A Forest in the City

By Andrea Curtis

★ Coming out April 2020!

“Imagine a city draped in a blanket of green… Is this the city you know?”

Richly illustrated by the award-winning Pierre Pratt, A Forest in the City is a narrative nonfiction picture book about the urban forest.

It starts with a bird’s-eye view of the tree canopy, then swoops down to street level, digs deep into the ground, then moves up through a tree’s trunk, back into the leaves and branches. A Forest in the City is aimed at grades 3-7.

Andrea Curtis - A Forest in the City
Illustration by Pierre Pratt

First in the new ThinkCities series from Groundwood Books

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Big Water

By Andrea Curtis

Inspired by the true story of one of the worst shipwrecks in the history of the Great Lakes, Big Water is a tale of survival, loss and love. When the passenger boat they are on sinks in a terrible fall storm, two 17-year-olds find themselves the only survivors. Adrift in a lifeboat full of corpses, Christina and Daniel must find a way to help one another if they both want to live.

*young adult fiction 12+

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Eat this!

How fast food marketing gets you to buy junk (and how to fight back)

By Andrea Curtis

★ Kirkus Review; Best Books of 2018
★ School Library Journal review; Best Books of 2018
★ Red Cedar Book Award nominee
★ OLA Best Bets
★ Highly Recommended “Red Leaf Literature” Canadian Children’s Book News

Fast food companies spend billions every year trying to get the attention of young people. You’re bombarded with marketing messages selling salt, sugar & fatty foods on TV, the internet, the street, even in school. Eat this! is an antidote to all that—a media and food literacy guide to decoding the big sell.

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What’s for Lunch?

How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World

By Andrea Curtis

★ Stepping Stones Honor Award
★ VOYA Nonfiction Honor List

cover-whatsforlunch-w340What’s for Lunch? travels the globe peering into lunch trays, mugs, bowls and school bags in 13 countries — including a refugee camp in Kenya, a community school in Birmingham, England, a remote Andean village in Peru, and an eco-school in downtown Toronto, Canada. Aimed at kids age 9-12, it features full-colour photographs by Yvonne Duivenvoorden and lots of ideas about how kids can take charge of the food system.

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