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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Win the Finalists!

Here’s your chance to have your say and win the 2015 Lane Anderson Award finalists! Tweet your favourite finalist from either the Adult or Young Readers category and include the hashtag: #laneandersonaward On Friday, September 30th, 2016, a winner will be selected in each category. There will be two (2) winners: One (1) package of the Adult finalists         Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and their Ponds (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths (ECW Press) Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver (ECW Press) Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s …

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Finalists for 2015 Lane Anderson Awards Announced

We’re excited to announce the finalists for the best Canadian science books written in 2015! Adult Category Frances Backhouse Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver Publisher: ECW Press   Alanna Mitchell Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths Publisher: ECW Press   Andrew Nikiforuk Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry Publisher: Greystone Books   Michael Runtz Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and their Ponds Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside   Young Reader Paula Ayer Foodprints: The Story of What We Eat Publisher: Annick Press   Elise Gravel Head Lice: The …

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2014 Winners Announced

Environmental preservation was the dominant theme tonight as the Fitzhenry Family Foundation presented authors L.E. Carmichael and Stephen Leahy with the prestigious Lane Anderson Award for the best science writing in Canada in 2014. The Lane Anderson Award honours writers in two categories: adult and young reader. Winners receive a $10,000 cash prize for their work. L.E. Carmichael, a Halifax-based science writer, received the award for her book Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild (Ashby-BP Publishing). The book, aimed at elementary school aged children, uses forensic science (e.g. DNA sampling) to solve crimes against wildlife. In Your Water Footprint (Firefly …

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Finalists for 2014 Lane Anderson Awards Announced

Today, we are excited to announce the finalists for the best Canadian science books written in 2014. Our jury panels evaluated submissions in two categories – adult and young readers. They arrived at their shortlist after evaluating the relevance of each book’s content to the importance of science in today’s world, as well as the author’s ability to connect the topic to the interests of the general trade reader. The winner in each category receives a $10,000 prize. “The jury adjudicated science books on subjects as varied and topical as space exploration, fracking, and even underwater dinosaurs,” said Holly Doll, Award Manager …

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