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Eleven writers you've likely never heard of, but will never forget...
picture books
How do you decide which pile to put that zebra in? Is it striped? Is it an animal? Is it black and white?
co-created with Nell Jocelyn
middle grade
historical fiction
Orphan meets real world. Part of the SECRETS series.
craft books
Picture Books
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Originally written by Beth Gleick in 1960! Now re-printed with collage illustrations by Marthe Jocelyn
Who eats what?
Alphabet in English, French & Spanish
Look at Opposites "with pizzazz"
also available in Danish and Japanese!
Summer is the season that lingers and hurries by at the same time.
Wake up, Nellie! The fun is about to begin!
Governor General Award Finalist
Teen Novel
Short stories in Anthologies
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
Board Books
What should you wear to feel best all year?
Toddler favourite now a board book!
Opposites on board...
Historical Fiction
"An irresistible blend of depth, wit and inventiveness."(Toronto Star)
A story for reluctant teen readers about the first New York City subway!
Most Distinguished Book of the Year! 2004
2002-2003 Finalist for Hackmatack and Red Cedar Awards
Short stories in Anthologies
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
a story in On Her Way Stories & Poems About Growing Up Girl
A history of the Foundling Hospital in London, England Shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award! (Best Non-fiction of the Year)
Chapter Books
The Invisible Day, The Invisible Harry, The Invisible Enemy 3 books about being invisible in Manhattan

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"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory..." STARRED review in KIRKUS! FEBRUARY 2017!!!

"These are textured, smart characters... poignant and often witty..." Kirkus Review

What We Hide is the winner of the inaugural Amy Mathers Teen Book Award! Such an honour!

From Orca Books! (use link in the side panel to read more about the series...) Or go to

HOLY CANNOLI! One of the Top Twenty Summer Reading picks, Toronto Public Library 2015!

Look out for SNEAKY ART! Now in stores and libraries!

Where will you look in February for this new book? Co-created with my daughter, Nell Jocelyn.

THREE STARRED reviews! Selected as one of the Not-to-Miss books at Book Expo 2011

"Scribbling Women is a powerfully respectful, artful and even joyous celebration of a group of diverse women and what they left us in their writing. Itís also a rare and subtle demonstration of how to read ó for enjoyment, of course, but also for the tidbits of information that even the most casual and rustic records can give us. Highly recommended." Deirdre Baker, Toronto Star

"...readers will care very much for these characters as they experience first love and sex, physical pain, jealousy, homelessness, hunger, shame, desertion, and heart-wrenching decisions..." School Library Journal

Will you pedal or drive to pick up this book?**

YES! I won an amazing award!
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PEACH IN PAPER! Available April 2009 Where do you live? The cover looks different in the United States (above) and Canada (below)

Have you read any of my books yet?

Which one did you like best?

Why did you like it?

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MABLE WON A PRIZE!!The TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for Most Distinguished Book of the Year!!

Shortlisted for the NORMA FLECK AWARD 2005!!AND chosen by Quill & Quire as one of the top FIVE children's books of the year! **

Coming Soon
A special feature for Teachers

Collage in the classroom!

Suggestions for how to use my books in the classroom.
Study guide and detailed art projects
Would You read it again in paperback? Now in a store or library near you!

Now Now available available

Are you ready? What are you wearing?? Get ready for the seasons with four fabulous board books!


Time to read a new book...


do you remember your first time? **

**A whole book full of SECRETS! Go to the Secrets page to read excerpts...


A trilingual alphabet **

Inaugural Winner of the TD Children's Book Award for Most Distinguished Book of the Year (2005)

Marthe Jocelyn