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Peter Lee's Notes from the Field

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Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. Okay, maybe two: to get his genius kid-sister, L.B., to leave him alone. But his summer falls apart when his real-life dinosaur expedition turns out to be a bust, and he watches his dreams go up in a cloud of asthma-inducing dust.

Even worse, his grandmother, Hammy, is sick, and no one will talk to Peter or L.B. about it. Perhaps his days as a scientist aren’t quite behind him yet. Armed with notebooks and pens, Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to see what he can do for Hammy. If only he can get his sister to be quiet for once—he needs time to sketch out a plan.

Released March 2, 2021. Published by Tundra/PHRC.


Adorable cover illustrated by Julie Kwon


All Krista wants to figure out are the three F's: food, family and friends...


Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish-brown hair and she was the "Korean girl" at school. And Jason has always loved hanging out with Krista's family -- especially for the food!

Now in 5th grade, everyone in Krista and Jason's class is preparing their Heritage Month projects. But Krista has mixed feelings about being her school's "Korean Ambassador." Should she ask her sometimes grouchy grandma to teacher her class how to cook traditional Korean kimbap? 

With a new friendship pulling her away from Jason, and the pressure of trying to please her grandma, grade five is going to be interesting!

Published 2018 by Second Story Press

Delicious cover illustrated by Hyein Lee




Praise for Peter Lee's Notes from the Field

2021 Junior Library Guild selection

        Starred Review Shelf Awareness

2021-2022 Panda Book Awards Middle Reader Nominee 

Selected for CCBC’s (Canadian Children's Book Centre) Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021

Finalist 2021 Governor General Literary Awards Young People's Literature -- Text 

Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award Fiction Nominee


Praise for Krista Kim-Bap


Shortlisted 2020 Red Cedar Book Awards Fiction Category 

Selected for Bank Street College of Education 2019 Edition Best Children's Books of the Year 

Nominated for 2020 Chocolate Lily Book Awards Novel Category

2019-2020 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards -- Finalist

Selected as one of the OLA 2018 BEST BETS Books for Junior Fiction 


Peter lee's notes from the field

In the winsome Peter Lee's Notes from the Field, readers are treated to an entertaining firsthand look at how rough it is to be the second-smartest kid in the family.... Angela Ahn (Krista Kim-Bap) captures the heart-wrecking anguish that comes when your lifelong ambition is destroyed with the respect and pathos it deserves.... Peter Lee's Notes from the Field is a winner. 

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Angela Ahn was born in Seoul, but her family immigrated to Canada before she could walk. Armed with a BA, BEd, and MLIS, she worked for several years as a teacher and a librarian, but lately has been working from home, taking care of her two children. She’s grateful to be able to write books where her children can see faces, just like theirs, on the front covers. Angela’s first book, Krista Kim-Bap, was published in 2018 and her second book, Peter Lee’s Notes from the Field, is out now.