Diane Swanson - Author


Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Diane Swanson was always a “nature nut”. She loved to collect rocks and watch bugs. When she grew up, she went to the University of Alberta, graduating with an honors degree and a gold medal in the social sciences. She taught in the West Indies for two years, then moved to Ottawa where she researched water resources for the Canadian government.#While raising two children, she began writing magazine articles and books for kids, focusing mostly on science and nature topics. She’s had more than 70 books published – plus more than 450 magazine articles.


  • Burp!

    2003 - Alberta Children’s Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Museum Tour, Short-listed

    2003 - Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

    2002 - Informal Education Product of the Year Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

    2002 - Information Book Award, International Reading Association, Short-listed

    2002 - Our Choice, , Winner

    2002 - Young Adults' Choices, , Short-listed

  • Non-fiction

  • Burp!, 2001
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