Daniel Loxton’s paleontology-inspired children’s storybook Plesiosaur Peril (Kids Can Press; illustrated by Daniel with Jim WW Smith) has been chosen as one of three finalists in the Young Reader category for the Canada-wide 2014 Lane Anderson Award.
The jury-selected Lane Anderson Award was created by the Fitzhenry Family Foundation to honour the very best science writing in Canada, both for adults and young readers. It is Canada’s largest literary award specific to science writing, with the winner in each category receiving $10,000 (to be announced in late September, 2015).
Daniel’s 2010 book Evolution: How We And All Living Things Came to Be was a previous winner of the Lane Anderson award for young readers. His book Pterosaur Trouble was also a 2013 Lane Anderson finalist.
More information about the award can be found here: http://laneandersonaward.ca/about/