The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World's Largest Land Biome

2021 Yellow Cedar Award Nominee!

The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World’s Largest Land Biome

In this beautifully written book, award-winning author L. E. Carmichael explores this special wilderness on a tour of the forest throughout the four seasons, from one country to another. Evocative watercolour and collage artwork by award-winning illustrator Josée Bisaillon provides a rare glimpse of one of the world’s most magnificent places.

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Publishing under the name L. E. Carmichael, Lindsey is the award-winning author of over 20 non-fiction books for children and young adults. Whether writing about forensics, medicine, animals and the environment, or engineering and technology, Lindsey specializes in making science engaging, relevant, and above all, fun. Teachers, librarians, and parents across North America use Lindsey’s books to spark excitement for STEM in students of all ages.

Lindsey has a PhD in wildlife genetics and worked as a forensic scientist before becoming a children’s writer. Drawing on 20 years’ experience teaching both science and writing, her school visits encourage participation and experiential learning. She is also a popular speaker at conferences, writing workshops, and professional development sessions for adults.

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 by L.E. Carmichael

Early Reader

(Ages 6-9)
Locust Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Humpback Whale Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
What Are Programs and Apps? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
How Do Video Games Work? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Middle Grades

(Ages 8-12)
Forensics in the Real World by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Innovations in Health by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Innovations in Entertainment by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication by LE Carmichael Book Cover

Young Adult

(Ages 12+)
Gene Therapy by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Appearances, Education, Mentorship

School Visits

Lindsey offers interactive science programs and writing workshops for students of all ages. Invite her to your school, library, or summer camp for an educational experience so fun, the kids won’t realize they’re learning!

For Adults

Need a keynote speaker, workshop leader, or panelist for an upcoming event? Book Lindsey for a session guaranteed to inspire teachers, librarians, adult writers, or avid readers. Available for courses, conferences, and professional development days.

Public Appearances

Lindsey has appeared at festivals ranging from Word on the Street, to Science Literacy Week, to Hal-Con. Check for upcoming events, or contact her to schedule a book signing or speaking engagement.

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