Lane Anderson Award announces the winners of the 2021-2022 Young Reader and Adult categories

Young Reader

Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Gardy and her book, It Takes Guts for winning the Young Reader category! It Takes Guts offers a fascinating and lively examination of the complex science happening inside all of us at this very moment.

Judges had this to say about the book:

It Takes Gus has the level of detail and educational value of a science textbook but written with such pizzaz and compelling detail that you forget you’re learning.

This is a very informative and approachable book on a topic that at times is difficult to discuss.

Kids will relish the conversational tone and all the curiously wondrous facts shared.

The retro style of illustration serves to underline the myriad of well researched and sometimes gross facts


Michael Henry, author of Ontario’s Old Growth Forests, is the winner of the adult category! This guidebook leads explorers through these tree colonies with maps and directions, while, just as importantly, providing readers with a deep understanding of old-growth forest ecology.

Judges unanimously selected Ontario’s Old-Growth Forests as the winner for its beauty and depth of information. Congratulations Michael!!