Finalists Announced for the 2012 Lane Anderson Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (August 29, 2013) – The six finalists competing for the 2012 Lane Anderson Award were announced today by Hollister Doll and Sharon Fitzhenry, directors of the Fitzhenry Family Foundation. The annual Lane Anderson Award honours two jury-selected books, in the categories of adult and young reader, published in the field of science, and written by a Canadian. The winner in each category will receive a prize of $10,000. Winners will be announced on 26th September. The finalists in the young reader category are listed below.

Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea
Written by by Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Willow Dawson
Kids Can Press
Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain the scientific concepts. Helaine Becker is a bestselling writer of children’s fiction, nonfiction and verse.

Canada Recycles
Written by Peter Cooke and Laura Suzuki
Scholastic Canada
Everyone knows that recycling our waste helps the environment, but do you know how? Canada Recycles looks at why people need to recycle and takes readers through the recycling process.

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
Written by Carol Pasternak
Firefly Books
With more than 50 unique, close-up photographs readers will learn about the life cycle of the Monarch and how to encourage populations in their own backyards. Carol Pasternak is a photographer, personal trainer and educator who raises Monarch butterflies with her family.

2012 Lane Anderson Award Finalists

The Lane Anderson designation honours the maiden names of Robert Fitzhenry’s mother, Margaret Lane, and his wife, Hilda Anderson Fitzhenry. The Fitzhenry Family Foundation is a privately directed Canadian foundation established in 1987 by Canadian publisher Robert I. Fitzhenry (1918-2008). The Lane Anderson Award is administered by Christopher Alam, a partner at the law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

For further information, please contact:

Debby de Groot
MDG & Associates
647-295-2970 |