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I’m Andrea Curtis, a writer in Toronto, Canada. I write books for kids, young adults and grownups, too. My work has been published all over the world. My latest book, City of Neighbors (Groundwood), is available now. I had three other books for young readers come out in the last couple of years: City Streets are for People and  City of Water from Groundwood, and Barnaby from Owlkids. I am also the author of  A Forest in the City about the beauty and benefits of trees in the city, and the young adult novel Big Water based on the true story of a pair of teenage shipwreck survivors. I live in Toronto with my family.
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I had a blast this fall talking about City of Neighbors at the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Telling Tales literary festival and the Kingston Writer’s Fest.  Check out my instagram reels for a quick taste of what I was up to. For updated reviews and articles about me and my work, visit

I create FREE teacher/parent resources for all of my books. You can download them here.

City of Neighbors, the fourth book in the ThinkCities series is available now! Illustrated by Katy Dockrill, it explores placemaking initiatives all over the world, and how we can work together to make our cities great—safer, greener, cleaner and more accessible for everyone. Kirkus calls it “A lively exposition of creative community-building projects.” Canadian Review of Materials gave it five stars and said, “City of Neighbors is an outstanding narrative nonfiction book to inspire community action and galvanize positive change. Highly Recommended.”

City Streets are for People is on the Kobo Best of the Year list for children’s literature! It has also been named as one of the Top 10 Books on Environment and Sustainability for youth by Booklist. It’s available now both digitally and in hard copy at your favourite indie bookstores! *Streets* is the third book in the Groundwood ThinkCities series about urban systems and sustainability. It’s illustrated by Emma FitzGerald and Kirkus calls it “an empowering look at reclaiming urban areas… for a better quality of life and a greener future.” Check out the free parent and teacher resources here.

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Visit for more information on Andrea’s writing for grownups.

Check out the Toronto organization where I am a board member and ran a weekly creative writing workshop for Grade 6 kids for nine years.
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