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

This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes

2022 - Red Cedar Book Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed
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 - Middle-Grade Nonfiction Award, Cybils Awards, Finalist
2020 - Children`s Book Award, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, Short-listed

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