Peter Christie's work has been widely recognized by reviewers (and readers) for its lively, engaging language and its compelling synthesis of the latest research: "... A model of how to make science appealing."

The Curse of Akkad: Climate Upheavals that Rocked Human History

“… this is a model of how to make science appealing.” — Canadian Geographic, 10/08

“This highly interesting work will be sucked dry of its facts by information seekers ... [Christie] sculpts sentences with crystal clear writing.” — Canadian Children’s Book News, 10/08

“This is the perfect ‘Hey, did you know’ book … More than ever, we really need such imaginative vision in classrooms …” — Quill & Quire, Feature review by Sarah Ellis, 06/08

​“… exceptionally timely.” — CM Magazine, 05/08


50 Climate Questions: A Blizzard of Blistering Facts

“History + meteorology = hilarity in this heavily illustrated, nicely designed jaunt through four billion years of Earth’s history.”School Library Journal, 09/09/14

“... a humorous, appealing, and informative look at climate change that can be enjoyed whether one is looking for a recreational read or for information for a school project.” — CM Reviews, 04/12


“It’s loaded with … catchy pop-culture references, but its content is solid and its argument is vital.” — Resource Links, 04/12

“By melting science and history together, author Peter Christie helps readers make sense of this important world issue …” — PBG Lifestyle Magazine, 07/26/12


Animal Snoops: The Wondrous World of Wildlife Spies

“Cleverly written to entice young readers.” — CM Magazine, 05/10


“Whales everywhere do it [spy], bonnet macaques … do it, even noctule bats … do it, but why they do it and how they do it, in a variety of fascinating ways, is the focus of this entertaining and informative book.” — The Globe and Mail, 24/07/10

“... a great book for the little naturalist in your family.” —, 08/31/10


Naturally Wild Musicians: The Wondrous World of Animal Song

“... solid scientific information with a light and lively touch ... a good example of substantial science writing with popular appeal.” — Quill & Quire, 08/07


“... absolutely full of fun facts.” — Resource Links, 02/08


Well-Schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits: The Wondrous Ways Animals Learn from Animals

“... the author brings the extensive research of scientists to a kid-friendly level with brief and clear accounts... Highly Recommended.” — CM Magazine, 09/06


“... a light-hearted introduction to the topic, whetting the appetite of the curious young reader ... [the] breezy writing style and the tidbits of information will surely engage readers.” — Canadian Children’s Book News, 10/06

“... an engaging and informative non-fiction book sure to capture the imagination ...” — Resource Links, 12/06