Debora Pearson

Debora Pearson is the author of numerous children’s books and the former editor of OWL Magazine. Under her direction the magazine won rave reviews from kids and high honors from the Parents’ Choice Foundation and the Education Press Association of America.

For younger readers, Debora has teamed up with illustrator Nora Hilb and written Sophie’s Wheels (2006), a story about a little girl’s growth and the wheels (which keep her moving) that grow with her. Debora and Nora have also worked together on Kids Do, Animals Too (2005), a book about kids and animals acting out opposites in the park and Leo’s Tree (2004), a gentle tale of a baby boy and the tree planted in honor of his birth. This uplifting story was selected by Maclean’s Magazine as one of the top 20 Canadian picture books published in 2004, as well as “The Year’s Best” List, by Resource Links. Animachines (2003) creatively combines the actions of animals and machines to teach action words, is another collaborative effort between Debora and Nora.

Hidden Worlds: Amazing Tunnel Stories (2002) explores the mysterious and various world of tunnels that people have built all over the world since ages past. Debora has also authored all three titles in the successful Mighty Wheels series—Load ’Em Up Trucks (1999), Rough, Tough Wheels (2000), and Hard Working Wheels (2000).

Debora co-authored 52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure (Revised 2008), with author/ photographer Lawrie Raskin, which follows Lawrie’s journey into “mysterious Africa” via Morocco, across the vast Sahara desert to Timbuktu, and beyond, into the ancient and remote salt mines of Taoudenni. 52 Days by Camel has been made part of the prestigious White Raven Collection of international children’s and youth literature.

Debora lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Annick Press books
by Debora Pearson