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What Matters 


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

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

*R. Ross Annett Award (Alberta Literary Awards) 2017, 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 and French


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."

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