Vikki VanSickle

Vikki VanSickle is the author of a number of books for children including the novels Words that Start with B (CBA Libris Award Children’s Book of the Year finalist), Love Is a Four-Letter Word, Days that End in Y, Summer Days, Starry Nights (Red Maple Finalist) and The Winnowing, brand new this fall. Her first picture book, If I Had a Gryphon, is a finalist for the Blue Spruce Award and The Rainforest of Reading Award. After obtaining an MA in Children’s Literature from UBC, Vikki’s career began in bookselling at The Flying Dragon Bookshop. Vikki lives in Toronto and balances writing with her duties as Marketing and Publicity Manager at Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers. Connect with her online at and on Twitter @vikkivansickle.

If I Had a Gryphon

Penguin Random House – If I Had a Gryphon is a raucous rhyming read-aloud about fantastical beasts in everyday situations–and the increasingly beleaguered heroine who has to deal with them. More…