Wednesday, August 16, 2017

INSIDE YOUR INSIDES shortlisted for Lane Anderson Award

From Claire:

The Lane Anderson Award — created by the Fitzhenry Family Foundation — honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young reader categories. I'm delighted to announce that Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home (Kids Can Press, 2016) has made the three-book shortlist of finalists for the 2016 Young Reader award. It's an introduction to the human microbiome, aimed at middle grade kids - or anyone who finds the subject a bit intimidating!


My earlier book, Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science (Annick Press, 2013), was the winner of the 2013 Lane Anderson award. To reach the shortlist again is a great honour.

The winners of both adult and young reader categories will be announced at an event in Toronto in September. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Recent books

What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?


***Runner-up in the general non-fiction category at the 2017 Green Book Festival in San Francisco***

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


***Finalist: Science in Society Youth Book Award***
***Best Books for Kids & Teens selection ***

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.