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 Cybèle 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:
Foodprints: The story of what we eat by Paula Ayer, published by Annick Press.
Judges commented: “A book that both educates teen readers and empowers them to make their own choices…” Paula Ayer lives in Vancouver, B.C.
Head Lice by Elise Gravel, published by Tundra Books
Judges commented: “…fosters a love of science books while providing the tools to understand – and deal with- a creepy creature readers may encounter personally.” Elise Gravel lives in Montreal, PQ.
What’s the Buzz? Keeping bees in flight by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox, published by Orca Books
Judges commented: “By blending her personal experience of bees with current scientific understanding, The author adds humour, authority and conviction that individuals really can make a difference…” Merrie-Ellen Wilcox lives in Victoria, B.C.
All Lane Anderson finalists received plaques of appreciation. Cybèle Young received a check for $10,000.
The Lane Anderson Award is administered by Christopher Alam of Gowlings in Toronto. For more information, please visit: http://laneandersonaward.ca/