Press Kit

Yolanda Ridge is a middle grade author and science writer. Born in Ontario, she’s lived all across Canada and traveled to many parts of the world. She’s now settled into the Monashee Mountains of BC where she enjoys skiing and biking with her family. Drawing on her past experience as a genetic counsellor and teacher, Yolanda loves crafting contemporary stories, writing science books for kids of all ages and knowledge translation.

Yolanda can be contacted at yolandaridge@yahoo.ca.
To find out more, please visit www.yolandaridge.com.

Is a magical Carey Price bobblehead the key to Elliot’s success on the ice?

PAPERBACK  9781459833791, 240 pages, February 2023 , List Price: $12.95  

EBOOK 9781459833814, February 2023 , List Price $9.99

Interest Age: 9-12 | Grade: 4-7 | Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: T

Themes: hockey heroes, bobblehead, self-confidence, anxiety, friendship

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Immersive non-fiction with STEM and social justice themes that proves that the future of the environment is in our hands–and helps pave the way forward.

PAPERBACK 9781773217529, 120 pages, April 2023 , List Price: $17.99  

HARDCOVER 9781773217512, 120 pages, April 2023 , List Price $24.99

Interest Age: 10+ | Grade: 4+ | Reading Age: 10+

Themes: environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems, animal welfare

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We can change the world with gene editing—but should we?

PAPERBACK  9781773214238, 132 pages, September 2020 , List Price: $16.95  

HARDCOVER 9781773214245, 132 pages, September 2020 , List Price $24.95

Interest Age: 14+ | Grade: 9+ | Reading Age: 14+

Themes: experiments & projects, biology, history of science

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Hudson, an athlete and aspiring firefighter, learns that his uncle has a rare respiratory illness to which he may also be genetically predisposed.


HARDCOVER 978-1-77138-620-3 | Sep 5, 2017 List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $18.99  

EBOOK 978-1-77138-952-5 | Sep 5, 2017 List Price: $4.99  

Grades: 4-7 | Ages: 9-12 | 660L

Keywords: family, coming of age, mystery, basketball, genetics, fire fighting

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Bree fights a bylaw against tree climbing by rallying the kids in her townhouse complex.

PAPERBACK  978-1-55469-385-6 | May 1, 2011 List Price: $7.95  

EBOOK 978-1-54469-969-8 | May 1, 2011 List Price: $5.99  

Grades: 2-4 | Ages: 8- 11 | 650L

Selling Points: tree-climbing, activism, courage

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While spending the summer in Ontario, Bree fights the development of a highway through her grandma’s farmland.

PAPERBACK  978-1-45980-045-8 | April 1, 2012 List Price: $7.95    

EBOOK 978-1-45980-047-2 | April 1, 2012 List Price: $5.99  

Grades: 2-4 | Ages: 8-11 | 650L

Selling Points: rural life, family, activism  

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