Andrea’s essay about how climate change is altering her family’s generations-long battle with beavers is out now in Cottage Life.  It’s also read aloud on the Cottage Life podcast here.

Andrea has published five new books for kids since 2020. Her latest is City of Neighbors (illustrated by Katy Dockrill), the fourth in the ThinkCities series about urban systems and sustainability.

Neighbors follows on City Streets are for People (illustrated by Emma FitzGerald), City of Water (illustrated by Katy Dockrill), and  A Forest in the City (illustrated by Pierre Pratt). Read a conversation between Andrea and the illustrators reflecting on the series here.

Forest has been recognized with a Bank Street Best Books of the Year nod, as well as a Skipping Stones Honor Award. City of Water was named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection and was among the TOP 10 books on sustainability as chosen by the ALA Sustainability Roundtable. Streets was named one of the KOBO Best of the Year in children’s literature and acknowledged on Booklist’s Top 10 Environment & Sustainability Books for Youth.

Inspired by her research on water in the city, Andrea wrote an essay for The Globe and Mail about walking the wild ravines of Toronto. Read it here. She also wrote “City of Neighbours,” an essay in the Globe about building community and connection in a struggling city.

Andrea’s next book for kids, titled Loop de Loop and illustrated by Roozeboos, will be published by Groundwood in 2024.  To read more about Andrea’s work for young readers, visit



Andrea continues to produce essays and magazine articles (including this one about taking on handy-person duties at the family cottage). She’s also working on  a novel for adults, and a new young adult novel called All in Her Head  Follow here for her most recent news, reviews and articles.