About Jane

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Jane Whittingham is a picture book author, a children’s librarian, a poet, and a mum. She was born in Ontario, Canada, but has called British Columbia home for over 35 years.

Jane graduated from the University of British Columbia with her Masters of Library and Information Sciences degree, where she specialized in children’s literature and services. She works as a children’s librarian with a large public library system, where she gets to sing songs with babies, jump around with toddlers, tell stories to preschoolers, make crafts with tweens, and interact with the occasional grownup. She also gets to spend her days surrounded by books, which is just the way she likes it.

Jane is the author of three published picture books (WILD ONE, A GOOD DAY FOR DUCKS, QUEENIE QUAIL CAN’T KEEP UP – Pajama Press), with another two picture books currently scheduled for release in 2022 (Nimbus Publishing, Kids Can Press). Her books have received positive reviews from trade journals including Kirkus, School Library Journal and ALA Booklist, and her first picture book, WILD ONE, was a Toronto Public Library First and Best pick, an Ontario Library Association Best Bets selection, a TD Summer Reading Club recommended read, a Resource Links “The Year’s Best” selection and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens pick. She is also very modest.

Jane drinks a lot of tea, enjoys traveling when she can, and of course reads as often is she is able. She lives with her family in an apartment that is starting to appear more and more like a library every day, which everyone can agree is a very good thing.

Have a question for Jane? Send her an email at jane_whittingham@hotmail.com, and she’ll do her best to get back to you.

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