Andrew Larsen - Author

Andrew Larsen lives in a neighborhood in Toronto that has tall trees, old houses and lots of stories. He lives with his wife and two children. Sometimes Andrew goes looking for stories and sometimes stories come looking for him.

Andrew was born in Montreal and lived there until he was 12. He has also lived in Halifax, Ottawa and London, England.

As a young boy, Andrew dreamed of being a hockey player. His first job was delivering newspapers to the houses in his neighborhood. He has had many jobs over the years, but once he started a family, Andrew discovered his true calling: he became a stay-at-home dad and started writing stories. He still loves to skate.

Andrew spends his days cooking, cleaning, daydreaming and writing. He often visits schools and libraries, where he encourages children to discover their own stories. Facebook: authorandrewlarsen
Twitter: @larsenesque

A Squiggly Story

2017 - CLEL Bell Award, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, Short-listed
2016 - Best Picture Books of 2016, Kirkus Reviews, Winner

In the Tree House

2014 - Shining Willow Award, The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2014 - Jean Throop Book Award, Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE, Winner
2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2014 - TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, CBC Fan Choice Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Winner
2014 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2013 - Book of the Year 2013: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire, Winner

The Imaginary Garden

2011 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2011 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2011 - Great Lakes Great Books, Michigan Reading Association, Short-listed
2010 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2010 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2009 - Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts, Short-listed
2009 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed

The Not-So-Faraway Adventure

2016 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner