Ann Love - Author

Born in Toronto in 1947, Ann Love graduated with a Masters in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1970.

A founder of Pollution Probe at the University of Toronto, she ran the education and information programs there until 1972. She and her husband David then moved to Yukon where they were among the founding members of the Carcross Community Education Center, an alternative, co-educational, residential high school open to students from across Canada as well as Yukon. The school, set between Whitehorse and the wilderness, ran a commercial ventures program to offset fees so that students graduated with high school diplomas or upgraded to trades (bakers, steam operators, forest technicians, reporters, etc.).

Ann and David's oldest child was born in Whitehorse. They moved back to Ontario in 1975 where two more children joined the family. Ann did editorial work for a medical journal, got her teaching degree (University of Toronto, 1990) and eventually became a teacher librarian with the York Region District School Board. Besides her writing, Ann is a botanical watercolor artist, a middling tennis player, a besotted grandmother and an avid naturalist.

Starting in the late 1980s, Ann teamed up with her sister Jane Drake and, together, they have published nearly 30 books. Their works mostly have an environmental focus based on their shared upbringing and travels, with a preference for the remoter parts of Canada.

Get Outside

2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

The Kids Book of the Night Sky

2005 - Teacher's Choice, International Reading Association, Winner
2004 - Parents' Choice Recommended Award, Winner
2004 - YA Top Forty Nonfiction, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, Winner

The Kids Campfire Book

2000 - Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award, Winner
1999 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
1998 - Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller, Winner
1997 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
1997 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed