Shoemaker, Kathryn

Adjunct Professor
M.A. in Children’s Literature, University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia
kshoes@mail.ubc.ca

Research Interests: Illustrated materials, Canadian children’s literature

Awards: Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers, Shortlisted for BC Book Prizes Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, Starred White Raven, International Youth Library.

PUBLICATIONS
Books

  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. No Pets Allowed (written by Irene Watts). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2010.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Clay Man: The Golem of Prague (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Goodbye Marianne: The Graphic Novel (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends (written by Tiffany Stone). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2004.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator A Telling Time. (written by Irene Watts). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2004.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. My Animal Friends (written by David Stephens). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2002.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. I Love Spring (written by Steven Kroll). New York: Holiday House, 1987.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Jenny’s Neighbours (written by Richard Thompson). Toronto: Annick Press, 1987.

Other publications

  • Shoemaker, Kathryn. “Babes in the Wood: Picturing Displaced Children.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 9.2 (2005).
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn. “Learning to Illustrate Children’s Books.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 5.1 (2001).

Awards and Nominations

  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Clay Man: The Golem of Prague (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009. Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers; shortlisted Chocolate Lily Award.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Goodbye Marianne: The Graphic Novel (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008. Shortlisted for BC Book Prizes Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize; honor book for Chocolate Lily Award.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. A Telling Time (written by Irene Watts). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2004. Starred White Raven, International Youth Library.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. My Animal Friends (written by David Stephens). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2002. Selected for Ready, Set, Learn Program.

Courses

Kathryn Shoemaker teaches in the University of British Columbia’s Language and Literacy Education Department and the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. She teaches Illustrated Books and Other Materials for Children, Introduction to Teaching Children’s Literature, Multicultural Children’s Literature in the Elementary Classroom, and Using Canadian Children’s Literature in the Classroom, among others.

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