Tanya Lloyd Kyi - Author


Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. She writes about science, pop culture and places where the two overlap. Her recent projects include Our Green City, This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes, and the middle grade novels Me and Banksy and Mya’s Strategy to Save the World. Tanya is also a lecturer with the UBC School of Creative Writing. #Her favorite meal is breakfast, her favorite color is blue and her favorite children’s book is A Wrinkle in Time. When she’s not writing, she hikes, plays tennis and bakes brownies.#Tanya lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, Min. They have two teenagers and a small, mischievous puppy.


  • Our Green City

    2023 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Honor Book

    2022 - Blueberry Changemakers Book, Evanston Public Library, Honor Book

  • Snoozefest

    2023 - AAAS/Subaru Book Prize for Excellence in Science Books, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Short-Listed

    2023 - Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominee

  • This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes

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

    2022 - Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominee

    2021 - Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, The Canadian Children`s Book Centre, Finalist

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

    2020 - Books of the Year: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire, Winner

    2020 - Children`s Book Award, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, Commended

    2020 - Middle-Grade Nonfiction Award, Cybils Awards, Finalist

  • Under Pressure

    2021 - Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed

    2021 - Middle Grades Science Book Award, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Long-listed

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