer, the author of For No Reason, has written a tale of aREAD MORE

For No Reason – Multiple Copies – Fraser Valley Regional Library, B.C. and Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries

            So exciting when libraries order my book titles. It’s like I’m travelling the world with my books! Thank you to Newfoundland & Labrador Public LibrariesREAD MORE

Children’s Author, Kathleen Gauer, Visits Wanmaharach School, Ban Pong, Thailand

  This past February 2019 while on an exciting three-week adventure to Thailand, I had the opportunity to visit Wanmaharach School in Ban Pong, Ratchaburi, Thailand and meet the school’sREAD MORE

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