2017 Lane Anderson Award Dinner

On Monday, November 13th, the Lane Anderson Award was celebrate at Stratus Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Finalist and other lovers of science literature attended the event to find out who the 2017 winners were. Biometrics written by Maria Birmingham and illustrated by Ian Turner and Our Vanishing Glaciers by Robert William Sandford have won in the young reader and adult reader categories, respectively. Explaining what drew her to write Biometrics, Maria Birmingham described her interest and love for science:  Biometrics (the science of using the body to identify a person) is really new, and growing, there’s a lot of upcoming …

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2016 Short List Announced

Young Readers Monster Science: Could monsters survive(and Thrive)in the Real World? Written by Helaine Becker and Phil McAndrew Kids Can Press 5 Giraffes  Written by Anne Innis Dagg Fitzhenry & Whiteside Inside Your Insides: Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home Written by Claire Eamer and illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay Kids Can Press   Adult Readers At Sea With the Marine Birds of the Raincoast Written by Caroline Fox Rocky Mountain Books North America in the Anthropocene Written by Robert William Sandford Rocky Mountain Books Bad Singer Written by Tim Falconer House of Anansi 100 Million Years of Food …

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2015 Winners Announced

The Lane Anderson Awards for Excellence in Canadian Science Writing were presented last night during an intimate dinner at Yorkville’s Sassafraz Restaurant. There were four finalists in each of the categories – adult books, and books for young readers. The winner in the Books for Young Readers category was Cybele Young for The Queen’s Shadow; a story about how animals see, published by Kids Can Press. Judges commented : “blends light-hearted mystery with well-researched science….the kind of science book that begs to be re-read….” Ms. Young lives in Toronto, ON. Runners up in this category were: Footprints: the story of …

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