Diane Swanson


BIBLIOGRAPHY


A Toothy Tongue and One Long Foot


(Whitecap Books, 1992,illustrated by Warren Clark and Carolyn Swanson) Dozens of step-by-step, seasonal nature activities turn an average backyard into a wonderland. Discover flowers that have"landing strips" for bees, insects that walk upside down and slugs that use hundreds of teeth to scrape food.
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

Why Seals Blow Their Noses


(Whitecap Books, 1992, illustrated by Doug Penhale French edition: Heritage jeunesse, 1995) Learn how ravens toboggan down snow banks and why seals blow their noses. Ten Canadian animals come alive, not only with incredible facts, but with folklore that "explains" why bears have short tails, how salmon came to be, and more.
* Short_listed for the Children's Literature Roundtables
*Canada Information Book Award, 1993
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

Squirts and Snails and Skinny Green Tails


(Whitecap Books, 1993, illustrated by Warren Clark; French edition: Heritage jeunesse,1995) Race a clam. Peek through a seascope. Activities like these let kids indulge their curiosity at the seashore and uncover the wonders of nature...all while having fun.
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

Safari Beneath the Sea


(Whitecap Books, 1994, photography by theRoyal British Columbia Museum) Enter a world where fish tie themselves in knots, plants flashlights in the dark and mammals hammer their food. Take a safari through the fabulous waters along British Columbia's Pacific coast.
* Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 1995 (USA)
* Short-listed for the Children's Literature Roundtables
*Canada Information Book Award, 1995
*Short-listed for the Utah Children's Informational Book Award,1995-96
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

Coyotes in the Crosswalk


(Whitecap Books, 1994, illustrated byDoug Penhale; French edition: Heritage jeunesse, 1995) All sorts of wily wildlife have learned to find food and make homes for themselves in Canada's biggest cities. This book introduces ten urban residents and the ways they adapt to life in the concrete jungle.
* Short-listed for the Children's Literature Roundtables
* Canada Information Book Award, 1995
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

Sky Dancers


(Whitecap Books, 1995, illustrated by Doug Penhale) From hummingbirds to turkey vultures, Canadian birds are amazing. After all, who but a pelican can yawn so hard it turns its bill inside out? And who but a starling can imitate a car burglar alarm?
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice

The Day of the Twelve-Story Wave


(Whitecap Books, 1995,illustrated by Laura Cook) The Viking thunder god and a modern team of hurricane hunters arejust some of the characters whose exploits help tell the story of Earth's awesome forces. Exploring nature at its wildest, this book introduces readers to the power of lightning, tsunamis,volcanoes, avalanches, tornadoes and more.

SOME OF DIANE'S LATEST BOOKS:

NIBBLING ON EINSTEIN'S BRAIN
ANIMALS EAT THE WEIRDIEST THINGS
BUG BITES NATURE SERIES
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
UP CLOSE
NATURE DETECTIVES


OTHER EDITIONS

All of my books have been published in American, as well as Canadian, editions. Three of my books have been published in French editions:

Pourquoi Les Phoques Ont-Ils Un Ballon Sur Le Nez

(Heritagejeunesse, 1995)

Coquilles, Coquillages Et Tresors De La Plage

(Heritagejeunesse, 1995)

Attention! Coyote Au Carrefour

(Heritage jeunesse, 1995)


Featured Book Questions and Answers Bibliography

Return to Island of Eyes, Issue 5.