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Shelley Tanaka

SHELLEY TANAKA is an award-winning author, translator and editor. She has written more than twenty books for children and young adults, winning the Orbis Pictus Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Science in Society Book Award and the Information Book Award, and she has twice been nominated for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. Other honors include Texas Blue Bonnet runner-up, School Library Journal Best Books, ALA Notables and IRA Young Adults’ Choice. Her translation of Michel Noel’s Good for Nothing won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was on the IBBY Honor List (Commended). Shelley teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

 

Books by Shelley Tanaka

I Have the Right to Culture

by (author) Alain Serres
illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Do You Know Where the Animals Live?

Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us

by (author) Peter Wohlleben
translated by Shelley Tanaka

My Body in Pieces

illustrated by Marie-Noëlle Hébert
translated by Shelley Tanaka

The Day the Rain Moved In

illustrated by Éléonore Douspis
translated by Shelley Tanaka

I Have the Right to Save My Planet

by (author) Alain Serres
illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
translated by Shelley Tanaka

The Big Bad Wolf in My House

by (author) Valérie Fontaine
illustrated by Nathalie Dion
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Our Environment

Everything You Need to Know

by (author) Jacques Pasquet
illustrated by Yves Dumont
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest

by (author) Peter Wohlleben
translated by Shelley Tanaka

White as Milk, Red as Blood

The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth

by (author) Franz Xaver von Schonwerth
illustrated by Willow Dawson
translated by Shelley Tanaka
foreword by Philip Pullman

Look at the Weather

by (author) Britta Teckentrup
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Grandfather and the Moon

by (author) Stéphanie Lapointe
illustrated by Rogé
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Dear Canada: Hoping for Home

Stories of Arrival

by (author) Kit Pearson, Ruby Slipperjack, Jean Little, Shelley Tanaka, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Rukhsana Khan, Brian Doyle & Afua Cooper

I Don't Live Here Anymore

by (author) Gabi Kreslehner
translated by Shelley Tanaka

All Year Round

illustrated by Emilie Leduc
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Naptime

by (author) Iris De Moüy
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Gustave

by (author) Remy Simard
illustrated by Pierre Pratt
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Nobody Knows

by (author) Shelley Tanaka

Cher Journal : Terre d'accueil, terre d'espoir

Onze récits

by (author) Marie-Andrée Clermont, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Ruby Slipperjack, Afua Cooper, Brian Doyle, Rukhsana Khan, Jean Little, Shelley Tanaka & Kit Pearson

Climate Change Revised Edition

A Groundwork Guide

by (author) Shelley Tanaka

Girl from Mars

by (author) Tamara Bach
translated by Shelley Tanaka

Climate Change /tp

A Groundwork Guide

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
series edited by Jane Springer

One More Border

The True Story of One Family's Escape From War-Torn Europe

by (author) Bill Kaplan & Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Stephen Taylor

New Dinos

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Alan Barnard

Attack on Pearl Harbor

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by David Craig

I Was There: In the Time of the Knights

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Greg Ruhl

I Was There: The Lost Temple of the Aztecs

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Greg Ruhl

I Was There in the Lost Temple of the Aztecs

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Greg Ruhl

The Buried City of Pompeii: What It Was Like When Vesuvius Exploded

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Greg Ruhl

The I Was There: The Buried City of Pompeii

by (author) Shelley Tanaka

On Board the Titanic

What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Ken Marschall

I Was There: Discovering the Iceman

by (author) Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by Laurie McGaw

The Birthday Party

by (author) Michel Aubin
illustrated by Hélène Desputeaux
adapted by Shelley Tanaka