Joyce laughingJoyce Grant is a children’s author, editor and freelance journalist. She is also a children’s literacy advocate.

She gives many presentations, workshops and public appearances in schools, libraries and at conferences. They are lively, engaging, interactive and memorable.

Click here for more information about Joyce’s presentations or to book her for a class visit.


As a journalisUMS visit Jan 2015t, she wanted children to be able to access the news, and to think critically about the media. She created the popular website, Teaching Kids News, which publishes kid-friendly news and curriculum material for teachers.

Joyce also has a strong background in marketing, and co-owned a small, award-winning advertising agency.

She holds a B. A. A. in Journalism from Ryerson University and a certificate in writing from the Humber School for Writers. She is a former President of the Trent Valley Literacy Association and Vice-President of the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. She is the Communications Chair of the Wychwood Tennis Club Executive.

Check out Getting Kids Reading, where Joyce blogs about literacy, reading resources and great kids’ books.

Joyce is a current member of:
Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC)

PEOPLE Bennett Andrew rink April 2015Joyce lives in Toronto with her husband and her son.

(Illustration, above, by Jan Dolby; photo of Joyce by Beverley Daniels Photography.)