Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What a Waste! recognized

Claire's spring release from Annick Press - What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go? - was runner-up in the general non-fiction category at the 2017 Green Book Festival in San Francisco.

Monday, May 22, 2017

More kudos for Inside Your Insides


The Canadian Children's Book Centre's annual publication Best Books for Kids & Teens lists Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home as one of 2017's best science books for young people.

Inside Your Insides was published by Kids Can Press and is available through any independent bookstore and online through Amazon.com or from Chapters-Indigo.

The amazing illustrations, including this delightful microbe that helps you digest seaweed, are by Quebec artist Marie-Ève Tremblay.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Inside Your Insides shortlisted for award

Claire's book Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home (Kids Can Press, 2016) is one of five books shortlisted for the 2017 Science Writers & Communicators of Canada's Youth Book Award. To see the complete list of nominees, click here. And to see the winners, click here. (Spoiler alert: Larry Verstraete's excellent "Dinosaurs" of the Deep won the youth award.)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Latest Books

What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?

History, science, and technology for Grades 4-7
Published by Annick Press, 2017

Find out about the weird and fascinating world of garbage, covering topics like water pollution, modern “throwaway” culture, landfills, human waste, and recycling. The highly visual treatment with lots of sidebars and humorous illustrations makes this an engaging, kid-friendly introduction to an important issue.

"A smart overall survey sprinkled with choice nuggets of garbage lore. Dig in." Starred review in Kirkus Reviews



Underneath the Sidewalk

Picture book for ages 3 to 8
Published by Scholastic Canada, 2017

A rhyming romp through a magical world of underground monsters.

"Guaranteed to provide both shivers and smiles of relief, this is a book that will fascinate and thrill young readers." Quill & Quire



Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home

The science of the human microbiome for Grades 3 to 7
Published by Kids Can Press, 2016

Wherever you go, tiny hitchhikers tag along for the ride --- living things so small that you need a microscope to see them. And every person carries around trillions and trillions of microbes. Readers will be startled (and likely a little grossed out!) by the many places they live, both inside and outside our bodies. Some are bad guys that cause disease, but many are actually good guys that keep us healthy.

"An excellent example of engaging science writing, this title would be a useful mentor text for young science writers and a fine addition to science programs dealing with the topic of the human body." School Library Journal

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First Reviews of the Spring Books

Kirkus Reviews has a starred review of What a Waste! Where Garbage Goes, even though the book won't be released until March 14.

And the March issue of Quill and Quire magazine has a lovely review of Underneath the Sidewalk.