Tanya Lloyd Kyi - Author


Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the author of more than twenty-five books for children and young adults. She writes both fiction and nonfiction, often choosing topics related to science, pop culture and history – or a combination of the three. Her recent projects include This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes, Under Pressure: The Science of Stress, and the middle grade novels Me and Banksy and Mya’s Strategy to Save the World.|Tanya’s 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 teaches writing classes, plays tennis and bakes (and eats) too many muffins.|Tanya lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, Min. They have a fifteen-year-old daughter and a thirteen-year-old son.*Twitter: @tanyakyi*Facebook: @tanyalloydkyi


  • 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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