In 2006, Frank published a series of six non-fiction picturebooks with Kids Can Press in Toronto entitled Looking Closely. These “crop and reveal” picturebooks focus on various natural habitats, including; Desert, Forest, Shore, Pond, Rainforest and Garden. 

In 2009, Looking Closely Along the Shore was awarded an Honor Citation from the Society of School Librarians International for best non-fiction picturebook of the year, and won a prestigious Teacher’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association. 

Looking Closely Across the Desert has been nominated for a Grand Canyon Reader Award in 2011. Looking Closely Inside the Garden, and Looking Closely In the Rainforest have been nominated for a CYBILS award from the Children’s Literature Bloggers Association. All of Frank’s picturebooks have been honored by Bank Street Education’s featured non-fiction picturebooks of the year.

In 2020, two of these picturebooks, Looking Closely Along the Shore and Looking Closely Through the Forest were featured in McDonalds’ Happy Meals across Canada.

These books are available on Amazon and at Kids Can Press.

Teaching Resources to Support the Looking Closely Series