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.