Morning Walk with Grandpa

(picture book; tentative title); Acorn Press, Publication date tbd.


September 2012

cover of My Mother is Weird by Rachna Gilmore

I’m pleased to announce that my first picture book, MY MOTHER IS WEIRD, illustrated by Brenda Jones (Acorn Press, 2012) is back by popular demand and is now available in bookstores.

cover of That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore

I’m delighted that THAT BOY RED is an Honour Book for the 2012 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award. It has also been nominated for the 2012/2013 Red Cedar Book Award, and is listed in The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012

cover of The Flute by Rachna Gilmore

Thrilled that THE FLUTE is nominated for Nominated 2012 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Shining Willow Award, and it is listed in The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012. It has also garnered some great reviews. Check out the page to read more.

October 2011

cover of That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore

Great News!

THAT BOY RED is shortlisted for the 2012 Silver Birch Award!

cover of The Flute by Rachna Gilmore


THE TROUBLE WITH DILLY is now available in the digest edition with this spiffy new cover.

ISBN: 978-1-55468-458-8; $8.99

Please come out to Collected Works Bookstore, 1242 Wellington St. W. in Ottawa, on Friday October 14th, from 6-9 pm, when I will be reading briefly from my latest books, along with several other authors.

September 2011

I’m delighted to be one of the featured readers at the annual Kids’ Lit Gala, sponsored by the Ottawa Children’s Literature Roundtable and Ottawa Public Library.

WHERE: Centrepointe Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, At: 7:00 p.m.

Please come — it is open to the public and free of charge. There’ll be goodies, too!

cover of The Flute by Rachna Gilmore



Illustrated by Pulak Biswas; Tradewind Books

WHEN: Saturday September 10, 2:00–3:30PM
WHERE: Kaleidoscope Books
1018 Bank Street, Ottawa

Please come...bring a friend. Bring a flute or two!

August 2011

THAT BOY RED is on the bestseller list at the fabulous Ottawa bookstore COLLECTED WORKS!

My newest picture book THE FLUTE, Illustrated by Pulak Biswas, is now available in bookstores.

Here’s a lovely review for THE FLUTE from Quill & Quire.

I launched THAT BOY RED in P.E.I. in June at the Confederation Centre Library. Here’s a radio interview with Karen Mair of CBC’s Mainstreet a day before the launch.

A Highly Recommended rating, and 4/4 Stars from CM Magazine for THAT BOY RED

A rave review for THAT BOY RED from the wonderful children’s bookstore, MABEL’S FABLES.

Here’s an excerpt:

“I absolutely loved it....The writing is wonderful and the storytelling full of warmth, wit and humour....both thrilling and hilarious. I finished it in one afternoon, then immediately flipped back to my favourite parts and ended up re-reading it again!”

See the full review here.

THAT BOY RED is now out in bookstores! It received a Starred Review in Quill & Quire.

Here’s an excerpt:

“...Gilmore avoids the impulse to sanitize, oversimplify, or over explain; she sticks to her story, believing that the trusted tools of pacing, conflict, and character will pull her readers along. And they do. a sympathetic, believable character...and like that other famous PEI literary creation, Anne Shirley, his exploits will appeal to young readers...”