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Andrea’s new book for kids,  A Forest in the City, is available now. Reviewers call it “a fascinating look at how vital urban forests are” and a book for “budding environmentalists.” It’s part of the Groundwood ThinkCities series of informational picture books about sustainability and urban systems. The next book in this series is City of Water, illustrated by Katy Dockrill, to be published in 2021. Andrea’s first fictional picture book, Barnaby, illustrated by Kass Reich, will also be published in 2021 by OwlKids. In addition, she is  working on a novel for adults and a new YA.


Andrea’s kids’ nonfiction title Eat this! was recognized as one of the best books of the year by both School Library Journal and Kirkus Review! 

It is also an OLA Best Bets—one of a only a handful of titles selected by the Ontario Library Association as best of the year—and was chosen by the Forest Kid Committee as one of its picks for the Summer Reading List. Children also nominated Eat this! for the Red Cedar Book Awards 2019-2020.

If you want to hear more about the book and the issues involved read this Q&A on The Lunch Tray blog or listen to the webinar hosted by the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition.


Andrea’s first YA novel is called Big Water.  Reviewers call it “gripping,” “intense” and say it “adeptly combines historical fiction with a heavy dose of adventure and even some romance. A must-buy.” You can see some of the reviews here or check out the handmade book trailer.

Andrea reads from Big Water at the launch party at TYPE books in Toronto