Catherine Rondina


Booklist Review

The biography of P.K. Subban was recently reviewed in the June issue of Booklist. Haven’t heard of Booklist? It’s a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than a century. You can read the[…]


My biography of P.K. Subban was recently reviewed and recommended by the Canadian Review of Materials. Crafting a biography about a public person is an incredibly difficult process that involves a lot of research. I was thrilled to see the[…]

I Read Canadian!

I Read Canadian Day is here! Which Canadian books will you be reading? UPDATE! Grade 4 and 5 students from a nearby school visited my local library today and “read Canadian”!

Photos from “Learn to Love Your Library”

The CANSCAIP meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 was the ideal opportunity for Patty Domski (Children’s Services Specialist, Toronto Public Library), Vann-Ly Cheng (Branch Head, TPL) and me to connect with the CANSCAIP membership! Good times all around!


The P.K. Subban biography had its big launch at the OLA SuperConference…and I was thrilled to meet librarians, teachers and parents at the book signing. Special thanks to my publisher, Lorimer, for making it happen! Check out my previous post[…]

Sssshhh…It’s a secret!

I just found out that my biography of Carey Price is a recommended read for the TPL Summer Reading Club list! There are lots of great books on the list…but I’m not supposed to say anything until the end of[…]

How to Connect with Your Local Library

One of the best resources an author can have is the local library. And not just for research — people ask librarians for reading suggestions all the time! I’ve also held author visits and workshops at several library branches. It’s[…]

Recommendations for “World Read Aloud Day”

Check out these recommendations from Lorimer Children & Teens, the publisher of my biographies of P.K. Subban and Carey Price! Dyslexia-friendly early readers with fun artworkInterest level grades 1-5Reading level grades 1-2Check out our series Be Brave, Morgan! and The Secret Games of[…]

I’ll be at the OLA on Friday!

What’s an OLA, you ask? It’s the annual Ontario Library Association Super Conference! It’s a major event, and includes Canada’s largest library tradeshow. There are seminars and talks on just about every issue libraries face today and the challenges they’ll[…]