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My first YA novel, Big Water, is headed for stores in March 2018, and the good people at Orca Books worked with illustrator Jacqui Oakley to produce this absolutely stunning cover. I am officially over the moon with excitement! Watch here for information about the launch at TYPE books in March. You can preorder Big Water now!


Eat this! How fast food marketing gets you to buy junk (and how to fight back) has just been published by Red Deer Press. Ask for Eat this! at great bookstores near you!

Read my interview with The Lunch Tray’s Bettina Elias Siegel here.

Here’s what people are saying about it!

“Kids need to know the truth about junk food, and understand the millions of ways it’s pushed on them – everyday. Andrea’s fun and accessible book gives them the tools to fight back!”—Jamie Oliver, MBE, world-renowned chef and food campaigner

“The title says it all. This is the first and only children’s book to tell the awful truth about the way our kids are assaulted by rapacious marketers. But, most importantly, Andrea manages to tell the story to the kids themselves. Next she needs to figure out how to explain it to two-year-olds.”—Mark Bittman, best-selling author of How to Cook Everything

Eat this! is a well-conceived, well-researched and empowering resource that helps students, parents and educators decode the marketing speak and arm themselves against the powerful techniques used by junk food and beverage marketers. This important book raises essential questions about why and how these foods and drinks are destroying our kid’s future health and well being. Eat this! is an essential tool to help build real food communities and better inform kid consumers to become empowered citizens.” —Lulu Cohen-Farnell, Founder, Real Food for Real Kids

“Andrea has created a book that will resonate with both kids and parents at a time when kids (and parents) need to be more media savvy then ever.  Eat This! is filled with fun facts, clear explanations and concrete ideas about how kids can fight the fast-food system. This book will have your kids questioning what they see and eat in a way that is actually good for them—and the planet.”—Emma Waverman, parenting and food writer, columnist, CBC Radio and The Globe & Mail

“Copious kid-friendly information on a vitally important topic, stylishly presented, makes this book essential. Knowledge is power.”—starred Kirkus Review

“Plenty of empowerment value and appeal for young readers and others. It could be easily incorporated into any math, sociology, or marketing class.”— Children’s Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review

“Restricting food and beverage marketing to children is an important public health issue. Andrea has presented it in a compelling way and we hope her book will motivate Canadians to support making the healthy choices the easy choices.” – Mary Lewis, Vice President of Research, Advocacy and Health Promotion, Heart & Stroke

Ask for it at your favourite indie bookstore or order the book here.

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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

★ Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award nominee

★ Information Book Award nominee

What’s for Lunch? is also available in Korean.

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For adults

I also write award-winning books and magazine articles for adults. I’m interested in everything from food and politics to architecture and health.

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