BOURGEOIS, Paulette. Canadian, b. 1951. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, staff occupational therapist, 1975-76; Canadian Broadcasting Corp., reporter, 1977-78, 1980-81; freelance writer, 1981-. Publications: JUVENILE: Franklin in the Dark, 1986; Big Sarah's Little Boots, 1987; On Your Mark, Get Set: All about the Olympic Games, Then and Now, 1987; The Amazing Apple Book, 1987; The Amazing Paper Book, 1989; Hurry Up, Franklin, 1989; Grandma's Secret, 1989; The Amazing Dirt Book, 1990; Too Many Chickens, 1990; Amazing Potato Book, 1991 Franklin Is Lost, 1992; Franklin Is Bossy, 1993; Franklin Is Messy, 1994; (with M. Wolfish) Changes in You and Me: A Book about Puberty, Mostly for Boys (Girls), 2 vols, 1994; Many Hats of Mr. Minches, 1994; Franklin Goes to School, 1995; Franklin Plays the Game, 1995; Franklin Wants a Pet, 1995; Franklin's Blanket, 1995; Franklin and the Tooth Fairy, 1996; Franklin Has a Sleepover, 1996; Franklin's Halloween, 1996; Franklin's School Play, 1996; Franklin Rides a Bike, 1997; Franklin's Bad Day, 1997; Franklin's New Friend, 1997; Finders Keepers for Franklin, 1998; Franklin and the Thunderstorm, 1998; Franklin's Secret Club, 1998; Franklin's Class Trip, 1999; Franklin and the Baby, 1999; Franklin Goes to the Hospital, 2000; Franklin's Pet Problem, 2000; Franklin Says Sorry, 2000; Franklin's First Day at School, 2000; Franklin's Baby Sister, 2000; Franklin in the Dark, 2000; Franklin's Bicycle Helmet, 2000; Franklin's Special Blanket, 2000; Franklin and Harriet, 2001; Oma's Quilt, 2001; Franklin Says I Love You, 2002. Address: c/o Kids Can Press, 29 Birch Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M4V 1E1.