Andrew Larsen - Author

Biography

Andrew Larsen lives in a neighborhood in Toronto that has tall trees, old houses and lots of stories. 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 kid, Andrew dreamed of being a baseball player. He made up stories about playing in the big leagues. Now he plays baseball with his own kid. He still makes up stories.#Andrew likes to visit schools and libraries, where he encourages children to discover their own stories.~Facebook: @authorandrewlarsen~Twitter: @larsenesque

Awards

  • The Bagel King

    2019 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, Listed

    2019 - Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr., Florida Association for Media in Education, Commended

    2018 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

  • Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

    2020 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2020 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Commended

    2020 - Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award, Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, Commended

    2019 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2019 - The Globe 100: Books that shaped 2019, The Globe and Mail, Listed

  • Dingus

    2018 - Kid Committee Summer Reading List, OLA Forest of Reading, Winner

    2017 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

  • The Not-So-Faraway Adventure

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

  • Squiggly Story, A

    2018 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2018 - PICTURE THIS Recommendation List, WSRA Children’s Literature Committee, Listed

    2017 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2017 - CLEL Bell Award, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, Commended

    2017 - Teachers' Choices Reading List, International Literacy Association, Winner

    2016 - Best Picture Books of 2016, Kirkus Reviews, Winner

  • In the Tree House

    2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner

    2014 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2014 - Jean Throop Book Award, Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE, Winner

    2014 - Shining Willow Award, The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Commended

    2014 - TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, CBC Fan Choice Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Winner

    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 - Great Lakes Great Books, Michigan Reading Association, Short-listed

    2011 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed

    2010 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed

    2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

    2010 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner

    2010 - Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, Foreword Magazine, Short-listed

    2009 - Book of the Year, Canada Council for the Arts, Short-listed

    2009 - Governor General’s Literary Award, Children’s Illustration, , Short-listed

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