Member Profile

K. Ann Love

Photo: H. Barnett 1996

Ann Love was born and raised in Toronto. She earned her Master of Arts at the University of Toronto in 1970 and helped found the environmental group Pollution Probe there. She moved to Yukon where, together with her husband and others, established the Carcross Community Education Center – an alternative, co-educational high school. She returned to Toronto in 1975, and while mostly a stay-home mom, Ann worked as managing editor of the medical journal, Stroke, and did part-time teaching. She returned to the regular classroom in 1991 and taught in elementary schools north of Toronto until 2004. She lives on the edge of a forest and likes to travel to wild places whenever possible. Her first book was published in 1990. A number of her works are co-authored by her sister Jane Drake. Ann served as King Township Writer-in-the-Library for 2010-2011.

E-mail: kannlove@me.com
Phone number:
905 859 4721

Publications

Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2004.
The Kids Book of the Night Sky. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004.
Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World’s Boreal Forest. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2003.
The Kids Winter Cottage Book. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2001.
The Kids Book of the Far North. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2000.
Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten our World. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008.
Trash Action: a Fresh Look at Garbage. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2006.
Sweet! the Delicious Story of Candy. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2007.
Talking Tails: The Incredible Relationship Between People and Their Pets. Tundra Books, 2010
Yes You Can! Your Guide to Becoming an Activist. Tundra Books, 2010

Awards

Our Choice Canadian Children’s Book Center Selections for Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage; Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales
Our Choice Canadian Children’s Book Center Selections for The Kids Book of the Night Sky
Shortlisted, Rocky Mountain Book Award for Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten our World; Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy
Shortlisted, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award for The Kids Book of the Far North
Shortlisted, Norma Fleck Award for The Kids Book of the Far North
Shortlisted, Red Cedar Award for Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy; Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales; The Kids Campfire Book
Shortlisted, Silver Birch Award for Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World; The Kids Book of the Far North
Shortlisted, Silver Birch Award for The Kids Campfire Book
Winner, Skipping Stones Honor Award for Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World`s Boreal Forest
Winner, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award English Non Fiction for Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy
Winner Red Cedar Information Book Award for Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy, 2009/2010
Shortlisted Silver Birch Award Non Fiction for Alien Invaders: Species That Threaten Our World, 2010
Shortlisted Silver Birch Award Non Fiction for Talking Tails: The Incredible Relationship Between People and Their Pets, 2011
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Co-authors Ann Love and Jane Drake explore with students their research methods and non-fiction writing. They discuss where they get ideas, the writing process, stories about being authors and writing partners – all supported with examples from their works. Interactive and media components in presentations include slides and storytelling. They tailor presentations to the curriculum Grade 3 – Rural Communities (Mining, Fishing, Farming, and Forestry); Grade 4 – Provinces and Territories (The Kids Book of the Far North and Cool Woods); Grade 5 – Early Civilizations (The Kids Book of the Night Sky); Grade 6 – Solar System (The Kids Book of the Night Sky) and Aboriginal Peoples and Early Explorers (Cool Woods and The Kids Book of the Far North); Grades 7-9 – Canadian Issues (Cool Woods and Yes You Can! Your Guide to Becoming an Activist); Cross-grades -- Environmental Issues (Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales, Trash Action: a Fresh Look at Garbage, and Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World); Cross-grades -- History and Social Geography (Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy; Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets, and upcoming Soap, Sneeze and Disease).

Presentation Length:
1 hour to 1 hour 15 min.
Genre:
Children's Non-Fiction
Grades:
3-12
Audience size:
75 (w/ teachers)
Workshop Description:

Writing with precision – how to write good instructions – using The Kids Campfire Book and other activity books written by the authors; Writing persuasive non-fiction – interest everyone in your favourite subject, from bellybutton piercing to space probes…; Writing narrative non-fiction.

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$300
GST:
GST applicable