Diane Swanson - Author

Diane Swanson

Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Diane Swanson has always been 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 now lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and has had more than 70 books published --- plus more than 450 magazine articles.

Diane is a popular presenter to children in Grades K to 7, parents, teachers and librarians.

Burp!

2003 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2003 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2002 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2002 - Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2002 - Young Adults' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed
2002 - Informal Education Product of the Year Award, Museum Tour, Winner

You Are Weird

2010 - Hackmatack Award, Short-listed
2010 - Silver Birch, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Non-fiction

Burp!, 2001