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Barbara Azore was born in England and emigrated to Canada in 1967. From 1970 to 1997 she was employed by the Edmonton Public School Board working in Elementary and Junior High School Libraries. Since retiring, she has had articles published in the Edmonton Journal and Birth Issues. She began writing children’s stories to accompany sweaters that she knit for her grandchildren. Her first published children’s book came about after she entered the Writer’s Union of Canada’s “Writing For Children” Competition in 1999. Barbara Azore lives in Edmonton, Alberta.  



book cover Wanda and the Frogs
Written by Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Nature & the Natural World; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings | 978-1-77049-307-0 (1-77049-307-7) | May 2012 | 9.99

Blue-eyed, freckle-faced Wanda is back, and with her comes spring, puddles, and wriggling black tadpoles. Wanda is enchanted. On the way to school one morning, Wanda scoops some tadpoles into her sand pail. When she presents them to her teacher, the teacher agrees to let the class take care of them... [read more]

book cover Wanda and the Frogs
Written by Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Nature & the Natural World; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings | 978-0-88776-761-6 (0-88776-761-3) | March 2007 | 21.99

Blue-eyed, freckle-faced Wanda is back, and with her comes spring, puddles, and wriggling black tadpoles. Wanda is enchanted. On the way to school one morning, Wanda scoops some tadpoles into her sand pail. When she presents them to her teacher, the teacher agrees to let the class take care of them... [read more]

book cover Wanda and the Wild Hair
Written by Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-1-77049-306-3 (1-77049-306-9) | May 2012 | 9.99

Blue-eyed freckle-faced Wanda has a problem: she loves her wild hair dearly, but it drives all the adults in her life to distraction. She loves the way it feels when she touches it. She loves the way it looks when she pats it in front of the mirror. But her mother... [read more]

book cover Wanda and the Wild Hair
Written by Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-0-88776-717-3 (0-88776-717-6) | March 2005 | 22.99

Blue-eyed freckle-faced Wanda has a problem: she loves her wild hair dearly, but it drives all the adults in her life to distraction. She loves the way it feels when she touches it. She loves the way it looks when she pats it in front of the mirror. But her mother... [read more]

book cover Wanda's Freckles
Written by Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Self-Esteem | 978-1-77049-308-7 (1-77049-308-5) | May 2012 | 9.99

Wanda has freckles. Lots and lots of freckles. They make her feel special, until the day in the park when a group of boys point, laugh, and tease her for having spots. All of a sudden, the freckles she’d liked become a problem. What can she do? Wanda decides that there’s... [read more]

book cover Wanda's Freckles
Written by Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Self-Esteem | 978-0-88776-862-0 (0-88776-862-8) | August 2009 | 21.99

Wanda has freckles. Lots and lots of freckles. They make her feel special, until the day in the park when a group of boys point, laugh, and tease her for having spots. All of a sudden, the freckles she’d liked become a problem. What can she do? Wanda decides that there’s... [read more]

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