L. E. Carmichael - Author


At some point, every kid starts asking, “Why?” Lindsey Carmichael never stopped. As a PhD candidate, she uncovered new reasons why arctic foxes are the coolest; as a forensic scientist, she found out why bears sometimes get away with murder. As a writer, she follows her sense of wonder to the “whys” of subjects as diverse as nature, the environment, medicine and technology.#The award-winning author of more than 20 STEM books for children and young adults, Lindsey writes to spark her readers’ curiosity and ignite their imaginations. Packed with “oh wow!” and “I never knew that!” her books reveal the process of discovery and the stories behind the science. A popular speaker, Lindsey’s school visits encourage inquiry and kindle a love of lifelong learning.#Publishing under the name L. E. Carmichael, Lindsey loves beaches, platypuses and all things fantasy. She’s fascinated by the moment when facts reveal truth.#Lindsey lives in Ontario with her husband and a six-toed cat named Sasquatch.~Facebook: @LECarmichaelAuthor~Twitter: @le_carmichael~Instagram: @le_carmichael


  • Polar

    2023 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award, California Reading Association, Honor Book

    2023 - Best Informational Books for Older Readers of 2023, The Chicago Public Library, Winner

    2023 - NCTE Orbis Pictus Award (Nonfiction), National Council of Teachers of English, Recommended

    2024 - Top 10 OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association (OLA), Joint Winner

    2024 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Long-Listed

    2023 - Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Awards, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), Long-Listed

  • The Boreal Forest

    2022 - Red Cedar Book Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed

    2021 - Best Children’s Books List, Bank Street College, Winner

    2021 - Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Honour Book

    2021 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children`s Literature Roundtable, Winner

    2021 - Top 10 Sustainability Themed Children`s Books, Sustainability Roundtable of the American Library Association, Winner

    2020 - Best Informational Books for Older Readers of 2020, Chicago Public Library, Winner

    2020 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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