What Matters 


(Illustrated by Holly Hatam, Orca Book Publishers, 2016)

*Children's Book Council Spring 2020 Showcase "Champions of Change" selection

*2017 Alberta Literary Awards' R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature, nominee

*2017 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards (US), Honorable Mention

*Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Winter Reading List 2016

*CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2017, starred selection

*Translated into Turkish


From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child’s act to show how we can all make a big difference.


Kirkus Reviews "A beguiling, environmental musing on how one small act can have far-reaching consequences."

School Library Journal "A charming addition that teaches about the interrelationships in nature and the importance of recycling."

CM Magazine (Highly Recommended) "...a very small book with a very large message."


Canadian Children's Book News "A perfect read-aloud picture book for primary classrooms...conveys a positive and powerful message to young readers: you are not too young to make a difference."