MARTHE JOCELYN

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Board Books
follow that string!
Follow that button!
What are you wearing to feel best all year?
Toddler favourite now a board book!
Opposites on board...
picture books
co-created with Nell Jocelyn
co-created with Nell Jocelyn
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Originally written by Beth Gleick in 1960.
Who eats what?
Alphabet in English, French & Spanish
Look at Opposites "with pizzazz"
also available in Danish and Japanese!
Summer lingers and hurries by at the same time.
Wake up, Nellie! The fun is about to begin!
Governor General Award Finalist
Teen Novel
"Poignant and ... witty"
non-fiction
Eleven writers you've likely never heard of, but will never forget...
A history of the Foundling Hospital in London, England
middle grade
historical fiction
Orphan meets real world. Part of the SECRETS series.
"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
craft books
short stories in anthologies
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
Chapter Books
The Invisible Day, The Invisible Harry, The Invisible Enemy 3 books about being invisible in Manhattan

Mable Riley


In the attic of my grandmother's house, I recently found a box containing several of her diaries, the oldest dating from 1901 and 1905. The first was written during her initial year as a teacher in a one-room school house in Southern Ontario. The second was written during her honeymoon - a train trip to Western Canada - during which she mentions her new husband exactly twice.
There was very little in the content of these journals to inspire a story, but the penciled pages and the self-conscious language prodded me to discover a character who lived at the same time and longed for adventure and romance...
My grandmother, Mable Rose

My grandmother's notebook journal